Livingstone is a tourism centre for the Victoria Falls and Zambia, in recent years it has firmly become the destination of choice when visiting the falls. Named after David Livingstone, the British explorer who was the first European to explore the area.
Livingstone is rich in scenery and colonial heritage. The town was founded in 1906, and in 1911 it became the capital of Northern Rhodesia, now called Zambia. Today the town has preserved much of its colonial history, with many of the buildings still in use, however, it is a typical African town with a busy charm.
The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of the greatest attractions in Africa, offers awe-inspiring views and unique attractions such as the Boiling Pot and Devil’s Pool. There is so much to do at the falls, you will need to visit at least twice. Activities include boat tours, white water rafting, bungee jump, kayaking, helicopter rides, micro-lighting, and swim in Devil’s Pool (from mid-August to mid-January).
If you don’t fancy any high-octane activities, you can drive through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which is situated along the upper Zambezi River. It includes the Victoria Falls and stretches for about 12 kilometres up the Zambezi River above the falls. Although the park is small, only 66 square kilometres, it is home to a wide variety of species including, antelope, zebra, giraffe, elephants and warthog.
Livingstone is a must visit destination for families, couples, groups of friends and adrenaline junkies, a trip to the Victoria Falls will leave you exhilarated. With so many activities you will not run out of things to do! The town itself is full of history and culture. Livingstone really has something for everyone.