What to do in Livingstone

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lose to the landmark that is Victoria Falls, is found the town of Livingstone. The town was inspired and named after Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone who was the first European to see and name the Falls after the British queen at the time. The history and culture is rich as is evidenced by the number of museums, the art and craft producers, the architecture, and the native food and way of life in the town.

Founded in 1905, Livingstone owes its existence to Victoria Falls. . When Dr. Livingstone discovered the Falls in 1855, he opened up the area to hunters, traders and other missionaries. In 1911 it became the capital of what was then called Northern Rhodesia. While Lusaka is today the capital of Zambia, Livingstone remains the “Tourist Capital” as there is so much  to see and do.  :

Activities

The small town of Livingstone stands as an entry point to Victoria Falls as well as to the surrounding Zambezi region. As far as activities go, Livingstone has something for everyone. Adrenalin-junkies, explorers, romantics and adventurers will all find something here. These are some of the activities:

  • Whitewater Rafting – through the Batoka Gorge.
  • Canoeing – on the upper Zambezi.
  • Horseback Trails – in the Mosi-o-Tunya National Park.
  • Gwembe Reptile Park and Safaris crocodiles and snakes at close range
  • River Boarding – mega thrills on the Zambezi rapids.
  • Bungi Jumping – off the 111 meter high Victoria Falls Bridge.
  • Abseiling and Gorge Swinging – off the sheer cliffs of the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls  .
  • Tandem Kayaking – An experienced kayaker will take you through the raging rapids of the Zambezi River, below the Falls.
  • Game Safaris – Take a drive or a walk through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and see all of Zambia’s plains game. No predators are here so the animals are relaxed and easy to observe.
  • Microlighting or Helicopter flips over the Falls.
  • River Safaris – Quiet jet-propelled boats take you into remote parts of the upper Zambezi.
  • Elephant back Safaris – Tame elephants give the best view for game viewing in the Reserve.
  • Lion and Cheetah Walks – No leashes or restraints and no enclosures. Young lions are walked in the bush to encourage survival skills and bush knowledge. This is essential to ensure their eventual release into the wild. The Mukuni Research Centre has an ongoing program for conserving and breeding the threatened Cheetah, through education and understanding of this amazing animal.
  • Fishing – Spend a day on the magnificent Upper Zambezi River – pitting your skills against the ferocious Tiger Fish or delicious bream as well as various other fish that the Zambezi has to offer.
  • Golf – Set in a veritable botanical garden with over 118 tree species, there is an 18-hole course providing a unique African golfing experience.  The clubhouse is a national monument and has an excellent restaurant and bar, a gymnasium and a pool.
  • Jet Boating – High-speed, jet-propelled boats take you down the rapids.
  • Steam Train Rides – over the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Arts & Crafts

For the cultural enthusiast, there is plenty to do in the town of Livingstone:

  • Livingstone Museum – the oldest museum in Livingstone shows of the town’s history and a collection of pre-history and cultural development.
  • Craft market – next to the parking area to the entrance of the Mosa oa Tunya National Park is one of the largest craft markets in the town.
  • World War 1 Museum again close to the entrance of the Mosa oa Tunya National Park isthe memorial honouring those who lost their lives in the war.
  • Livingstone Railway Museum have a look at some of the steam locomotives and coaches that make up the heritage of Zambia’s railway tradition.
  • Africa Shoes based on the story of young Toka Leya, this vibrant musical depicts a modern- day Zambian story.

 

 

 

 

Fishing Trips Zambezi River

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100Angle Zambia

The only tour operator in Zambia that specializes solely in sport fishing on the Zambezi River. Our head offices are based in Livingstone, Zambia. Angle Zambia offers day trips out of Livingstone, servicing all the hotels and lodges in the area. We offer half day and full day trips on the Upper Zambezi River.

Livingstone’s Adventure

Livingstone’s Adventure is known as the ultimate activity provider in this region. Providing 9 different activities with 27 options to choose from.

Navigate Africa Safaris

An adventure specialist company focussing on sub-Saharan Africa. Allow us to plan an experience that will allow you to indulge in your favourite past time. We understand Africa and all it has to offer, we provide an impeccable services that will facilitate you in the planning of your African Adventure.

Tafika Travel Advisor

Our many focus is all range of travellers, budget, middle and upper class travellers, including small family and friends groups, wanting a quality and professionally handled trip to Southern African countries. We as well arrange conference, business communities who would like to combine safari and adventure.