■ Previously the capital of Zambia before it was moved to Lusaka, Livingstone
is fast becoming a major player in the tourism stakes of the Victoria
■ Livingstone itself is being upgraded with new shopping complexes and
with plenty of accommodation choices the traveler is well catered for.
■ Although Livingstone is a fairly safe town be careful walking around
at night as there are very few streetlights.
Taxis are freely available for hire or hop on a mini bus to get to the
Museums The Livingstone Museum is Zambia's national museum tracing the history
of man in Zambia
■ The Railway Museum features the restored Zambezi Saw Mills loco shed
builidngs and traces the history of the railway in Zambia
■ The Victoria Falls Field Museum stands on an archaeological site -
on display are stone tools used by our ancestors some 2.5 millions
Running along a strip of riverine bush which stretches approx. 12
kms up river, the Zambezi National Park or Mosi O Tunya National Park
contains giraffe, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, zebra, sable, eland,
wildebeest as well as kafue lechwe.
Shopping for Curios and Souvenirs
■ the Mukuni Crafts centre at the Falls has a huge array of curios from
the largest wooden giraffe in Africa to beautiful batiks
■ From intricate animal carvings in stone, wood, or the beautiful green
malachite, masks, drums, marimbas, spoons, book ends, walking sticks,
jewellery and much more
■ Be prepared to bargain your T-shirt, battery or even shoes
The Victoria Falls
■ To view the Falls, there is a network of walkways over the abyss and
a steep track down to the base of the falls.
■ This World Heritage Site, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience
as the Zambezi river tears headlong over the 1.7km expanse down into
the chasm 110 metres below it
■ Livingstone has its own international airport (LVI) and flights arrive daily.
Airways and SAA
fly between Livingstone and Johannesburg
By Bus The Euro-Bus travels between Lusaka and Livingstone - a journey of
some 470 kms taking between 5 to 6 hours.
■Rent a car and drive yourself.
■ For the international self driver, roads lead into Livingstone from
Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
■ Temporary import permits can be purchased at the port of entry.
■ Zambian third party insurance is mandatory.