Livingstone is an eclectic mix of old colonial buildings and African vibe. This area boasts many adventure and adrenalin activities as well as the tranquility and beauty of the mighty Zambezi River.
What can I do there?
The Victoria Falls: No trip to Livingstone would be complete without a trip to the Falls themselves. You can take a walk through the rain forest along the well marked paths that lead to the Knife Edge Bridge. Here there are impressive views of both the the falls and the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. From here, and from the the viewing points along the way, you can survey the magnificence of the Falls as the Zambezi River cascades and thunders through the gorge.
Seasonal changes offer different experiences. During the dry season, one can see much more, and at this time of the year it is possible to walk along the lip of the Falls themselves. During the rainy season, views are largely masked by the intense spray, so do be prepared to get soaking wet, Remember to take a wet pack or zip lock bag to protect your camera.
One can also take a walk down to the Boiling Pot. This will probably take you about an hour for a round trip, and it can be a little strenuous on the legs, but it is well worth the effort as you walk through a rain forest along a small stream. The majesty of the Zambezi River can be experienced at its height when you reach the bottom.
Activites: There are plenty of activities on offer to appease your adrenalin fix. Bunji jumping, gorge swing, white water rafting or jet boating below the Falls should get that adrenalin pumping! Flights over the Falls in microlights or helicopters are also not to be missed. Elephant rides, river cruises, fishing, canoeing or taking a train ride are also available for those not wishing to partake in extreme adventures.
Game Drives: Game drives through the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park can be arranged, where elephants, giraffe, zebra, numerous antelope and many birds may be seen.
Livingstone Centre: A trip to the Livingstone museum is a good way to spend an afternoon, followed by a wander through the craft markets where many Zambian curios and other wares are on offer.
All hotels and lodges can book activities for you. Some need to be pre-booked, so when making an accommodation booking, do remember to book activites such as elephant rides of helicopter trips.