The village of Livingstone is named after the famous explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, it was established in 1905 as a major European settlement and made the capital of Rhodesia. In 1935 the capital was moved to Lusaka and the bustling town became a quiet village. Livingstone has become the leading base for adventure travelers wishing to explore the Seventh wonder of the World. Livingstone offers a wide range of adventure activities, from bungee jumping, jet boats, riverboarding, canoeing, horse riding trails, abseiling, white water river rafting; you get to ride an extra two rapids if you start on the Zambian side. During peak flow from January to June the Zambian side of the Falls is the most spectacular and there are walkways leading out to look out points and Knife Edge bridge.
With the political climate in Zimbabwe still fragile most travelers are making Livingstone the new base to explore the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls Direct has directories of all hotels and lodges on offer in Livingstone listed below, catering for all budgets.
Livingstone has the largest and oldest museum in Zambia., with a large collection of David Livingstone memorabilia, donated by the Livingstone family. For steam train enthusiasts, the Railway Museum in Chishimba Falls road holds some fine examples of Zambia’s railway heritage. of the town. Enjoy a Zambezi cruise on the African Queen or play a round of gold at the Livingstone country club.