Travel to Livingstone – Adrenaline Capital of Africa
Livingstone has deservedly gained it’s reputation as one of the top Adventure Centres in Southern Africa. Close to the town you can enjoy various adrenaline sports along with other more sedate yet enjoyable activites. An ideal base for those who love outdoor action and adventure.
The proximity to the Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River has made Livingstone an excellent base for travellers from all over the world wanting to explore one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The town of Livingstone first came into existence in 1905 and was named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone. It was proclaimed the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911 and due to number of European settlers, it enjoyed excellent facilities surpassing any others in the country.
There are still several Edwardian colonial buildings lining the city’s main road. When Lusaka was made the capital in 1935, Livingstone started to change from a thriving city into a quiet town.
Attractions in Livingstone
The town retains some Interesting examples of old colonial architecture from the turn of the century including Colliard Memorial Church, the North Western Hotel, and St Andrews Anglican Church. The Livingstone Museum and the Railway Museum are both also worth a visit. The markets in Livingstone are colourful and lively, heat to Dambwa north or near the police station.
Livingstone offers numerous different sporting opportunities including: white-water rafting through the Batoka Gorge, Canoeing, Horseback Trails, River Boarding, Bungi Jumping, Abseiling and Gorge Swinging, Tandem Kayaking, Microlighting, River Safaris, Game Viewing Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris, Jet Boating, Fishing and Golf to name but a few!!!
- Explore a traditional Zambian town with a rich heritage.
- One of Africa’s greatest activity centres with a mind-boggling choice of adventure pursuits.
- Take to the Zambezi River or head into Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and search for wildlife.
There are a number of different eateries and restaurants in Livingstone town, alternatively head down to Livingstone Waterfront overlooking the river – a great place to unwind!
Many of the area’s hotels and lodges offer day trips into Livingstone town, otherwise chauffeured cars are available for hire if you are not in you own vehicle. Taxis are widely available.