Named after Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, Livingstone’s culture and history is intriguing – as is evidenced by the arts and craft producers, museums, colonial architecture, traditional village life, local food and the general African lifestyle.
It is the tourism centre for the Victoria Falls. Which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most amazing sights in the world. Twice as tall as Niagara Falls, and several times longer, Victoria Falls affords visitors a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing experience. It might not be the very biggest, but few will debate that it’s the most spectacular. If it is the official records you are after, the Victoria Falls is the largest curtain of falling water in the world. Unique attraction includes the Boiling Pot and the Devil’s Pool.
Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the Falls region. Peak flood season is around March and April when the full power of the Falls can be experienced in all its glory. The aerial view at this time is spectacular, with clouds of spray rising high into the sky. As the floods abate, the view of the Falls gets better and better through the year, but at its lowest, around November and December the Falls become little rivulets running over the edge.
Livingstone can be reached by plane or car. Proflight offers schedule daily flights from Lusaka ranging from USD$250.00 round trip depending on availability. By road, Livingstone can be approached from three directions. If you’re coming from Zimbabwe, cross the border at the town of Victoria Falls over the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, carry straight on this road for about 11 kilometers. From Botswana, cross the border at Kazungula by ferry, and continue east for about 60kms. From Lusaka, Livingstone is 470 kms. Take the southbound Kafue Road out of Lusaka and just after the Kafue River Bridge, turn right towards Mazabuka. This road leads straight to Livingstone.