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Victoria Falls from the air, Zimbabwe

Livingstone

This small town on the edge of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls is a hub for activities and adventure.

Livingstone offers a wonderful final stage to a safari in Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe sometimes offering an alternative to a seaside resort. Only a few lodges and camps have been built along the banks of the Upper Zambezi River, all of which are ideal for visits to the nearby Victoria Falls.

For the intrepid, there is an opportunity to go white water rafting, canoeing or bungee jumping and you can take a Flight of Angels over the Falls by helicopter or micro-light.

View at night, Tongabezi, Livingstone
Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia
Aerial View, The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia
Rafting, Livingstone, Zambia

A little more about Livingstone

Stay close enough to town to be able to engage in all the activities offered in the area. Especially exciting is visiting Devil’s Pool, which can only be done from the Zambian side.

A change of clothes is a must if you are visiting the falls in the months of April or May as the spray will drench you. May to November offers the best viewing of the falls, with May possibly being wet. Most activities are available from June to November.

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls

Described by the Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, the Smoke that Thunders, Victoria Falls are a spectacular sight, shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Many people claim that the view is more impressive from the Zambian side, with the added attraction of having far fewer tourists than the Zimbabwean side.

Columns of spray can be seen from miles away, as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge at the height of the flood season, into a deep gorge over 100 metres below. A path along the edge of the falls provides unparalleled views of this natural wonder, although be prepared to be drenched by the spray.

Experiences

Heli-Adventure

Take a heli-flip over the Victoria Falls at sunset. Or, alternatively, try a flight in a microlight for a different perspective.

Victoria Falls

Visit the famous Victoria Falls, which is split between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cross over the border for views from the other side.

Outdoor Adventures

Try the huge variety of activities and adventures in and around the falls. These include zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping and more.

Cruise the Zambezi

Explore the Zambezi River by canoe or test your mettle by rafting the rapids.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Chris Johnston

25 years ago, my first trip to Africa took on a life of its own. I planned for three months, I stayed for two years. Whilst there, I was mistaken for a priest, attacked by sharks and arrested. Yet the countless, clattering journeys opened my eyes to the beauty of the landscapes and the grace of the people. My recent trips are undoubtedly more comfortable, but the welcome is as warm as ever and the best experiences are still those I never see coming.
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