Livingstone is a great alternative to Victoria Falls, its more famous but less politically stable neighbour across the border in Zimbabwe. The town itself isn't hugely diverting, with maybe only the market and Livingstone Museum really worth a visit. It's all about location though, from your hotel or hostel you should be able to arrange:
  • Livingstone Island is an absolute must for anyone visiting the area and a wonderful way of enjoying the might Victoria Falls up close. Livingstone Island is perched right on the edge of the Falls and is the spot from which David Livingstone first sighted the Falls. During low waters, those who are keen can swim in a rock pool right on the edge of the Falls.  
  • Rafting - the one day excursion is an amazing experience. You will require a decent level of physical fitness and it's not suitable for weak swimmers or children below 14, but it's a day you will never forget. Longer rafting/camping safaris into the Lower Zambezi area can be arranged. Safari Par Excellence and Raft Extreme are reputable companies.

  • A micro-light flight over the falls. Most spectacular at sunset/sunrise

  • A bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge. If you're feeling brave...

  • Entry into Victoria Falls National Park, where you can walk along the edge of the Zambezi and, in the dry season, actually wade out along the lip of the falls and bathe inprobably the most spectacular rockpools on the planet!


  • Although this is not a great part of the country for safaris, you can organise a trip around the local National Park, which boasts Zambia's only white rhinos and a good chance of witnessing elephants swimming in the Zambezi.

  • Abseiling, rappeling and gorge-swinging is very popular and just as safe, well organised and terrifying as the bungee jump.

  • Evening cruises  on the upper Zambezi  are a spectacular and relaxing way to see hippo, crocs and a vast array of bird life whilst enjoying a  sundowner and a bite to eat.

  • There is a small craft village near to the falls, which is worth a visit to get your gift buying done in one go. Be prepared to haggle!

  • Sundowners at Rapid 16 - a spectacular spot for some al fresco drinks.

  • Head to 'Jungle Junction' a basic, but beautiful arrangement of thatched huts, hammocks and tree swings on a small archipelago of islands in the middle of the Zambezi.

  • Arrange onward travel to safari lodges in other parts of Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. South Luangwa in Zambia, Hwange in Zimbabwe and Chobe in Botswana are the most common destinations.

          Eat Traditional African food while your served the traditional way and watching traditional entertainment at Ngoma Zanga     Restaurant.