Local Cowboy Cycle Tours
Local Cowboy Cycle Tours
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Come join us for an active bicycle tour around the Livingstone area, a chance to journey along the picturesque Zambezi river, visit local villages and markets, and interact with locals. We stop along the way to discuss the local cultures and landscapes. These tours directly support a community school school and we finish the tour by visiting this school and meeting some of the children.
Livingstone, Zambia

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formeryogi
Charlotte, NC171 contributions
May 2022
A true highlight for us. We arrived in Livingston a couple of days before our big 12-day safari tour was to begin. We were looking for a different kind of experience than we would be getting over the next two weeks with our tour (Tauck Tours). This Cowboy bike tour was the right choice! Large tourist numbers have not yet returned, so Oliver and his nephew David had flexibility and allowed us to customize our bike tour by taking elements from two of their usual tours. The two normal tour choices are four hours each... our tour ended up being nearly seven hours!!!! In short, as the other reviews mention, these tours take you where the tour buses can not go! We rode through housing areas and will never forget how adults and kids waved and smiled at us. Your heart will be touched. Oliver and David were conversational and seemed glad business is finally returning. We are a family of four and in reasonably "decent" shape, but still, by the end, we were exhausted!!!!!!! Remember, our day was longer than the normal. An average person should have no difficulty with the "normal" bike tour. Our experience was tiring but exceptional. Looking back, I feel guilty that they charged us so little. I wish we had given an even bigger tip. By all means, this is should be on everyone's "must do" list.
Written June 1, 2022
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Kaattii
22 contributions
May 2022
I highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to better understand how people in Zambia live, their culture, their history and their everyday challenges. The tour was just amazing, I learned so much and the bike is a great way to see the villages near Livingstone. Some of the tour-generated money goes to the local cowboy's school established by the tour organiser and his brother Oliver. They did an impressive job providing access to education for kids who didn't have access before.
Written May 28, 2022
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Kris C.
Sarnia, Canada18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Oliver & Co. delivered a really enlightening experience for the 4 of us. We feel like we learned quite a bit about Livingston and its surrounding communities in a short period of time.
Well worth it!
Written April 27, 2022
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HugoLing56
Amsterdam, The Netherlands118 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
If I come to Livingstone the Cowboys are on the list. This time I had the honor to be guided by Oliver himself. Sadly enough there have been no group bookings for a long time because of all the COVID restrictions. I hope it picks up soon, since the money coming from the tours keeps a school running. The tours itself give you an excellent impression of day to day life for the people that serve you in hotels and during tours. You haven’t seen Zambia until you’ve experienced this! And the fact that you keep a school running is a heartwarming extra to your cycle tour.
Written April 15, 2022
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Michelle B
Shrewsbury, UK63 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had a brilliant morning with Oliver and Joe. We cycled through villages and witnessed Zambian life going on, building new house, shopping in the market, children playing and visiting the school Oliver supports.
We felt really safe and well looked after and heard really interesting facts about Zambia and how it has coped with the changing world due to covid.

I would urge you to go on the tour if you are in Livingston, as you get an authentic experience and everyone is pleased to see you
Written February 2, 2022
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Arne V
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Greatly advisable experience! It provides great inside in the life of the zambians. We had an amazing day!
The funds go directly to the local school, to provide education for the children!
Written July 14, 2021
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IamOCall
Rawlins, WY5 contributions
Sep 2019
Bike touring Livingston was one of the highlights of our 3-week trip to Africa. The guides were great, super friendly and informative. While most of our trip was in high-end lodges and safaris, we learned more about modern African life on this wonderful day. The guides took us thru the city, showing us the markets where locals shop, met cute kids practicing their few english words, and the school that is supported thru their efforts. Great experience that we will always remember, and highly recommend.
Written July 19, 2020
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Ceyhan Atasoy
Bursa, Türkiye4 contributions
Mar 2020
While the Corona Virus was troubling the world, we had an Excellent experience at Livingstone. If you want to experience discovery and adventure in Africa, this should be either on foot or by bike. We participated in 2 tours. In the first one, we visited Victoria Waterfall, the pearl of the world. With the entrance we made by passing by baboons, we were exposed to the rain formed by the cool waters of Victoria Falls.
On the second day, we visited 3 villages with local tribes. The interaction with the children was excellent. The little gifts we bought them made us win their hearts.
Local Cowboy Cycle Tours official Oliver, our guides Patson and Boyd, provided a very professional service, giving us all these experiences.
See you again.
Written March 31, 2020
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Nemonikita
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Don’t miss this tour!! It’s so great . You learn so much about the people, it helps to understand them better. The name of my guide was Wezi, and to talk to him was so interesting. He is very kind !!!
Written November 18, 2019
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MildAndWildTravel
13 contributions
Sep 2019
I don't write a lot of reviews but this one was a must!! I had an extra day and the tour wasn't expensive so I decided to do the tour and I am so glad I did it!! Takes you to see some of the real Livingston and it was actually a roller coaster of emotions which I was not expecting!! Having fun on bikes, seeing all the happy kids and the rock quarry stories puts things in perspective. I really can't recommend this more, amazing experience
Written October 21, 2019
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