When you research Livingstone, Zambia on the internet you typically find information on the market, museum, Victoria Falls, and information to the different resorts in and around Livingstone.  Here is a list of things to do a little bit off the beaten path.

 Here are a few additional places to go and things to see that you may not learn about unless you live in Livingstone.

 You can support the local Livingstone Performing Arts Foundation.  They currently have two shows running and one of the shows is performed at the Zambezi Sun Resort.  They have performances throughout the week.

You can go to www.lipaf.org for more information or to book performances. 

Another activity that can often be overlooked is swimming in Devil's Pool. Devil's Pool is located on the Zambia side of Victoria Falls. In the dry season you can book a Livingstone Island Walking Tour where you can swim in Devil's Pool on the edge of the falls.  Booking is essential and can be done through Tongabezi. 

The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers an alternative to the African Queen and African Princess sunset cruises.  The DLSLS offers a sunset cruise on the Zambezi on a triple decker boat called the Lady Livingstone.  The cruise includes finger food snacks, light dessert, and drinks.  

Guides are provided to share knowledge about the local land, wildlife, and history of Livingstone and Zambia. 

For a restaurant with an authentic, African feel you can try Ngoma Zanga, just off the main road that runs through Livingstone.  The atmosphere is distinctly African as are the menu, drum beats, and dancers in the cool season. Expect only African cuisine so if you're not an adventurous eater pass on the food.  

If you want to give back to the community near Livingstone you can try one of the orphanages near Livingstone, such as Lubasi Home.  For more information on Lubasi Home you can go to www.lubasihome.org. 

There are many things to do in Livingstone besides the market, museum, and chain restaurants.  Livingstone has more to offer than meets the eye.

There are two activities that don't seem to get much mention.  One is volunteering to help build a mud house - you can work from one day to one month.  That would give you a real feel for the community and culture there. Contact paula.winland@yahoo.com or call 260-978-090819 for more info.

A second option, that is not  listed on Trip Advisor, is the real Livingstone Bicycle Tour. Livingstone.bikes@gmail.com. It is $25.00 for 3 1/2 hours and you can ride to a real African market, and old people's home, a community school, historical buildings and African homes.