Things to Do in Livingstone
Experience a natural infinity pool with a dip in Devil’s Pool. Perched on the edge of Victoria Falls, the rock-lined pool lets you swim to the rim of one of the world’s largest waterfalls and watch the cascade thundering below. Accessible on seasonal guided tours, the cliff-side pool is recommended for adrenaline junkies.
Encompassing the Zambian side of mighty Victoria Falls—one of the seven wonders of the natural world—Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is best known for the thundering waterfall at its heart. Yet, views of falls are not all the park has to offer. Wildlife, scenery, and adventure opportunities fill the 41-square-mile (66-square-kilometer) park.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, represents the world’s largest sheet of falling water, though not the widest or tallest. Dr. David Livingston named the falls after the Queen of England. On a clear day, you can see the mist generated by the falls from up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.
Lower Zambezi National Park may not boast the same high number of animals or vast diversity of species as other parks in Zambia, but its untouched wilderness provides visitors with a chance to experience real African bush. While the park is geographically large, most animals gather in an area concentrated along the lower valley. Lions and leopards populate the land, but perhaps most impressive are the herds of elephants—some numbering close to 100—that congregate along the river’s edge. Traveler can paddle the Chongwe River in canoes, take game rides through the valley floor or even cast their lines into the Kafue River in search of the night’s big catch.
The Livingstone Museum is more than just an exhibition dedicated to the first European to discover Victoria Falls, it is also a tribute to Zambian heritage. The largest and oldest museum in Zambia, the museum holds important archeological and cultural exhibits focused on local tribes, as well as collections of explorer David Livingstone’s letters and memorabilia
Kafue National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Zambia. It is known for its diversity of wildlife, crowd-free safaris, and vast, uncharted territory. The park’s dynamic habitats—from the Kafue River to dry plains—host the iconic “big five” as well as wild dogs, a plethora of birdlife, and many other rare African species.
Set in the Zambezi River just above Victoria Falls, Livingstone Island is the place where 18th-century explorer David Livingstone first spotted what is now known as the largest sheet of falling water in the world. You can view the falls from this same unique vantage point on a guided tour that melds history, sightseeing, and adrenaline.