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Named after Scottish explorer David Livingstone, this sunny Zambian city is steeped in colonial history. A gateway to the majestic Victoria Falls, Livingstone's charming cityscape shelters numerous museums that showcase its rich history.

Victoria Falls

Tumbling ferociously down the edge of a steep basalt cliff, the thundering Victoria Falls reverberate through the entire expanse of its wild surrounds. The falls plummet down seemingly unfathomable depths and meet the gorge below, a deep chasm carved by the untamed Zambezi River. Spilling as many as five million cubic meters of water during high monsoon, the falls miraculously separate the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe with its sparkling veil. The native Kololo tribe describe the falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, as 'Mosi-oa-Tunya', a name that translates into 'The Smoke That Thunders'. While the height and width of the falls are rivaled by the mighty Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, Victoria Falls is classified as featuring the largest cascade, spanning a combined width of 1,708 meters (5,604 feet). Such is the sheer force of the falls, that the rainforest-cloaked basalt cliff opposite the waterfall is perennially soaked in the falls' mist and spray.

Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

This national park, an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the treasured home of a section of Africa's natural wonders, Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "the smoke which thunders." In addition to the breathtaking falls, the park is also home to interesting and diverse wildlife, from giraffes, warthogs, zebras and antelope to baboons, elephants and even hippopotami. The national park is a top attractions for tourists and adventurers in Zambia.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia
Livingstone Museum

A visit to Livingstone is incomplete without stopping by at the Livingstone Museum. One of the oldest and most popular museums in the country, this museum is home to David Livingstone's possessions among many other things. The various galleries here are dedicated to archaeology, ethnography, natural history and local history among many others.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Plot 567, Livingstone, Zambia
Railway Museum

Railway Museum, as the name suggests, is aimed at educating the visitor's regarding the history of railways in Zambia. Real locomotives and coaches can be explored from outside and from within during your visit to the Railway Museum. Apart from this, this museum also houses a small exhibition telling the history of Jewish community in the country.

726 Limulunga Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Livingstone Reptile Park

Get a chance to see different species of reptiles up and close during your visit to the Livingstone Reptile Park. All the reptiles here have been rescued from different parts of the country and rehabilitated in order to protect and nurture them. Crocodiles, alligators, tortoises and snakes are few of the reptile calling Livingstone Reptile Park their home.

Mosi-O-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Devil's Pool

For those looking to do something unique and thrilling, they can dip into the the Devil's pool. This pool lies at the edge of the breathtaking Victoria Falls and a swim here is relaxing and adventurous at the same time. The pool's safety is maintained by guards and guides who will be on the lookout.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia, 20100
Royal Livingstone Express

For a fancy train journey that will take you through the beautiful Zambian landscapes, the Royal Livingstone Express is a must. The train lives up to its name and has classy, European style wooden interiors. You can relish delicious dinner along with wine while you enjoy views of the greenery and Victoria Falls from the window.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia, 10101
Victoria Falls Bridge

Connecting international borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the massive Victoria Falls Bridge is a fine example of strong architecture as well as international harmony. Designed as a parabolic arch, the bridge was conceptualized by British magnate, Cecil Rhodes. Earlier referred to as the Zambezi Bridge, the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is connected to Livingstone in Zambia. Secured with military posts at both ends, the bridge is suspended over a deep valley with a gushing river flowing beneath it. A popular tourist attraction, thrill seekers engage in bungee jumping from the bridge, diving into the enormous and scenic valley from a height of 111 meters (364 feet).

Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone, Zambia
Lion Encounter

Experience the wildlife of Zambia and walk with the most majestic creatures of the African jungle. The Lion Encounter in the Mosi-a-Tunya National Park is a spectacular activity that allows visitors to explore the wildlife up, close and personal. Monitored by experts, the Lion Encounters is a must-do on your list.

165 Sealous Crescent Road, Livingstone, Zambia
Mukuni Village

Founded in the 13th Century, the village of Mukuni is a cultural heritage today with its quintessential huts. It is home to the Leya tribe and is a tourist destination where visitors can experience their rural lifestyle and culture. You can also buy souvenirs and jewelry from the local shops here.

Mukuni Village, Livingstone, Zambia
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