Fly To Livingstone, Zambia
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The biggest attraction to be found in Livingstone is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls, with Livingstone being the entry point to Vic Falls from the Zambian side. At Vic Falls you can also look forward to safaris, bush walks, elephant encounters, white water rafting, microlight flights and more. Other landmarks include Livingstone Museum, Mukuni Victoria Falls Craft Village and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
If you’re planning to take in some game viewing at one of the many excellent game reserves on this side of the falls, Livingstone flights from South Africa are your ticket to glorious views, wildlife and culture.
Visa Requirements & Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do not need a visa to enter Livingstone and Zambia for trips of up to 90 days. Basic rules apply however – your passport must be valid for 6 months after you return, and you will need 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission is situated in Lusaka. 26D Cheetah Road, Kabulonga, Lusaka. Telephone: Tel: + 26 (0)21 126 0999. For international visitors, there are many embassies and consulates representing countries from all over the world – most found in Lusaka.
See and do
Things to take home after your visit as a memento could include typical African curios from the Craft Village (although these can be a little pricey), or something from Zambezi Jewels if your tastes are more upmarket. Cheap and cheerful souvenirs include happy snaps taken on microlight flights, included in the activity package.
Livingstone is a fairly small town, and as such, you can easily walk around. Public transport is a bit ‘casual’, but there are bus services running to Lusaka, as well as blue light taxis that are found all over the town. The Zambezi Express train to Lusaka and back runs three times a week too. You will also find various shuttle services that get you to and from the airport for Livingstone flights.
Livingstone Airport - LVI
Officially known as Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, after the leader of Zambia’s Africa National Congress, this airport is the gateway to Victoria Falls. The falls are just 15 minutes away from the airport, making it perfectly positioned to begin your adventure as soon as you step off the plane.
The airport is quite modern and well-equipped, with various facilities on offer – including amenities for disabled passengers. In addition to the usual gift shops, restaurants and banks, there is also a medical station, and generally speaking, the staffs are always friendly and willing to assist with whatever needs you may have.
Food and beverages: there is an onsite restaurant and bar that serves decent coffee, as well as meals.
Forex: Barclays Bank (best for foreign exchange) and Zambia National Commercial Bank.
Lost Luggage: you will be able to find help in the Public Concourse Area, while security personnel are friendly, fairly abundant and happy to assist visitors too.
Airport Hotels: hotels near to the airport include Protea Hotel Livingstone, Zambezi Sun, Sun International Royal Livingstone, Chrismar Hotel and Thorntree River Lodge.
Car Hire: Voyagers and AVIS are the two main car hire providers at Livingstone Airport.
Airport Hub: this airport is a hub for both British Airways and South African Airways, with scheduled flights to and from Johannesburg.