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Livingstone is a town that still carries a decidedly colonial feel which many locals are extremely proud of. From attractions like the Victoria Falls to the purple jacaranda trees that colour the streets in purple, Livingstone is a destination that will have you spellbound by what it has to offer.

Why visit

  • Enjoy the day on the Upper Zambezi River, which offers beautiful spots to canoe while surrounded by lush scenery and wildlife that will leave you in awe.
  • Take a Bakota Sky-Microlight flight that allows you to feel the thundering Zambezi and the incredible power of the Victoria Falls from the most breathe-taking views.
  • Explore Livingstone’s Reptile Park where you can see some of Livingstone’s most notorious man-eating crocodiles as well as a variety of Zamia’s most dangerous snakes.
Currency:
Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
Dialing Code:
00 + 260 + Local Number
Exchange Rate:
~1 ZAR: ~582.42 ZMK
Driving:
Drives on the left
Airport:
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

The best time to visit Livingstone is during June, July and August. These months are considered to be peak-seasons in this city, even though the days are filled with clouds there is an increased chance of seeing game sightings, which can really make your trip that much more special.

The most spoken language in Livingstone is Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga and Lozi.

  • Zambia is the seventh natural wonder of the world.
  • Livingstone is considered to be the gateway between Central and Southern Africa.
  • The spray from the Victoria Falls make the River Zambezi Rain Forest the only place that receives rainfall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Home to the Victoria Falls and the surrounding Zambezi region, Livingstone has so many beautiful natural attractions -it is a truly magical African experience like no other. The architecture in Livingstone tells a story of what once was, as women sit by stands in the many markets in this town, there is a rich history and culture that is still prominent. The attractions that make Livingstone so unforgettable include:

  • Victoria Falls
  • Railway Museum
  • Victoria Falls Bridge
  • Livingstone Museum
  • Maramba Cultural Museum

Livingstone is a fairly safe town. It is advised to remain vigilant at all times especially at night if you have been drinking. There are few street lights and it can be very easy to get lost in this city. It is not generally recommended for tourists to walk the 8km from Livingstone to Victoria Falls due to a number of recent reports of crime. The times of year in which bull elephants are in musk are another reason for not walking; they become very irritable and aggressive, and are not shy about approaching humans.

This is a place that caters to everyone’s palate, from traditional Nshima (maize meal porridge) which is served with cabbage, chicken or stew, to international flavours that can be found in the many restaurants that are scattered across Livingstone. The restaurants that are a must when visiting include:

The best restaurants in Las Vegas:

  • Olga’s- The Italian Corner
  • Café Zambezi
  • Golden Leaf
  • Ocean Basket
  • Kubu Café
  • Da Canton

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.

Address: 26D Cheetah Road, Kabulonga, Lusaka.
Telephone: + 26 (0)21 126 0999
Fax: +26 (0)21 126 3001

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Livingstone
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 105.10
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 22.46
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 22.46

Source:numbeo.com

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 staff 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.

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The information on this page is correct as of November 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.co.za takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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