Originally known as the Old Drift, Livingstone owes its existence primarily to the Victoria Falls and was established as a staging point across the Zambezi River. The town is named after Dr. David Livingstone, the first European to see, name and publicise the Falls. The Scottish explorer's journey and first sight of the Falls in 1855 opened up Central Africa to other missionaries, hunters, and traders.
Livingstone was founded in 1905 at a safe distance from the then swampy banks of the Zambezi. In 1907 it became the capital of what was known as Northern-Western Rhodesia. In 1911 it became the capital of Northern Rhodesia, what is today called Zambia. In 1935 the capital was moved to Lusaka, but Livingstone retained its "Tourist Capital" status as well as much of its original colonial character.
History lovers will find Livingstone alive. Many buildings from the first decade of the centu ry are still in use. It was one of the first white settlements in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) and for quite a while it was the only urban centre in the territory and the gateway to the north. The town has preserved much of its colonial character, but is a typical African town with an busy charm.
Rich in scenery and heritage, Livingstone today has become the tourist heart of Zambia. We welcome you to the city of heritage and culture.
What is included in the tour
- Return Transfers from Hotel in Livingstone
- Drinking Water
What is NOT included in the tour
- Money for curio shopping
- Experience local culture
- See local arts and craft
After pick up from your hotel you will tour Livingstone city viewing historical sites with stops at the Livingstone museum located the the Railway museum depending and the two local markets. You will end the tour with a visit to the Mukuni park curio market with a chance of shopping.