Livingstone – Things to do

Livingstone Attractions

Livingstone Island

Arguably the best place to witness the rush of Victoria Falls, this tiny island in the Zambezi sits just a metre or two from the lip of the tumbling water. From July to January, you can join a boat trip to stand in the spot where Dr. Livingstone first saw the falls, stand in shallow water inches from the precipice, and swim in Devil's Pool, close enough to lean over the edge, all with a permanent rainbow in the mist behind you.

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Zambezi River

Sprawling over 2,000 miles from its source in Zambia, Africa's fourth longest river is home to cavernous-jawed hippos and blinking crocodiles, both perched on by the brave birdlife. Make sure you join a cruise to slowly float past wildlife drinking at the water's edge. Later in the day, sip a cold drink as you watch the all-powerful African sun dropping below the horizon, turning the river a rich amber.

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White water rapids at Victoria Falls

Extreme Sports

As if the adrenaline rush of the falls wasn't enough, Livingstone has become quite the extreme sports mecca. The vertigo-inducing Victoria Falls Bridge is a popular launch pad for bungee jumping, with brave souls making the leap 110 metres above the Zambezi River. Meanwhile the wild waters south of the falls are a world-class white-water rafting location, with 18 rapids starting in a whirlpool known as `the boiling pot'.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Explore the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park as part of a relaxed 4x4 game drive, spotting elephants, giraffe, buffalo and zebra quenching their thirst at the banks of the Zambezi River. The park is relatively small and takes around three to four hours to drive around, leaving you time to visit the historic Old Drift Graveyard – the final resting place of the European settlers of Livingstone.