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Trips and Tours to Livingstone

About Livingstone

Livingstone is a historic colonial city and present capital of the Southern Province of Zambia, a tourism centre for Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya), fast becoming an adrenalin sport centre. In the 1890s imperial rule was established north of the Zambezi and launched a wave of mineral prospecting and trading of natural resources such as timber, ivory and animal skins in the territory of North-Western Rhodesia. The main crossing point of the Zambezi was above the falls at the Old Drift. The Batoka Gorge and the deep valley and gorges of the middle Zambezi (now flooded by the Kariba Dam) meant there was no better crossing point between the Falls and Kariba Gorge. As the Old Drift crossing became more used, a settlement sprang up there and around 1897 it became the first municipality. Proximity to mosquito breeding areas caused deaths from malaria, so after 1900 the Europeans moved to higher ground known as Constitution Hill and as that area grew into a town it was named Livingstone in honour of the explorer.

Livingstone Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Livingstone. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Livingstone on a bespoke touring itinerary to Zambia, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

The spectacular Victoria Falls | Zambia | Africa

Falls, Matobo & Kruger

7 days FROM $2,078
Lions in Kruger National Park | South Africa

Kruger, Matobo & Falls

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Hwange, Chobe & Falls

10 days FROM $6,206
Gliding through the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe | Botswana

Namibia to Falls

12 days FROM $2,656
Elephants in Etosha National Park | Namibia | Africa

Namibia to Falls (Accommodated)

12 days FROM $4,613
San Bushmen | Africa

Falls to Namibia

12 days FROM $2,656
A small herd of giraffe | Etosha National Park | Namibia

Falls to Namibia (Accommodated)

12 days FROM $4,613
Crocodile | Chobe National Park | Botswana

Cape, Delta & Falls

19 days FROM $4,067
Etosha National Park watering hole | Namibia | Africa

Falls, Delta & Cape

19 days FROM $3,515
A fisherman in traditional canoe at Lake Malawi | Malawi

Nairobi to Zambia

21 days FROM $4,433
Serengeti Natonal Park game drive | Tanzania

Nairobi to Zambia (Accommodated)

21 days FROM $6,089
A zebra looks over the Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania

Zambia to Nairobi

21 days FROM $4,569
A zebra looks over the Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania

Zambia to Nairobi (Accommodated)

21 days FROM $5,720
Spotting giraffe on safari | Masai Mara | Kenya

East Africa Explorer

24 days FROM $6,677
At the top of Dune 45 in the Namib Desert | Namibia | Africa

Cape, Delta, Falls & Kruger

25 days FROM $5,827
Giraffe and zebras | African Safaris | Africa

Kruger, Falls, Delta & Cape

25 days FROM $5,793
Leopard asleep in a tree | Botswana

Kruger to the Serengeti

29 days FROM $6,328
Rhino in Matobo National Park | Zimbabwe

Masai Mara to Kruger

31 days FROM $8,317
Turquoise waters and white sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique

Southern Africa Explorer

33 Days FROM $8,317
Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | Africa

Gorillas & East Africa Explorer

39 days FROM $9,856
Sunrise at Spitzkoppe | Namibia

The Big Overlander Northbound

41 days FROM $8,096
Group in the Namib Desert | Namibia

The Big Overlander

43 days FROM $10,230
Riding mokoros in the Okavango Delta | Botswana | Africa

The Big Overlander (Accommodated)

43 days FROM $14,729

Jungle, Falls & Game Parks

46 days FROM $11,624
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

Great African Expedition

58 days FROM $13,290
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