269. Livingstone, Zambia

Why Livingstone, Zambia?

Livingstone, Zambia is quiet town that sits just across the border of Zimbabwe within close proximity to the Victoria Falls so it benefits from that economy. It’s a small town of working class people with a vibrant market and craft scene. So if you want to experience how the locals live, this is a great place to do so.

 

Where

Livingstone, Zambia in the continent of Africa is located in the southwest end of Zambia just about 20 minutes drive from Victoria Falls.

How To Get Here

By Train

There is no passenger rail service.

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) in Livingstone, Zambia (LVI).

The following airlines serve the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, Zambia (LVI):

British Airways (BA), Kenya Airways (KQ), Proflight Zambia (P0) and South African Airways (SA).

Then there’s the airport in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) across the border. A visa is required to cross the border for select citizens, so check on that before you choose this option.

The following airlines serve the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Airport (VFA):

Air Namibia (SW), Air Zimbabwe (UM), British Airways (BA), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), FastJet Tanzania LTD (FN), Kenya Airways (KQ), Korongo Air (ZC) and South African Airways (SA).

There is also service to the capital city of Lusaka, at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN). You would then have to get local transportation to get to Livingstone.

The following airlines has service to the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN):

Air Botswana (P0), Air France (AF), Air Namibia (SW), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), FastJet Tanzania LTD (FN), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kenya Airways (KQ), Rwandair Express (WB), South African Airways (SA), TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES (DT) and Turkish Airlines (TK).




By Bus

There is bus service to the capital city of Lusaka.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

There are a few hotels here including an AVANI which is closer to Victoria Falls. Ensure that you are staying in the city itself rather than closer to the Falls. It should be about 3 USD or so to get to the Falls if you need to; but they will charge you more if you are a tourist.

Livingstone, Zambia - Exchange rates

Livingstone, Zambia – Exchange rates

 

Livingstone, Zambia - Livingstone Backpackers

Livingstone, Zambia – Livingstone Backpackers


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You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

There are tons of places to eat along the main street; just take your pick. I had some chicken and rice which was a lot more than I thought. I could not even have dinner later that night as I’d eaten so much.

Livingstone, Zambia - Craft Market

Livingstone, Zambia – Craft Market

 

Livingstone, Zambia - Hungry Lion

Livingstone, Zambia – Hungry Lion

 

Livingstone, Zambia - Transporting Eggs

Livingstone, Zambia – Transporting Eggs

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

We walked around the town and just took a bunch of photos and checked out the architecture. It has a bit of old stuff including an old theatre straight from when the British were there.

Livingstone, Zambia - Stanley House and The Capitol

Livingstone, Zambia – Stanley House and The Capitol

There is a Craft Market at the end of town, do check that out.

Livingstone, Zambia - Craft Market

Livingstone, Zambia – Craft Market

Plus the market a block off the main street is good to experience. You can pretty much get anything you want/need there.

Livingstone, Zambia - Market

Livingstone, Zambia – Market

The more touristy stuff is to go see the Falls and/or do a safari. We saw elephants as soon as we crossed the border, so you don’t have to go far to see wild life. For some reason our cab driver was not happy about that. I think he was just having a very bad day though.

Livingstone, Zambia - Elephants

Livingstone, Zambia – Elephants

On the drive back to the border, I noticed a sign for a Croc Park so you can check that out as well.

Livingstone, Zambia - Croc Park

Livingstone, Zambia – Croc Park

Here are some photos of life in Livingstone.

Livingstone, Zambia - Tent Store and Restaurant

Livingstone, Zambia – Tent Store and Restaurant

 

Livingstone, Zambia - President Barber Shop

Livingstone, Zambia – President Barber Shop

 

Livingstone, Zambia - President Barber Shop Promotion

Livingstone, Zambia – President Barber Shop Promotion

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

 

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: Zambian kwacha  (ZMK). Always buy currency from an established currency exchange.

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Livingstone, Zambia - Local Transportation

Livingstone, Zambia – Local Transportation

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Livingstone, Zambia - Craft

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