Life Is An Adventure: 10 Best Things To Do In Livingstone, Zambia

best things to do in livingstone zambia

Have you ever dreamed of walking among wild animals, riding an elephant or even petting a cheetah? Zambia is full of amazing things to do, and you’ll also see one of the seven wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls. You can do extreme sports with your friends or learn about the history of Livingstone. This trip will be one of the best you’ve ever had, and it’s a unique experience. Here’s a list of the best things to do while you’re in Livingstone, Zambia.

1. Take an elephant ride at Victoria Falls (165 USD, 59,760 ZWD)

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a three-hour tour where you will have the chance to climb on the back of an African elephant and see the Victoria Falls as well. You will be able to interact with these amazing creatures as you will walk through their natural habitat. You can take this tour in the morning or in the afternoon and it also includes a delicious breakfast and snacks. You will be also served coffee and you guide will tell you the basic info you need to know in order to ride an elephant.

Take an elephant ride at Victoria Falls

Address: Pick-up from your hotel or lodge


Price:165 USD, 59,760 ZWD

2. Livingstone Reptile Park

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This is a cheap and fun activity that you’ll definitely love. Here you will find a lot of species of crocodiles and snakes, and you might even get to hold a baby crocodile. The guides are professional and safe and they will tell you what you need to know about these reptiles. This experience only takes about one hour but it is definitely worth your time.

Livingstone Reptile Park

Address: 60576 Post Box, 20100 Livingstone, Zambia

Facebook page: Livingstone Reptile Park

3. Take a swim in the Devil's Pool

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Although variable every year, this tour is normally from late August to early January. The Devils Pool is a natural pool that has been created during time by erosion, but what is unique about it is that there is a rock ledge on the lip of the falls, where the water is not very deep. You don’t have to be a swimmer to get into this pool. Just bring your swim suit and make sure you come from late August to early January, as that is when the water is perfect for a swim. The view is spectacular!

Take a swim in the Devil's Pool

Website: Swim in the Devil’s Pool

4. Railway Museum

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Here you’ll see trainloads of locomotives from the rich Zambia rail history. Especially if you’re a train enthusiast, you’ll find this museum very interesting and you’ll have a guide that will tell you stories about what you’ll see. And if you’re tired of running around, doing activities around the falls, this is a nice break to clear your mind.

Railway Museum

Address: Chishimba Falls Road, 20100 Livingstone, Zambia

Price: 15 euros, 6,380.48 ZWD

5. Walk with rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya Park

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This is an amazing opportunity to see the rhinos up close as well as many other animals like elephants and zebras. In the morning it gets kind of cold so you should dress appropriately. The guide is very knowledgeable, offering a lot of information on the wildlife. You will be picked up from your hotel in an open sided safari truck. This is definitely a must do, so you can book a tour here.

Walk with rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya Park

Price: 94 USD, 32662 ZWD

Website: Walk with rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya Park

6. Mukuni Big 5 Safaris

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This will be a highlight of your holiday! Here, you can experience elephant back rides, lion walks, cheetah walks and interaction with the animals. You’ll get to pet these animals and walk with them or on their back. How great it is to be up close to these magnificent animals!

Mukuni Big 5 Safaris

Address: Farm # 9012A | Mukuni Road, 20100 Livingstone, Zambia

Website: Mukuni Big 5 Safaris

7. Safpar Rafting Company

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If you’re looking for an experience full of adrenaline, Safpar Rafting is a must do when you come to Zambia. The guides are absolute professionals when it comes to safety, navigation, and equipment. There are incredible views and big waves. This is a two-day tour and at night, you’ll have a campfire. You will walk around an impressive waterfall during this tour.

Safpar Rafting Company

Contact: +260 21 3320606

Website: Safpar Rafting Company

8. Walking tour to Victoria Falls (63 USD, 22,555 ZWD)

Victoria Falls
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If you want to see this amazing place and admire everything by foot, you can take a walking tour from Livingstone. This is a two-hour tour and you can start in the morning or afternoon. You will experience epic views of one of the world’s most incredible waterfalls. You’ll visit an ancient baobab tree and explore the vast gorge where the roaring Zambezi River flows. You will also learn about the history of the area.

Walking tour to Victoria Falls


Price: 63 USD, 22,555 ZWD

9. Zambezi Eco Adventures

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Abseil Zambia offers several adrenaline-packed activities out in the magnificent Batoka Gorge. You can do abseiling, rap jumping, flying fox, zip lining, or the world famous Gorge Swing. We recommend booking the Unlimited Adrenaline package so you can do each activity multiple times. The staff is professional and well trained and they will encourage you during this experience.

Zambezi Eco Adventures

Address: 216 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Rd, 20100 Livingstone, Zambia

Website: Zambezi Eco Adventures

10. Livingstone Museum

Livingstone Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Zambia. It is located in the center of the town and it is easily accessible. The museum teaches you about the history of Zambia and the travels and work of David Livingstone. The guides are very calm and they will tell you everything you want to know.

Livingstone Museum

Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, 20100 Livingstone, Zambia

Price: 5 USD, 363 ZWD

Website: Livingstone Museum

Ready for adventure?

Pack your bags and get ready for the best time of your life and a unique experience full of adrenaline and curiosity!

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