Although it’s not a very big town, Livingstone hosts quite a few nice places for going out. There’s something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking for - there are places for dancing, relaxing with a drink, bars and clubs. After many outdoor activities, after getting soaked at the waterfall, after safari walks and boat cruises and all that, there’s no better way of finishing the day than with a good party surrounded by smiling people.
1. Zambezi Cafe
Zambezi Cafe is a place with multiple personalities. You can have a good meal here, no matter if it’s lunch or dinner, from a selection of African and European dishes with a rather wide selection of vegetarian dishes by comparison to other places. In the evenings, you can also have a drink or two, while listening to the live bands and hanging out with friends or making new friends.
Address: Shop 214 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone
Facebook: Zambezi Cafe
2. Livingstone Pub Crawl
If you’re travelling by yourself and you don’t feel comfortable discovering Livingstone’s nightlife on your own, Livingstone Pub Crawl tour is a good option for you. You will be taken to the most popular places in town and introduced to local culture. It’s not only safe, but also very fun and will give you the opportunity to meet people.
Livingstone Pub Crawl
Contact: +260 97 2010889
Facebook: Livingstone Pub Crawl
3. Zest Bar and Restaurant
Zest offers a good mix of Brazilian and African food, giving you the option to try the local cuisine or take a break from it, depending on your mood and preferences. It’s a good place to have dinner and enjoy a drink. It’s a bit further from town, so you can get away from the party area.
Zest Bar and Restaurant
Address: 163 Mosi-o-Tunya rd, opp. Ngolide Lodge and port office Livingstone 217
Facebook: Zest Bar and Restaurant
4. The Sundeck
Relaxing at the Sundeck......Hippos at reach!Posted by The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara on Saturday, 12 November 2016
Part of Royal Livingstone hotel, the Sundeck is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset. It is placed right next to Zambezi, close to Victoria Falls, offering an amazing landscape. You can come here for a drink and wait for the sun to go down. It is the most expensive place in town to have a drink, but the view is breathtaking.
Address: Mosi-oa-Tunya Road Livingstone Zambia, Livingstone, Zambia
Facebook: The Sundeck
5. Fez Bar and Restaurant
Friday night is party night at Fez Bar. This place is known among locals as the place where international volunteers in Livingstone like to party. It is an open-air nightclub, where parties last long on Friday nights. Expect to see mostly backpackers/other travelers and international volunteers.
Fez Bar and Restaurant
Address: Nyerere Ave, Livingstone
Facebook: Fez Bar and Restaurant
6. The Elephant Cafe
Placed in an unique setting, the Elephant Cafe offers a totally different experience than other places in Livingstone. It is located on upper Zambezi, on a wooden deck that can host a total of 24 people. It is the place to socialize with elephants while enjoying your meal. The experience comes together with a speedboat trip that gives the opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles on the river.
The Elephant Cafe
Address: Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Nakatindi Road, Livingstone, Zambia N/A
Website: The Elephant Cafe
7. Da Canton
Offering the best ice-cream in town, Da Canton is a good place to have a pizza while listening to a live band. The owner is very friendly, always walking around the tables making sure that customers are happy. Although mainly an Italian restaurant, you can also find local specialties here should you rather want to try local cuisine. The atmosphere is very relaxing, making Da Canton a wonderful place for an easy evening out.
Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
Website: Da Canton
Placed outside the city center, in Dambwa neighbourhood, Liman is a cool place to hang out, a bit outside the touristic path. It is mostly locals who live in Dambwa who would choose to party here as it’s a bit further from the center and from the very touristic area. They are usually open until midnight. The design of the place is basic, but the atmosphere is very lively, full of friendly people.
Address: D 24 Botswana Road, Dambwa North, Livingstone, Zambia 10101
9. East Point Discotheque
If you’re in a dancing mood, East point is the place to go to. It is also the place where locals like to party. Just down from the main street, it’s located not far from the center of town. The selection of music is usually the latest hits in Southern and Eastern Africa. The atmosphere is vibrant, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun. On Fridays and Saturdays, the party goes on until early morning, but East point operates every day. If you go there during week days, you might meet more travellers than locals.
Party hard in Livingstone
Partying in Livingstone is a fun activity that should be on the list of all tourists. As already mentioned, you can choose from many types of places. For sure discovering the nightlife in Livingstone will also contribute to a better understanding of the local culture. If you’re not in the mood to dance, just go out people watching, observing everyone’s interactions with everyone else. It will tell you a lot about the way locals relate to each other. And the traditional dancing is amazing and inspiring. So make sure to check out at least some of these fun places in Livingstone.
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