Livingstone

Livingstone

Things to do - general

Livingstone is to Zambia what the town of Victoria Falls is to Zimbabwe, the adventure capital. Also known as Maramba, it was once the capital of Zambia before it was moved to Lusaka. Livingstone is in the Southern Province of Zambia.

Livingstone due to its proximity to the Victoria Falls has become a popular tourist destination offering an array adventure activities, historic tours, safaris and sightseeing tours.

Livingstone has 5 star hotels, safari lodges, bed and breakfast and campsites to accommodate all travelers with varying budgets.

Country Zambia
Currency usedZambian Kwacha

Culture and history info

Mukuni, 9.6 km (6.0 mi) to the south-east of present day Livingstone, was the largest village in the area before Livingstone was founded. Its Baleya inhabitants, originally from the Rozwi culture in Zimbabwe, were conquered by Chief Mukuni who came from the Congo in the 18th century. Another group of Baleya under Chief Sekute lived near the river west of the town. The most numerous people in the area, though, were the Batoka under Chief Musokotwane based at Senkobo, 30 km (19 mi) north. These are southern Tonga people but are culturally and linguistically similar to the Baleya and grouped with them as the 'Tokaleya'.

The Tokaleya paid tribute to the Lozi of Barotseland but in 1838 the Kololo, a Sotho tribe from South Africa displaced by Zulu wars, migrated north and conquered the Lozi. The Kololo placed chiefs of their subordinate Subiya people of Sesheke over the Tokaleya. In 1855 Scottish missionary traveller David Livingstone became the first European to be shown the Zambezi in the Livingstone vicinity and to see Victoria Falls when he was taken there by the Subiya/Kololo Chief Sekeletu.

In 1864 the Lozi threw off their Kololo masters and re-established their dominance over the Subiya and the Tokaleya in the vicinity of the Falls, which became the south-eastern margin of the greater Barotseland kingdom

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Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Livingstone
Price from $ 328
Avani Victoria Falls Resort formerly Zambezi Sun Hotel in Livingstone offers distinguished yet affor More info
Chrismar Hotel

Chrismar Hotel

Livingstone
Price from $ 266
Chrismar Hotel in Livingstone Zambia offers Affordable Luxury Accommodation in a World Class Environ More info
David Livingstone Safari Lodge

David Livingstone Safari Lodge

Livingstone
David Livingstobe Safari Lodge is situated a mere 5 kilometres from the town of Livingstone, and 7 k More info
Maramba River Lodge

Maramba River Lodge

Livingstone
Maramba River Lodge is ideally located just 4 km from the Victoria Falls, and  provides a most attra More info
Protea Hotel Livingstone

Protea Hotel Livingstone

Livingstone
Price from $ 230
Protea Hotel in Livingstone Zambia is located about 4 km from the Livingstone town and 10 km from Th More info
Royal Livingstone Hotel

Royal Livingstone Hotel

Livingstone
The Royal Livingstone Hotel is a luxurious 5*plus hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria More info
Stanley Safari Lodge

Stanley Safari Lodge

Livingstone, Livingstone
Stanley Safari Lodge is set on a hill overlooking the Victoria Falls and the spray of the Victoria F More info
Sussi & Chuma

Sussi & Chuma

Livingstone
Sussi & Chuma in Livingstone’s Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, offers luxurious accommodation in an More info
Thorntree River Lodge

Thorntree River Lodge

Livingstone
Thorntree River Lodge is located in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Thorntree River Lodge enjoys be More info
Victoria Falls Waterfront

Victoria Falls Waterfront

Livingstone
Price from $ 210
The Zambezi Waterfront Lodge in Livingstone Zambia  is situated on the Northern banks of the Zambezi More info

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