Set on the northern bank of the Zambezi River, the town of Livingstone, named after the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone and is Zambia’s access point to the iconic Victoria Falls, with daily flights coming in from Johannesburg and the Kruger, as well as boasting easy road access from neighbouring Botswana via the Kazangula Bridge.
The town itself is relatively unremarkable, although the David Livingstone Museum can be worth a visit, with most accommodation options strung up the river from The Falls towards the border post. These are classically styled lodges offering an array of activities and wonderfully peaceful places to spend a few nights. Closer to The Falls a pair of large hotels offer direct views to the spray and marked walking routes.
As well as visits to The Falls themselves, an array of activities including scenic flights, boat and canoe trips, visits to local villages, rhino tracking in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and even bungee jumping are on offer in the area, so plenty to keep you occupied.