Livingstone


Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
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garybembridge
, Creative Commons

The southern province of Zambia is known for its history. The city of Livingstone is the capital in this region and very popular for tourists to visit. The city is best known for its pre-colonial and the colonial influences.

There are many sights to see in Livingstone. The Victoria Falls is the star of the city. It is found on the northern edge of the Zambezi River that also borders the roads and railways to Zimbabwe. Common places of interest in this area would be the Victoria Falls Bridge and the Victoria Falls Field Museum. The top portion of the Zambezi River is often visited for the sports and leisure activities that it offers such as sports fishing, kayaking and river cruises. Below the falls, you will find the Batoka Gorges. All these are maintained and preserved by the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Other activities and points of interest that you will find in this park include bird watching and wildlife safaris.

In terms of cultural sites, there is the Saint Andrew’s Church that was built in commemoration of David Livingstone. The Maramba Cultural Center features cultural forms of celebration such as costumes, singing and dancing. The Livingstone Museum is also a place to go to gain a better insight into the city’s rich and colorful history.

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