Activities to do in Livingstone


Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, the Town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything in the country, as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian colonial buildings that line the city’s main road, and even had the distinction of having the country’s first newspaper.

The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935 and the bustling city has become a quiet town, a little neglected but still retaining a special charm. The proximity to the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls has led it to become a base for travelers from all over the world wanting to explore this Seventh wonder of the World.


Livingstone is rapidly becoming known as the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa, with various adrenaline sports, unmatched scenery of breathtaking proportions, and many other leisure options for outdoor lovers.


Bongwe would be delighted to help book you onto one of these exciting activities and below is just a few ideas of what you can get up to in Livingstone!


Bungee Jump

The Victoria Falls Bungee Jump is undoubtedly the most scenic bungee jump in the World. With the Victoria Falls themselves as the backdrop, and the mighty Zambezi River flowing beneath you, this is sure to be the greatest bungee jump in the World.

Your Victoria Falls Bungee Jump will undoubtedly be more than a passing thought the night before you take the leap. But, even though your mind will be buzzing with adrenaline, don't forget to take your passport on the day! You'll need it to get onto the Victoria Falls Bungee bridge which marks the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.


The Victoria Falls Bungee Jump Bridge in itself is impressive and offers the most spectacular views as you get ready for your Victoria Falls Bungee Jump. The roaring of the mighty Zambezi River beneath you will definitely draw your attention as it floods into the Batoka Gorge below.


Once on the bridge, an ankle and body harnesses will be attached. Then the jumpmaster will give you calm and encouraging instructions followed by a countdown: "5 - 4 - 3 - 2- 1 - B-U-N-G-E-E!!!!!!" You will then experience 4 seconds of mind blowing freefall. Before you know it, a recovery operator will have you hooked up and winched back to the catwalk below the bridge.

Devils/Angels Pool

If you're looking to flirt with the wild side, swimming in one of world’s most fascinating natural pools of water, Devil's Pool, can be experienced during your guided tour of Livingstone Island.


This isn't your ordinary swim in an infinity pool, but a daring dip on the very edge of the Victoria Falls. Brave swimmers will get to experience the ultimate thrill of peering over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water.


Did you know... guided tours to Livingstone Island have a 100% safety record. It is illegal to visit the Island with a private guide or on your own.


Devil's Pool is open during the drier months of the year, usually between mid August and mid January, when the Zambezi water levels are low enough for swimmers to take the plunge.


Packages can include breakfast or afternoon tea.


White Water Rafting

Safpar have been rafting the Mighty Zambezi since 1988! The passion, experience and culture of our rafting team is second to none. Safari Par Excellence is currently the only company on the Zambezi with a 100% guide certification under the International Rafting Federation. All guides are fully trained professionals and hold valid advanced first aid certificates.


Considered one of the best stretches of commercially run river in the world, Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its 25 white-water rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller-coaster ride along a route carved over millennia by the Great Zambezi.Safpar offer both a Full Day and a Half-Day experience, and the season is split into the Low / High Water.

These are just a few ideas...get in touch to find out more!


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