Livingstone, Zambia

Day 52 15 January 2020 in Zambia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

We went here to Livingstone for a brief break while at Victoria Falls across the border in Zimbabwe. The town is pleasant and very noticeably richer and better managed than poor Zimbabwe, which is a bit of a basket case economically. We had a meal in a cafe and it was delicious.

Livingstone is a city in Southern Province of Zambia. Until 2012, it served as the province’s capital. Lying 10 km (6.2 mi) to the north of the Zambezi River, it is a tourism centre for the Victoria Falls and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Victoria Falls. A historic British colonial city, its present population was enumerated at 134,349 inhabitants at the 2010 census. It is named after David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer and missionary who was the first European to explore the area.

We spent a vert enjoyable afternoon at the Livingstone Museum where I bought some amazing drawings of a warthog and an elephant. Click on images to enlarge and see the amazing detail.

Afterwards, we went off on a tour of the Falls along a tourist path with lots of viewing points. It was very exciting although the falls were very low at the time.

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