No matter what level of adventure you seek, Livingstone offers top-notch outdoor activities that highlight local animals and plants. From ziplining and gorge swinging to viewing wildlife on safari, here are a few of your best bets for getting out and exploring the great outdoors in Zambia.
Wildlife Viewing and Bird–watching
Many a traveler comes to Zambia to see wildlife, and Livingstone makes a great base for getting out to see native fauna. Spend the morning on a nature walk in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park for the chance to spot giraffes, zebras, and warthogs in the wild, and see how many of the region’s 750 bird species you can find.
The Zambezi River appeals to thrill seekers with its raging rapids, perfect for whitewater rafting, but it also has a peaceful side, best experienced on a sunset cruise. Keep your eyes peeled for local hippos, elephants, and crocodiles coming down to the river for a drink.
Adrenaline junkies have several ways to get their fix while taking in views of Zambezi River from above. Glide along a zipline over the gorge in a seated or horizontal position, or experience free falling on the world’s first commercial gorge swing.
Victoria Falls Tours
As one of the most famous natural attractions on the African continent, Victoria Falls deserve a spot on any itinerary. On a day trip from Livingstone to the falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you have the chance to take in the world’s largest sheet of falling water from multiple angles.