Livingstone was an important
town in Southern Africa during the first days of European settlement and the
beginnings of Colonial rule. It served as the capital of the British
Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia from 1911 – 1935. 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.
In 1935, Lusaka was named the capital, and the once bustling city of Livingstone became a quiet town. However, because of its proximity to the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls, it has become a thriving town which, whilst retaining its African charm, is now known as Africa’s Adventure Capital.
- The Livingstone Museum
This is Zambia’s oldest and largest museum where you can learn about Zambia’s culture and natural heritage. Here you will also get a fascinating insight into Dr David Livingstone, the world-renowned philanthropist and missionary. The museum houses some of his original belongings including letters, journal entries and several photographs.
- The Railway Museum
Housed in the Zambezi Sawmill’s historic locomotive sheds, this steam railway museum display artefacts dating back to the height of the railway industry in the 1930’s when the Zambezi Sawmills Railways was reputed to have the world’s longest rail-line. Exhibits include one of the country’s first locomotives and other rolling stock.
What you need to bring
Picking up from any hotel in Livingstone
Tafika Travel Advisor is an owner run Tour Operator based in Zambia.
We specialize in tailor-making itineraries and travel packages within Zambia and other Southern African Countries. Putting together an itinerary or a trip to this part of the world can be very discouraging as there is so much to choose and so many different aspects to the trip.
Based on our in-depth experience, knowledge of the destinations and facilities as well as our personal relationship with the hotels, lodges and activity providers, we are able to advise and guide you to put together a tailored safari taking into considerations your interests and passion and your budget.
We have a deep passion for Zambia and the other Southern African countries – it’s a friendly people its many wonderful cultures and its still, beautiful and unforgettable nature!
We give a dedicated advise and offer the highest standard of services to our clients by ensuring that expectations are always met and exceeded and that no special needs are ever overlooked.