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You don't need to look further than Livingstone, Zambia, for evidence of how awesome it is to trek through the continent; the option of backpacking in Africa doesn't get talked about as much as Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and that really is a shame.
Livingstone has a small town vibe to it because, well, it is fairly small. Even so, it has a lot going for it and the tourism industry and activities in the city are very well organized with safaris, white water rafting, bungee jumping, and zip lining all easily accessible and reasonably priced.
There is a wide array of decent accommodation, including Livingstone hostels. Livingstone hostels host a variety of people; some include amenities like a bar, pool, library, ping-pong table, and pool table. Look for a Livingstone hostel that is very clean and secure, something not to be taken for granted in Africa.
Of course if you are there, Victoria Falls is a must, as it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. In terms of surface area, the falls are the largest in the world and you can get up close and personal by walking right next to it, or stay dry by taking in a bird’s eye view via helicopter.
If you like to collect stamps on your passport, walk a bit farther and cross over the border into Zimbabwe. Unless you have a passport from a Southern African Development Community country, you will likely have to pay a fee to cross, but at the end of the day you can say you were that much closer to Robert Mugabe.
Should you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being paired with a picky eater or someone who does not enjoy trying different foods, do not let him hold you back here -- there are so many exotic things to try while in Zambia (and Africa in general). In Livingstone, you don’t have to look too hard to find the so-tasty crocodile meat, honestly the best meat on this planet. Try it with an appetizer of caterpillars, but put some hot sauce on them, and you’ll have enough protein to last you for days.
If you’re looking to do it all in one go, look to Livingstone. See one of the Seven Wonders of the World -- check. Eat crocodiles and caterpillars -- check. Bungee jumping -- check. The list goes on. What’s more, the people are friendly and the weather is amazing. It’s like Hemingway said, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and I was not happy.”
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"Good stay in Livingstone - I liked this hostel quite a bit. There is a lot going on here and lots of people ... very good atmosphere. It is decently clean, but it is africa, so maybe not as clean as you are used to coming from elsewhere in the world. Only big complaint is that most rooms have only a screen window (no glass), which isn't great for noise control (loud guests at night, loud staff in the morning) or security. Otherwise, really...
"What a great Place to stay - This has to be 1 of the best backpackers in the world, and I have stayed at hundreds over 30 years of traveling. Clean, well organised, safe, well located and friendly staff willing to assist organising your trips and needs. The on-site bar, pool and restaurant means you don't have to go out and be accosted by the hawkers. If you are on a budget, the supermarket across the road has everything you'll ever need to...
"Livingstone Backpackers is located just off Mosi-oa-Tunya Road, right in the centre of town. The surrounding neighborhood is very calm and safe during the entire day. This hostel has an extensive outdoor common area, with a TV room, library, swimming pool, rock-climbing wall, garden, and large kitchen and bar where the guests usually hang out. The hostel consists of a number of buildings, with a large yard in between and there is free Wi-Fi...
"… rooms have a fan - Braai/Barbecue area - Secure car park - 24- hour security - Travel and activities booking office We also have gorgeous shady gardens full of mango, banana, papaya, guava and lemon trees! Join us for a game of football at the local orphanage every Sunday @ 3pm! We collect clothes, blankets, food and books for the local orphanage so if your backpack is getting heavy we'll help you out by donating it!...
"…To make your stay even more enjoyable, we also provide you with: * Free WiFi * Free coffee and tea * Free linen package" …"Zinga Backpackers is located in the peaceful and leafy Nott Brodie suburb,
Sunbird Guest House
"…Car, Mini-bus and Van rentals are available at reasonable rates.Guests are welcomed to use our kitchen facilities for coffee/tea, lunch and supper.We also arrange tour packages eg. Boat cruises, can
"…There are two TV lounges available and the twin rooms, chalet and two family rooms are equipped with their own television. The family suite (9) comprises two connecting rooms, one with a queen size
Golden Strides Guest House
"…Please note: We have a 72 hours cancellation policy Our payment methods are cash on arrival or credit card and visa cards Check in time: after 10:00 Check out time: before 10:00" …"We are 2km
Comfort Corner Guesthouse
"most of our customers are Business travellers, Holiday makers,leisure tourists and international tourists Most of our clients enjoy the city of Livingstone by involving themselves in activity tours such as boat cruise,White water rafting, Helicopter flights,Horse riding,Lion Encounter,Bunji jumping and many more. Comfort Corner Guest house offers budget but exciting Accommodation for our adventure and Leisure Tourists. We have 7 en-suite...
The Greens Inn
"…Check out before 10.00 Breakfast not included Taxes included" …"If you come from Lusaka, after inspection station, you will be on the Lusaka road, when you see a big water tank on your left, you a
Olga's Italian Corner
"Olga's has 9 spacious rooms that combine African traditional architecture and materials with the simple elegance of Italian design. Our guests will therefore be able to enjoy Italian comfort while im
Gloria's Bed & Breakfast
"…Gloria's Bed & Breakfast is an ideal place for long and short term stays. It is located in the quiet place of Livingstone; about 10 minutes drive from the Victoria Falls and 5 minutes from the
Trenchtown Lodge & Tours
"… is a fully stocked bar and restaurant on the premises that is open seven days a week as well as secure off-street parking. All rooms have air-conditioning, en-suite, 24hrs both cold and hot water plus 24hrs access to Free WiFi. For guests in the non self-catering rooms, free breakfast is provided. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice Late cancellation or noshow – one night charge Payment upon arrival by cash only...
Wane Guest Lodge
"…En-suite bathrooms Colour TV connected to Satellite Dish (DSTV) Telephone Facility Tea & Coffee Facility The Wane Guest Lodge has: 24 hours free room service 24 hours friendly reception
Golden Days Lodge
"…Golden Days is an easy 5 minutes minute walk from all Livingstone bus stations and 10 minutes drive from the Airport. Our Lodge will provide you with an excellent quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Sunset Junction Lodge
"…Sunset Junction Lodge Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. This property may pre authorize your card before arrival. Check in from 09:00 to 23:00. Check out bef
"…We welcome local and international visitors. We are strategically located half-way between the Livingstone City Centre and the world-famous Victoria Falls, in Zambia, Africa. We endeavor to opera
"…Spacious and secure parking is also available. Our traditional Zambian restaurant that is set in gardens naturally shaded by a number of Mukisi trees (African Teak). The restaurant serves authentic
Kaazmein Lodge & Resort
"…Its natural environment gives you peace while you enjoy your stay. The rooms are air conditioned with hot water showers as well as mini bar fridges are available in each room. The resort has beautif
"… Fridges, Tea/Coffee making facility, Direct Dial out Telephone, Mosquito Nets and Room safes. Ngolide Lodge has a Fully Licensed Bar where you can enjoy an Ice cold beer and imported wines of your choice while relaxing in our comfortable, quiet and peaceful lounge. There are intimate conference facilities, Wi-Fi access throughout the Lodge, safe car parking onsite with 24 hours security. Please note: Cancellation policy: 3 days...
Livingstone Travel Tips & Suggestions
I went to see the VIctoria Falls, and the crocodile farm -- there are a million things to see in Livingstone.
I get to Livingstone very regularly (every month). The armchair is awesome, but check with a bone fide tour operator if the level is safe first. Don't trust unscrupulous off the street "guides". Royal livingstone is beuatiful, but expensive, try Zambezi Waterfront for sundowners. If you have time to travel out of town there is a much better croc farm 340 ks away at Siansowa, Lake kariba.
You can get cheap flights up from Johannesburg lots of places do package deals. Don't drink the tap water. Check out the croc farm. At low water the walk across the top of the falls is possible and there is a special pool there that you can swim in called the Devil's Armchair...right on the edge. Do that - around Christmas time when the water is low. Eat a funky munky pizza, drink at the Royal Livingstone at sunset and eat at Rite Pub and Grill if you're there on a Sunday.
— Bob Bach
Livingstone is dusty and strange, the night life is poor. But the zambezi river makes up for everything. The falls were magical.
— Kelly Jo
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