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. 

Tour of Livingstone Town

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.

General information: 

  • Minimum 2 pax – maximum 100 pax

  • Children under 12 years pay ½ price, children under 2 years are free.

  • Large groups may be accommodated on request

  • Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers

  • Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

Excursion Includes:

  • Entrance fees into the museums

  • Bottled water

  • Return transfers from hotels within Livingstone


What you need to bring

  • Camera

  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses

  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Pick up times from the Day Activity Centre and The Royal Livingstone Hotel

  • Flexible depending on guide availability

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