I never thought in my life that I’ll be living in Africa, enjoy it or visit Livingstone, see the wildlife and the famous Victoria falls! I had the chance to visit this place together with the youth of my placement site, Pilgrim Wesleyan Church and my fellow missionaries. Hop along as i guide you through this beautiful place in Zambia here in Africa!
0600 – 1000 Travel to Livingstone
I am living an hour and a half away from Livingstone, but to make sure that we would be able to cover everything on that day, we woke up and traveled early.
1100 – 1200 Livingstone Museum & Mukuni Big 5 Safaris
The Livingstone museum is a must place visit in Livingstone. It tells you the history of the place, the way people lived and living in Zambia. There’s even the real things of David Livingstone, the missionary and first white man who discovered the Mosi-oa-Tunya falls, now known as Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria of England.
Mukuni Big 5 is a park where you can see elephants, Lions, Cheetah, Caracat and other more. This is not a game drive but a protected park for these animals. They are taken care of here, in fact, their life span is higher here than in the wild.
1400 – Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), the Smoke that Thunders
Inside the falls, there are places that you need to check. As you enter, there will be a free tour guide that will orient you about the things you can do inside the falls. These are Knife bridge, Photography view, Boiling pot and many other more.
Tip: It’s better to visit the falls in rainy season (December – April) so you would see many water in the falls and be actually soaked in them!.
0800 – 0900 – Railway & Jewish Museum
Zambia was colonized by Brits, and they brought the railway system in the country and that’s what’s being preserved in this museum. You would even be able to see the actual train they used in 1800s as the first class passengers and the actual waiting shed.
Not everyone know that Zambia is also a place where Jews flown during the Holocaust. This place also holds the Jewish Museum and exhibits the life of early Jews, their friendship with Zambians and how they started new life in this country.
Tip: If you’re a resident or holding a working Visa, just present your visa and you would not pay the $20 entrance fee for foreigner but only be paying around ZMW 10 = $1.00
10:00 -11:00 – Reptile & Crocodile Park
Pools of crocodile are here and the education about them can never be bought. Black Mamba, African Spitting Cobra and other snake species are also present. In this place they take care of these animals, they also sell crocodile oil.
Tip: Pay ZMW 50 / $4.00 to feed the crocodiles and see how they behave like dogs when you feed them!
1200 – 1400 – Victoria Falls Bridge
The famous bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia. You can see different and breath-taking views of Victoria falls, people bungee jumping and zip lining here!
1600 – 1800 – Zambezi River
Zambia was named after Zambezi, a home to many African animals in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and the Island in Zambezi river. You’ll have the chance to see different animals but not guaranteed. But Sunset? You’ll definitely be able to see a majestic one!
Nothings tops Africa when it comes to beauty of nature, vast and diverse animal species.
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