Travel Guide: Livingstone, Zambia & Victoria Falls

Travel Guide: Livingstone, Zambia & Victoria Falls

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!

Day 00
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.

A first-hand travel guide in exploring top destinations in Livingstone, Zambia in a budget. Including the famous Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya Park & more!
A first-hand travel guide in exploring top destinations in Livingstone, Zambia in a budget. Including the famous Victoria Falls, Mosi-Oa-Tunya Park & more!

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.

Posing at the Livingstone Museum
Posing at the Livingstone Museum
You can pay to have a chance to play with baby lions (3 years old). It's one of their activities in Mukuni
You can pay to have a chance to play with baby lions (3 years old). It’s one of their activities in Mukuni
Don't worry, Lions here have the chance to go out from their cages and time to hunt daily in the afternoon.
Don’t worry, Lions here have the chance to go out from their cages and time to hunt daily in the afternoon.
Don't worry, Lions here have the chance to go out from their cages and time to hunt daily in the afternoon.

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.

The view of the Victoria Falls bridge from the Knife bridge inside Victoria Falls
The view of the Victoria Falls bridge from the Knife bridge inside Victoria Falls
The view in the knife bridge, the rainbow is constant
The view in the knife bridge, the rainbow is constant
As you enter the park, you'll notice a lot of monkeys. You have to be careful because they're very aggressive, Take care of your things and definitely not allowed to feed them.
As you enter the park, you’ll notice a lot of monkeys. You have to be careful because they’re very aggressive, Take care of your things and definitely not allowed to feed them.
If you go follow trails in the falls, you'll see different sides of it and stunning views like this one!
If you go follow trails in the falls, you'll see different sides of it and stunning views like this one!
If you go follow trails in the falls, you’ll see different sides of it and stunning views like this one!
This is the view of the falls as you enter and approach the knife bridge.
This is the view of the falls as you enter and approach the knife bridge.

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!.

You can trail down to what they call "The Boiling Pot". The trek is really steep and physically challenging,
 so if your knees cannot take this, you better have to consider going down. 
 The Boiling Pot is called like that because the water at the bottom as the water hits the ground
  is like a boiling and stirred water.
You can trail down to what they call “The Boiling Pot”. The trek is really steep and physically challenging,
so if your knees cannot take this, you better have to consider going down.
The Boiling Pot is called like that because the water at the bottom as the water hits the ground
is like a boiling and stirred water.
You can trail down to what they call "The Boiling Pot". The trek is really steep and physically challenging,
 so if your knees cannot take this, you better have to consider going down. 
 The Boiling Pot is called like that because the water at the bottom as the water hits the ground
  is like a boiling and stirred water.
You can trail down to what they call "The Boiling Pot". The trek is really steep and physically challenging,
 so if your knees cannot take this, you better have to consider going down. 
 The Boiling Pot is called like that because the water at the bottom as the water hits the ground
  is like a boiling and stirred water.
Monkeys are everywhere especially as you trek down in the Boiling Pot
Monkeys are everywhere especially as you trek down in the Boiling Pot
Don't forget to greet people and have small talks as you trek
Don’t forget to greet people and have small talks as you trek
Another stunning view in the Boiling Pot as you see what's below in the Falls and the Victoria Falls bridge.
Another stunning view in the Boiling Pot as you see what’s below in the Falls and the Victoria Falls bridge.

Day 01
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.

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.
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.
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.

Here's a litlle bit about the Jewish Museum inside the Railway Museum. 
 We were the only ones inside as this place only have few tourists unlike other spots in Livingstone.
  A great way to know the History of Zambia in 1900s.
Here’s a litlle bit about the Jewish Museum inside the Railway Museum.
We were the only ones inside as this place only have few tourists unlike other spots in Livingstone.
A great way to know the History of Zambia in 1900s.
This is the actual spot where passengers before sit down as they wait to board the train. 
 Truly Nostalgic so as the pose that we're trying to make here.
This is the actual spot where passengers before sit down as they wait to board the train.
Truly Nostalgic so as the pose that we’re trying to make here.
You'll also see different kinds of trains here, the tour guide is free. 
 They will explain to you everything about the train history in Zambia!
You’ll also see different kinds of trains here, the tour guide is free.
They will explain to you everything about the train history in Zambia!

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!

Tip: Pay ZMW 50 / $4.00 to feed the crocodiles and see how they behave like dogs when you feed them!

You can pet the baby croc for free -- at your own risk!
You can pet the baby croc for free — at your own risk!

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!

Victoria Falls Bridge
Victoria Falls Bridge
Victoria Falls Bridge

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!

Zambezi River
Zambezi River
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!
Zambezi River
Zambezi River
Nothings tops Africa when it comes to beauty of nature, vast and diverse animal species.

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  1. I roundly enjoyed looking at each photograph. Very nice. I had no idea about the Jewish museum there. Good post.

  2. Thanks, yes, it's not a popular thing, sadly, and to think that they really contributed a lot in the Zambian history…

  3. I haven't been to Livingstone before but WOW! You got to see a ton of different animals. The views look gorgeous out there. It is interesting to see how the locals live as well.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  4. It was really an amazing nature guilt-free trip! I am not a fan of animal tourism esp in Asia, here, animals do their thing.. and you just observe them there without anyone controlling them, and i guess that's what's Africa's best!

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