Take a quick Tour of Livingstone Town with a Commentary while driving slowly explaining the Historical background of Livingstone.
Stopping at major Historical Buildings and delegates are free to take pictures. The town of Livingstone was moved from Old Drift in 1905 when it was decided that a location on Constitution Hill would be healthier than one on the River.
The town was carefully planned with wide streets, avenues of beautiful trees, buildings with high ceilings and mosquito-netted verandahs.
Livingstone was an important town in Southern Africa during the early 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 surrounding 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 continued which, is now known as Africa’s Adventure Capital.
The Tour of Livingstone Town Includess a visit at the David Livingstone Museum which was established in 1934.
It is the oldest and largest of the four national Museums in Zambia and is located in Livingstone the Tourist Capital of Zambia and home of the Victoria Falls.
It is multidisciplinary Museum with collections and exhibitions in Archaeology, Ethnography History and various branches of Natural History, including Mammalogy, Ornithology, Entomology, Ichthyology, Herpetogoly and Bothany.
It holds a vast archaeological collection including the mine finds of the World Broken Hill Man, the main reference collection on Zambia’s biodiversity, a rich ethnographic collection dating back to the early 20th Century, a vast collection of the explorer David Livingstone’s memorabilia, a rich archival collection and hosts one of the oldest libraries in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes
Guests are also taken to view the famous Curio market which is a bustling colorful market where the local Zambians come to shop.
The market sells everything from bright chitenge (local fabric), bags, curios made from different types of trees, copper bracelets, Wall clocks, African Maps using the Big 5 animals etc.
This Market is situated in a small park in the centre of town. After the tour clients are transferred back to hotel
- Take a quick Tour of Livingstone Town