About 437 km south of Lusaka is the Victoria Falls, named by Dr David Livingstone in 1855 after Queen Victoria of Britain, located on the Zambia / Zimbabwe border.
On the Zambian side the building of the Knife-edge Footbridge provides stunning views of this the single most visited tourist spectacle in Africa. Spray leaps hundreds of metres into the air, accompanied by an ever-present rainbow and aptly reflecting the Falls local name, “Mosi-oa-Tunya”. (The Smoke That Thunders).
In recent years the Victoria Falls and surrounding area including the Batoka gorge & Mosi-oa-Tunya national park have earned Livingstone town the title of ” Adventure Capital of Africa” with the introduction of a vast array of adrenaline activities including the worlds toughest commercial White Water Rafting experience, the worlds second highest Bungee jump 111m, abseiling down the sheer cliffs of the Batoka gorge, fox flying across the gorge and the frightening Gorge Swing, jet boating under the falls, helicopter & micro-light flights over the falls, elephant & horse back safaris, game drives & walking safaris, canoeing & cruising on the upper Zambezi, fishing for the infamous fighting Tiger fish and the list goes on.
Livingstone town has a rich history with an excellent museum as well as a Steam Engine museum, it is well known for its cultural centres, craft markets and accommodation to suit every pocket, from 5 star hotels, luxury safari lodges to back packer hostels. Victoria Falls has also become a romantic destination for weddings & honeymoons.