No trip to Zambia is complete without a visit to the historic town of Livingstone and witnessing the majestic Victoria Falls. Known locally as Mosi-os-Tunya, “The Smoke that Thunders”, the Falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located around 10km from the town of Livingstone, Jollyboys Backpackers offer free daily transport to visit the Falls for their residents. A walk along the spectacular knife edge bridge is an experience not soon forgotten – but expect to get wet!
The Falls and the Batoka Gorge can also be viewed from the Victoria Falls Bridge, opened in 1905 but now more famous as the site of a hair-raising bungi jump. Livingstone has in recent years become known as the adventure captial of Africa. If its an adrenaline rush your after, a wide range of activities are available to get your heart thumping. See below for more details on some of the options open to you. Many discounted combo packages are also offered. Please contact us for more details, latest prices, special offers and to make bookings.
White Water Rafting
Crash through some of the world’s biggest commercially run rapids while enjoying the amazing scenery of the Batoka Gorge. At low water (between August and January) this is recognised as the best one day rafting trip in the world. Half-day, multi-day trips and combos with other activites such as river boarding, abseiling, river cruises and Chobe safaris are also available.
Enjoy a drift in an inflatable raft on the quiet channels of the Zambezi above Victoria Falls. Flanked by National Park on both sides of the river you will see wildlife, birds and an amazing sunset.
Upper Zambezi Canoe
Explore the hidden channels of the Zambezi and negotiate some grade II rapids in inflatable two seater canoes as your qualified canoe guide takes you in search of abundant wildlife. Half-day, full-day and overnight and multi-day camping trips are available.
A thrilling ride through the lower gorges of the Mighty Zambezi river buzzing rocks and completing 360° spins at speeds of up to 90 km per hour. An exhilarating trip suitable for all ages and abilities.
Take a dive off the Victoria Falls Bridge. At 111m, this is the second highest land jump in the world. The bridge swing and cable slide operate from the same site and you can do all three activities as a Bungi combo for a discounted rate.
For the adrenaline junkies among you. Activities include the world famous gorge swing, abseil, rap jumping and flying fox. Choose to do a single activity or a half-day or full-day excursion where you can take your pick of the activities on offer.
Flights Over the Falls
The best way to appreciate the majestic of Victoria Falls is to see them from the air. Choose between a helicopter ride or a micro-light flight and enjoy some amazing views.
Whether its a relaxing view of the river on the Lady Livingstone you’re after or a wild time on one of Livingstone’s infamous booze cruises, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi is the perfect way to end the day.
Discover the spectacular landscapes surrounding Livingstone and the Batoka Gorge on all-terrain quad bikes, catering for either novice or experienced riders.
Test your skill against the renowned Tiger Fish on the Upper Zambezi River.
Enjoy a 3-hour game drive through Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and see the only White Rhinos in Zambia.
Elephant Back Safari
Interact with the majestic and intelligent African Elephant while enjoying a safari from this unique viewpoint
An active conservation project aimed at the re-introduction of captive bred lions into the wild. By participating in a lion walk you are actively assisting in the pre-release training for the cubs, as well as providing essential funding for the program’s continued progress.
Experience up close encounters with the endangered white rhino and other wildlife including, buffalo, hippo, impala, warthog and many more.
Enjoy a horseback ride through the African bush and along the banks of the Zambezi.
Chobe Day Trip
You will be picked from your accommodation and taken across the border to Botswana where you will enjoy a river cruise, lunch and a game drive in wonderful Chobe National Park before being returned to your accommodation in Livingstone.
Perched at the top of Victoria Falls, this is the island where David Livingstone first saw The Falls. A short boat ride is taken from The Royal Livingstone over to the island where you walk across the top of The Falls and even get a chance to swim in a natural rock pool right on the edge – views not to be missed.
Livingstone Tours and Village Tours
On the Livingstone Town Tour you will visit the Livingstone Museum, learn about the towns historical and architectural heritage and wander through Maramaba market. Tours of Makeni Village are also available.