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From Livingstone: Mosi oa Tunya Park Game Drive

1. From Livingstone: Mosi oa Tunya Park Game Drive

Get picked up from your accommodation in Livingstone and depart for the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The park covers 66 km-squared area along about 20 km of the Zambian Riverbank and makes up the boundary of the city of Livingstone. There are 2 main sections, each with separate entrances: a wildlife park at its north-western end, and the land adjacent to the immense and awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, which in the rainy season is the world's largest curtain of falling water. The park extends downstream from the falls and to the south-east along the Batoka Gorges. The park is home to plenty of bird species, palm forest, and an abundance of animals that include buffaloes, impalas, wild beasts, giraffes, zebras, elephants, amongst others. This tour includes the chance to drive along the Zambezi River where with some luck, you can take the opportunity to view hippos and elephants as they come and drink water in the river during the dry season. The activity also includes the chance to see the few remaining rhinos in the area, a protected species which has been affected by poaching.

Livingstone National Park: Half-Day Bird Watching Tour

2. Livingstone National Park: Half-Day Bird Watching Tour

Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Livingstone National Park to discover some of Zambia's estimated 750 bird species. With a professional guide, try to spot some of the rarest species of the area, including the Taita falcon, the elusive African Finfoot, the Brown Firefinch, and Schalow`s Turaco. In the wetland and swamp areas, find waterfowl such as herons, storks, ibises, as well as the stately crowned and wattled cranes. If you are lucky, catch a glimpse of Zambia's most sought-after wetland species, the shoebill stork. In drier terrain, learn about the country's only truly endemic bird species, the Chaplin's barbet, with its distinctive red eye patch. Other colorful highlights of birdlife here include Bohm's bee-eater, the racket-tailed roller, and the spotted creeper. After 3 hours in the park, be returned to your hotel or accommodation.

From Livingstone: Victoria Falls River Safari

3. From Livingstone: Victoria Falls River Safari

Discover the upper Zambezi River on a specially designed propeller-free safari boat that can operate in water as shallow as 20 cm. This increases the operational range to as close as 200 meters from Victoria Falls and allows you to cruise to amazing parts of the Zambezi that have previously been out of reach. Enjoy the thrill of speeding over rapids, before you slow down to spot game around the islands. Enjoy exceptional service, a spirit of adventure, excellent bird and game viewing, and extraordinary photographic opportunities. Your boat will have cushioned seats and is equipped with a bird book and route map for your convenience. An experienced skipper will lead your safari and share interesting information about the river, the wildlife you see, and the history of the area.

Victoria Falls: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

4. Victoria Falls: Guided Tour of the Falls from Both Sides

Get the full experience from both sides of the border on this deluxe tour of everything Victoria Falls has to offer. Guided tour of Victoria Falls gives you the opportunity to discover both the Zimbabwean side and Zambian side in one tour. Get as close as possible to the Victoria Falls on this escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonder. Feel the powerful rush of the falls from great views the land mark offers, overlooking the falls. You will start your tour at 8:30am and you will be picked up from hotel to guided tour of the falls. The tour start from either Zimbabwean side or Zambian side depends on which side you will be staying. This tour gives you the chance to view the water falls on both side that is Zimbabwe and Zambia in one day accompanied by professional guides. Food and beverages are at your own expense. Hotel pickup and drop off are all included.

From Livingstone: Victoria Falls Day Trip

5. From Livingstone: Victoria Falls Day Trip

Get picked up from your hotel in Livingstone at 9:00 for a guided tour of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The transfer takes approximately 45 minutes. Once you reach Victoria Falls, witness one of the greatest shows on earth, the raging waters of the Zambezi River crashing into the Batoka Gorge. Voyage through parts of the Victoria Falls rain forest to the cliffs opposite the massive cascade. From there, you’ll get a fantastic view of the main falls, as your guide reveals interesting facts about the wildlife, geology, and history of this famous African landmark. Get ready to witness the remarkable power of nature and a spectacle that you will remember for a lifetime.  At around 13:00, your local guide will take you to The Lookout Café, where lunch will be provided with a spectacular view. At the restaurant, select your lunch from a tasty à la carte menu as you relax and take in the amazing views. Alcoholic drinks as well as non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased from the well-stocked cash bar. After lunch, make your way to the local craft market. Here, you will be able to view and purchase gifts and souvenirs, such as skillfully carved wooden articles in the form of ornaments, dishes, and bowls, as well as many other attractive and useful objects. See the colorful dyed and painted tablecloths, aprons, cushion covers, and wall hangings. Marvel at life-sized metal sculpted wild animals. There are also smaller painted metal lifelike birds and animals, which are often used as features in gardens. Finally, at about 15:00, make your way back to Livingstone, accompanied by your guide.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park: Half-Day Guided Nature Walk

6. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park: Half-Day Guided Nature Walk

Explore African bushlands and search for game and birdlife on a 3-hour nature walk in Musi-oa-Tunya National Park. Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Zambia side of Victoria Falls with a professional guide. Enjoy a nature walk to see a diverse range of animals, including Africa's "Big Five" of  lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Also, admire the variety of vegetation and plant life. Start with hotel pickup in Livingstone and travel to Musi-oa-Tunya National Park. Begin a nature walk which is a natural and eco-friendly way of seeing African game. In addition to large game, see other species such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, primates, and antelopes. Discover a variety of local trees, including teaks, mahoganies, and the mopane and marula trees. During a mid-walk break near the Zambezi River, enjoy some light snacks and observe hippos and ibis along the riverbanks. When your time ends, be returned to your pickup location to end your tour.

From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

7. From Livingstone: Full or Half Day Canoe Safari

If you’re looking to make the most of your time in Livingstone, look no further. Canoe on the mighty Zambezi River through narrow channels and drift down endless stretches of one of Africa’s most majestic rivers. Throughout your full or half-day canoeing trip, keep your eyes peeled for wild game along the river banks. Elephants, hippo, and buffalo are native to this area, as well as many species of birds. Join your experienced guides to go canoeing above the falls — you won’t encounter any rapids, so prepare for a relaxing and peaceful experience. This tranquil activity combines the exquisite stillness of the Zambezi River with a raw wilderness that is not easy to find in many other Victoria Falls activities.

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What people are saying about Livingstone

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This experience was so special because it was made to be unforgettable...Every detail was tailored to the best satisfaction...From the tour guide to the spectacular Falls, to all the activities that were included...But most important was to be treated with the best customer service that you can expect...The experience extended beyond our expectations...We learned more than what we expected...The tour guide included every little detail about nature...From the trees to the flowers to the birds and history...We will always remember...THANK YOU!!!...We highly recommend this tour

Booked the sunrise to sunset tour to chobe national park so that I could get in early before the crowd. Got to see zebras on the way. There is no lion in Chobe National park. If you must see, don't choose here. Got to see giraffes, elephants, hippos, impalas and gibbons everywhere! The sunset setting on the river was amazing.

Guide, Simon was excellent. He was informative and easy going, with an excellent sense of humour. Victoria falls is a spectacular scenery in itself, and visiting towards the end of the rainy season makes one to appreciate nature's forces.

Velmi příjemná a obohacující plavba po Zambezi, výborná atmosféra, spousta informací, skvělé občerstvení. Viděli jsme z poměrně velké blízkosti mnoho zvířat i ptáků, průvodci byli velmi vstřícní.

Easy to use site ,all as advertised. Would highly recommend