Best Places To Stay In Livingstone
Home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the magnificent Victoria Falls, Livingstone is a plethora of activity and great hotels - a must see for any trip to Zambia. As well as the star of the show, the old colonial town of Livingstone is an absorbing place to visit in its own right. It is the old capital of Zambia, having been replaced by Lusaka in 1935, but is definitely our recommended destination if you are wishing to visit the falls.
Apart from marvelling in the beauty of Victoria Falls, there are a number of historical and cultural activities that you can participate in around Livingstone. For those adrenaline seekers amongst you, the Zambian side of Victoria Falls offers something you can't pass up. A rock pool that has formed on the very edge of the fall acts as an infinity pool. It has been nick-named 'Devil's Pool' and you can enter the pool and peer over the edge as the water cascades down the cliff face beneath you. The view from the edge is unbelievable and is an extremely exhilarating experience. Do not fear though, guides are available to accompany you to the pool and make sure that your safety is guaranteed. If you are seeking to do this, you must bear in mind that the pool is usually open between mid-August and mid-January because it is the time when the water levels of the Zambezi are at their lowest.
The accommodation options on offer in the area do vary in price so all budgets can be catered for. There are luxurious options in both Livingstone and by Victoria Falls itself, but that are also more budget friendly places which cater brilliantly for families. You are truly spoilt for choice when visiting the area and below we have listed a few of our favourites: