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Livingstone

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Livingstone is a city in Southern Province of Zambia, which until 2012, served as the province's capital. It is the tourism centre for the Victoria Falls and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Falls.

The city was founded in 1905. The British South Africa Company moved the capital of the territory there in 1907. At the end of British rule in 1964, Africans were handed back their country to restart a now wonderful nation of friendly loving people.

The area has a rainforest de to the the constant rainfall under the localised shadow of the Victoria Falls. Under these highly specialised conditions the Victoria Falls nurtures its own special ‘rainforest’, including tall trees, figs, palms and hanging vines, thick shrubs, creepers and a rich variety of rainforest flowers and ferns on the forest floor.

The national parks contain abundant wildlife including sizeable populations of elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, Grant's zebra, and a variety of antelope. Lions, African leopards and South African cheetahs are only occasionally seen. The river above the falls contains large populations of hippopotamus and crocodile and elephants cross the river in the dry season at particular crossing points.

Livingston promises a cultural adventure for tourists and the main attractions are the monuments and the Livingstone Museum. Other popular activities in Livingstone include game drives in nearby national parks, guided hikes and birdwatching.

Livingston is always buzzing with activity and you will always have something to fill your day with.