Things to do in Zambia
As you close your eyes and hear the thundering roar of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Zambia, it’s hard to believe that you’re only a short 1-hour-and-40-minute flight away from Johannesburg. Harder still to believe, given your proximity to some of the most awe-inspiring tourist attractions in Zambia that you can visit when staying at the most beautiful accommodation in Zambia: The Royal Livingstone and the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort.
A land of natural diversity and overwhelming beauty, there are so many tourist attractions in Zambia.
Although landlocked, Zambia is the proud home of three great rivers. The most famous being the majestic Zambezi River that leads to Victoria Falls. The other two are the Kafue River that winds lazily through the country’s borders for about 960 kilometres, and the other is the Luangwa River, that flows through one of Africa’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. The trio of rivers and their surrounds are home to the most popular tourist attractions in Zambia.
Top things to do in Zambia
- Stand Beneath the Smoke that Thunders
Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. A place that you just have to see for yourself to appreciate its scale, the magnificence of Victoria Falls can’t be accurately captured on film or in words. Those lucky enough to witness this natural wonder will appreciate why this is one of the most unforgettable tourist attractions in Zambia. The Royal Livingstone and the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort guests have unlimited, free access to Victoria Falls via an exclusive private entrance. That’s one of the many reasons why The Royal Livingstone and the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort are considered the top accommodation in Livingstone.
- Explore the Hidden Pathways around Victoria Falls
Take a stroll on the many pathways upstream from The Royal Livingstone, where your Victoria Falls view is unobstructed by any fences – you’ve been warned – and watch the energetic flow of water moments before the final vertical descent.
- Seek out the Knife-Edge Bridge
Venture across the aptly named Knife-Edge Bridge for excellent views of the Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls. If the wind and the mist bless you with their absence you will be treated to unimaginable views of Victoria Falls and the mind-bogglingly gorge below. Experience the natural phenomenon of “inverted rain” as the spray from the falls shoots upwards.
- Witness the magic of a lunar rainbow
On a guided evening tour turn your gaze skywards and experience the glow of a "moonbow" or "white rainbow". Victoria Falls is one of only a few places in the world that this natural spectacle occurs regularly making this one of the must-see tourist attractions in Zambia.
- Take a trip out to Livingstone Island
Located in the centre of the Zambezi River, Livingstone Island marks the exact spot the David Livingstone first took in the sight of Victoria Falls. Arrive at the island by boat from The Royal Livingstone hotel or swim or even walk across when the tide is low. One of the most unique tourist attractions in Zambia, on the island, you can enjoy High Tea while soaking in the atmosphere of this profoundly sacred space. Access to the island is limited, with only 16 visitors allowed per trip to preserve the integrity of the island.
- Take a dip in Devil’s Pool
For many years Devil’s Pool remained one of the best-kept secrets in Zambia, but for the brave it is no secret that this is one of the most popular and daring tourist attractions in Zambia. Those who have been brave enough to dive into this adrenaline-pumping infinity pool – set almost impossibly on the edge of Victoria Falls – know that this experience is certainly no urban legend. Devil’s Pool is an inspiring experience set to invigorate and amaze even the most experienced travellers.
- Travel back in time at the Livingstone Museum
Established in 1934, the Livingstone Museum located in the heart of Livingstone, is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s four national museums. Exhibiting a vast collection of fascinating archaeological and ethnographic treasures, the museum also has one of the oldest libraries in the country. The museum also includes an insightful collection of its namesake’s memorabilia: Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone.
Zambia is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers
The Activity Desk at The Royal Livingstone hotel and the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort will take care of all your Zambia adventure bookings. The experienced staff at the Activity Desk are also an excellent resource when deciding which tourist attractions in Zambia to experience first.
Why not explore this list of exciting tourist attractions in Zambia?
- Bungee-jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge
- White water rafting on the Zambezi River
- Elephant safaris and game drives
- Helicopter tours over Victoria Falls
Inviting travellers to experience a lifetime’s worth of memories, Zambia is an inspiring destination that celebrates the meaning of African warmth and natural wonder. Like all of the best things in life, you just have to experience it for yourself.
The Royal Livingstone and the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort offer guests exclusive accommodation in Livingstone, surrounded by the top tourist attractions in Zambia.
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