Livingstone Day Trip
(Guests staying in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Guests are collected at 08h00 and transferred to Zambia. On arrival in Zambia they will do a guided Tour of the Falls. They will then have the option of any TWO of the tours below, one before and one after lunch. Lunch will be taken provided at a Livingstone restaurant (excluding drinks, which will need to be settled by the guest direct with the restaurant). Guests are transferred back to Zimbabwe/Botswana at approximately 16h00 hours. Please note the Zambian/Botswana border closes at 18h00 and this time is unfortunately not flexible
These daily tours are of Simonga Village, home to approximately 3000 inhabitants – a mixture of the Lozi and Tonga tribes. The village was founded in 1958 and is situated approximately 20km from Livingstone Town, along the Kazungula/Sesheke road, which runs parallel to the Zambezi River as it flows down towards the Victoria Falls. This village is quite unique as it one of only three in the entire country of Zambia that is ruled by a Headwoman, Inonge Imusho Samachila, who was chosen by the Royal Family to rule in 1970, following the death of her father, Imusho Samachila. Upon arrival, guests are escorted through the village by a local resident, where they are introduced to the daily activities of an African village.
The Livingstone Museum is one of a kind in this area. It contains the most comprehensive memorabilia of Dr. David Livingstone, including authentic maps and diaries, and covers the history of the region from the formation right up to the present day. The Museum also contains Anthropological, Natural History and African Culture sections.
Chief Mukuni’s Village
These daily tours are of Mukuni Village, home to the Leya people. Guests have the opportunity to learn more about this interesting culture whilst being shown around the village homes and Chief Mukuni’s Palace. Guests can also pre-arrange to try out the Leya traditional food and beer.This is a real village with a population of 5,000.
Dambwa market gives guests the opportunity to see how the local people of today buy and sell goods such as traditional foodstuffs, basic house wares, fabrics or even livestock. The tour lasts around 2 ½ hours and may be booked in the morning or afternoon. These tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a full morning or day out with a very good lunch. Departure from the Livingstone Day Activity Centre is at the guests’ convenience but pick up is usually at 08h00 or 1h.00. Dambwa Market Tours include the services of a qualified guide and bottled mineral water. Children under 12 are ½ price and children under 2 are free.
Additional activities may be booked, however these will be payable either through our Livingstone office or direct with the supplier. Please note that if additional activities are booked and the timings of these clashes with the packaged tours, the guest may opt to forfeit the tour/s, however no refund will be offered for such cancelled tours.