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Ten Free Adventures You Could Do In Livingstone

Ten Free Adventures You Could Do In Livingstone

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Livingstone’s Selfie Street

Livingstone and the Victoria Falls region are famous for wildlife, Devil’s Pool and river cruises with free-pouring bar service, but keeping yourself or your family entertained adds up. This is why indulging in some of the free activities to do in Livingstone is undoubtedly worthwhile, no matter what level of luxury or adventure you seek. So, here are our top ten free experiences you should consider.

What’s a trip without cool selfies? Selfie street is an interactive alley recently made by the Livingstone community along the entrance way to the railway station. It is an easy five minute walk from the Mosi oa Tunya Square shopping complex or ten minutes from the town centre. Finished being snap happy and worked up an appetite? Don’t worry, as you’ll be within easy access to a plethora of restaurants nearby. So, be sure to hashtag selfie street on those selfies!

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Livingstone Markets

Livingstone markets are a must-visit for the cultural experience and the fantastic shopping opportunities. Each market has its own character and unique treasures to find. Three markets to wander through include:

Maramba Market

Located about a 10-minute taxi ride or 40-minute walk from the town centre, Maramba Market has a distinctive charm. You can find almost anything here, from food items to furniture.

Dambwa Market

Located about a five minute taxi ride away from town centre, Dambwa Market provides the freshest produce in town. In addition, the vivid red tomatoes and glossy green veggies make for incredible Instagram shots. Please always be respectful and ask each vendor if they mind being in your photos.

Mukuni Park Curio Market

On Livingstone’s main street, beside Fairmount Hotel, you’ll find an eclectic craft market with art pieces crafted by the town’s local artists. If you want a souvenir, that is the place to go, though be ready to bargain politely.

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Free Livingstone Town Market

Jollyboys Backpackers offers a free introduction-to-Livingstone walk every Wednesday morning for in-house guests. The town walk tour is entirely free and an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Livingstone and the ideal opportunity to get ideas of what to do next. Alternative departure dates can be arranged in advance for groups.

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Mukuni Village Tour

It is challenging to specify how long you’ll want to stay at Mukuni Village as one day is always different to the next. However, a fulfilling tour will typically take at least two hours after you arrive. If you wander around on your own, then the village tour is free, besides the transport expense to get you there. Nevertheless, we do recommend opting for a local guide, as you’ll be assisting with sustainable employment and learning insightful information about everyday village life.

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Walk the Victoria Falls Bridge

There are arguably few borders on the planet as beautiful as the crossing from Zambia into Zimbabwe at the Victoria Falls Bridge. From here, you can watch daredevils bungee jumping, feel the spray from Victoria Falls and stand with one leg in Zambia and one in Zimbabwe. Remember to bring your passport as you still need this to cross; just don’t get stamped out of the country and politely inform immigration that you are just visiting the bridge.

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Forest of Faces

You’ll find an outdoor art exhibition near the Livingstone Civic Centre and next to the Livingstone Museum. Numerous large wooden sculptures by local artists from Mukuni Village were commissioned and are now on permanent display outdoors for all to visit and admire. This is certainly worth a quick stop for everyone and is free of charge.

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Beautiful Sunsets

Livingstone boasts stunning viewpoints to watch the sun go down. So many that you could easily pick a different location for each night of your holiday. Check out the deck at United Air Charters, or pop into the Victoria Falls Waterfront, which is hopping on a Friday evening for happy hour.

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Livingstone town has plenty of things to offer, from leisure chills to adrenaline-filled activities. However, the free adventures are sometimes the most memorable and can help stretch your travel budget.

Image Credits: Widescreen. Eston Oboch, 1. Instagram Elroyalt, 2. Destination Livingstone, 3. Jollyboys Backpackers, 4. Destination Livingstone, 5. Shearwater, 6. Destination Livingstone 7. Safpar

Stories From Kim Barnett