The Livingstone 2013 Initiative...The Legacy
Following on from the highly successful David Livingstone Bicentenary, The Livingstone 2013 Initiative is continuing to work with The Zambian Tourism Board and tour operators within Livingstone and Zambia to help raise further awareness of the region as a tourism destination of choice and to build on and develop the community projects which we set up in 2013.
International Festivals & Events
Livingstone is the gateway to Zambia and the adrenalin capital of Africa. Not only will we have lots of the usual nail-bitingly, fun adrenalin outdoor activities on offer, but in 2013 we will be hosting a a series of international sporting, cultural and musical events and festivals running from 19 March (Livingstone''s actual birthday) through to 16 November, the date when David Livingstone first viewed The Victoria Falls back in 1855.
Livingstone 2013 and The Bicentenary hits the news stands!
The publicity generated already both in the domestic and overseas media has been far greater than we hoped for – National Geographic Traveller, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Independent on Sunday, British Airways High Life Magazine SA, The BBC in the UK, BBC South Africa, Journeys magazine, The Zambezi Traveller and the inflight magazines of Proflight and South African Airlines, to name just a few.
Livingstone Zambia has been included in the National Geographic Traveller 2013 Hot List and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine as one of the "must-see" destinations for 2013. These articles and many more have set the tone for this exciting bicentennial year.
Livingstone, I presume?
Livingstone is named after the Victorian explorer Dr David Livingstone. Our town is situated by the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River ... a world heritage site and stunningly beautiful part of the world. Dr Livingstone, who was born in Scotland in 1813, was the first white man to discover The Victoria Falls, known here in Zambia as Mosi-oi-a-Tunya - the smoke that thunders.
Girls Building Schools
“We don't just want to fundraise, we want to come to Zambia and help build a school,” said the Headmistress of St Mary’s Calne in the UK. Wow, what a response to my enquiry on behalf of the Anglican Street Children’s Programme, and the Bicentenary initiative. Father Katete, ASCP Director, was delighted; his dream of a school for vulnerable girls and orphans in Chama might soon be realised. Chama is a remote area in north-eastern Zambia, where there are still child marriages and no opportunity of secondary education for many girls.Read more...