Livingstone Cultural Tours

Mukuni Village Tour

Livingstone Town Tour

Mukuni Village Tour

Children: < 12 pay $25 | Under 12: Free
Tour duration: 2 Hours  (includes return transfers from hotels within Livingstone) 

$50 per person*

Livingstone Town Tour

Children: < 12 pay $25 | Under 12: Free
Tour duration: 2 Hours  (includes return transfers from hotels within Livingstone) 

$50 per person*

Children: < 12 pay $25 | Under 12: Free
Tour duration: 2 Hours  (includes return transfers from hotels within Livingstone) 

$50 per person*

Children: < 12 pay $25 | Under 12: Free
Tour duration: 2 Hours  (includes return transfers from hotels within Livingstone) 

$50 per person*

*If clients wish to visit the Railway or Jewish Museum – entry fees are on their own account

Mukuni Village Tour

The Experience

Chief Mukuni’s Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to some 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs. The Chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts and take you inside. Your guide will explain how the huts are built and decorated as well as introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work, they may even ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle.

General Info:

  • Pick-up times are flexible depending on availability of the guide
  • Private Trips/ Unique Hours – please request in advance
  • Min 2, max 100 pax
  • There is a craft market at Chief Mukuni’s village
  • Large groups may be accommodated on request       
  • Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers        
  • Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A small tip to give to your ‘guide’ from the village
  • Cash for shopping at the craft market (Kwacha or small USD denominations)

Tour of Livingstone Town

Some History

Livingstone was an important town in Southern Africa during the first days of European settlement and the beginnings of Colonial rule. It served as the capital of the British Protectorate of Northern Rhodesia from 1911 – 1935.  As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything in the country as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian colonial buildings that line the city’s main road. In 1935, Lusaka was named the capital, and the once bustling city of Livingstone became a quiet town.  However, because of its proximity to the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls, it has become a thriving town which, whilst retaining its African charm, is now known as Africa’s Adventure Capital.

The town of Livingstone was moved from its original site at the Old Drift in 1905, due to malarial outbreaks and moved to its healthier location on Constitution hill. The town was carefully planned with wide streets lined with trees; a lot of the original architecture is still in place today.

The Experience

PART 1: 

LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM

PART 2: 

MUKUNI CURIO MARKET & MARAMBA MARKET

OPTIONAL:

THE RAILWAY MUSEUM

Part 1:

LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM

The tour is based on the client’s requests and starts with a visit to the Livingstone Museum, this is Zambia’s oldest and largest museum where you can learn about Zambia’s culture and natural heritage.  Here you will also get a fascinating insight into Dr David Livingstone, the world-renowned philanthropist and missionary.  The museum houses a comprehensive collection of David Livingstone memorabilia some of his original belongings including letters, journal entries and several photographs.

Part 2:

MUKUNI CURIO MARKET & MARAMBA MARKET

Next you will take a memorable trip to Mukuni Curio Market and onto Maramba Market.  This is the largest market in Livingstone – colourful, vibrant and bustling with activity.  Here the local people sell everything; “chitenges” (brightly coloured fabric), fruit and vegetables, grains and rice, pots and pans made out of old motorcars, farm tools, chickens, beads and clothes. This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop!  A guide will accompany you and with the help of some bargaining skills. Some very interesting and authentic artefacts can be bought here. This tour is a most unusual and rewarding experience for the clever shopper.

Optional:

THE RAILWAY MUSEUM

The Railway Museum is housed in the Zambezi Sawmill’s historic locomotive sheds, this steam railway museum display artefacts dating back to the height of the railway industry in the 1930’s when the Zambezi Sawmills Railways was reputed to have the world’s longest rail-line.  Exhibits include one of the country’s first locomotives and other rolling stock.

The tour is based on the client’s requests and starts with a visit to the Livingstone Museum, this is Zambia’s oldest and largest museum where you can learn about Zambia’s culture and natural heritage.  Here you will also get a fascinating insight into Dr David Livingstone, the world-renowned philanthropist and missionary.  The museum houses a comprehensive collection of David Livingstone memorabilia some of his original belongings including letters, journal entries and several photographs.

Next you will take a memorable trip to Mukuni Curio Market and onto Maramba Market.  This is the largest market in Livingstone – colourful, vibrant and bustling with activity.  Here the local people sell everything; “chitenges” (brightly coloured fabric), fruit and vegetables, grains and rice, pots and pans made out of old motorcars, farm tools, chickens, beads and clothes. This is where the people of Livingstone come to shop!  A guide will accompany you and with the help of some bargaining skills. Some very interesting and authentic artefacts can be bought here. This tour is a most unusual and rewarding experience for the clever shopper.

The Railway Museum is housed in the Zambezi Sawmill’s historic locomotive sheds, this steam railway museum display artefacts dating back to the height of the railway industry in the 1930’s when the Zambezi Sawmills Railways was reputed to have the world’s longest rail-line.  Exhibits include one of the country’s first locomotives and other rolling stock.

General Info:

  • Pick-up times are flexible depending on availability of the guide
  • Private Trips/ Unique Hours – Please request in advance
  • Min 2, max 100 pax
  • Large groups may be accommodated on request       
  • Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers        
  • Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

Inclusions & What to Bring:

  • Entrance fees into the museums
  • Chilled mineral water is provided on every tour.
  • Going Green! Safpar encourages all clients to travel with their own refillable water bottle.
  • Camera
  • Hat/Cap, sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for shopping at the markets (Kwacha or small USD denominations)