Livingstone, Zambia

(Notes from a journey to Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia, Sep/Oct 2015.)

Livingstone is a charming place with an unexpected nightlife and variety of eateries for a little town of 80-thousand. No doubt its somewhat more cosmopolitan vibe is due to the influx of foreign visitors to see the falls (even mid-week a live band played at the Avani resort, which we stopped by to see). Livingstone was the first colonial capital of Northern Rhodesia (1911–1935), and its main street and main market areas retain a hint of that colonial flavor. Because of its colonial history, there’s a large Indian-Zambian population here, most of whose families have lived in the area for generations; we were told they own most of the shops in town. [—Usha Alexander, October 2015]

Livingstone main street

Mosi-oa-Tunya street

Colonial era buildings

Former capital of Zambia

Mosi-oa-Tunya street (1, 2, 3)

Public park (more)

Old Trafford Bar

Street scene

Livingstone main steet

Livingstone main steet

Livingstone main steet

Livingstone main steet

Mukuni Park curio market

Mukuni Park curio market

Paintings for sale

An edifice on main street

Indian origin traders

A shopping complex (more)

City Hall, Livingstone

Cafe Zambezi (more)

High Court, Livingstone


Livingstone Museum (1, 2)

David Livingstone (1813–73)

Avani Resort

Los Comrados Band
(1, 2)

Poolside performance
(1, 2)

Mellow evening



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