The map shows the campsites around Livingstone.

In the town there are small campsites at backpacker lodges.  See Livingstone Budget for these.


Getting There

From Lusaka

To Livingstone from the north, the road is generally good tar, with a bad stretch north of Mazabuka to the T-Junction.    The map shows the road from Lusaka (470 km).  At the  T-junction after crossing the Kafue River, straight on is for Chirundu, Lower Zambezi and Siavonga, right is for Livingstone.  The road to Livingstone passes through many villages where ladies sell tomatoes, children cross to school and dogs wander here and there; so drive carefully when passing through them.

13 km south of the T-Junction the road passes through the Munali Hills.  These are named after David Livingstone, who was called Munali by his fellow travellers.  There is a memorial on the top of the rise – it is said that this was the site where David Livingstone first saw the Kafue River.

A good place to stop en route is the Choma Museum.  It is on the north of the main Choma centre, on the western side of the road.  The museum displays the story of the Tonga people and has attractive crafts for sale.  Next to the museum is a small cafe (with loos).


From Zim, Bots and Nam

Self-drive will arrive from Zimbabwe over the Victoria Falls Bridge, just 10 km from Livingstone.  From Botswana the journey takes visitors across the Zambezi River by pontoon, 70 km from Livingstone.  From Namibia, the border is at Katima Mulilo where a bridge crosses the Zambezi River just after entering the country.  It is then a 200 km drive to Livingstone.  The road has some bad patches so it is likely to take 3 hours.


For a list of campsites around Zambia, click on the photograph on the right.