Start your Livingstone Self Drive 4×4 Holiday in Zambia
Livingstone in Zambia is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended Vehicles for Livingstone
Nissan Double Cab 4×4 BNDC
The Nissan Double Cab BNDC 4×4 is built to take on the harshest environments. This 4×4 is manual and has a 2.5 litre diesel engine, a 140 litre fuel tank and a fuel consumption of 12 litres per 100 kilometers. The Nissan Double Cab accommodates four people comfortably.
Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper
The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.
Ford Ranger Family and Group 4×4 Camper
The best vehicle for a self-drive safari is a 4×4 that’s fully-equipped for self-sufficient camping. The Ford Ranger Family & Group 4×4 Camper is ideal for two-four people travelling through Southern Africa.
Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC
The Toyota Double Cab BTDC 4×4 is a four sleeper equipped vehicle. Ideal for a family trip through Southern Africa. This 4×4 has 2.4 litre diesel engine and a 160 litre fuel tank. The average consumption is 12 litre per 100 kilometres. The vehicle comes with two spacious rooftop tents.
Livingstone Travel Advice
Livingstone is a town in Zambia which is a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls which is a World Heritage Site. The Town is a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls are at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Victoria Falls. The mists generated by the falls can be seen as far as 20 KM away and the name of the National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya means ‘the smoke that thunders’ in Kololo.
The best way to explore this region especially if you are going on a self-drive safari is by 4×4 where you could pick up your vehicle from Victoria Falls or Livingstone.
What vehicle do you need in Livingstone
If you plan exploring on game viewing and driving between Zambia and Zimbabwe you need a 4×4 to handle all quality of roads. A 4×4 is the best option so that you have all your bases covered, it’s up to you whether you choose to hire a 4×4 camper, double cab 4×4 or 4×4 SUV.
Best Time To Visit Livingstone
The best time to visit Livingstone is after the rainy season from February to May especially if you are planning on visiting the Victoria Falls as the falls will be at full flow. Its recommended that you view the falls from both the Zambia and Zimbabwe side as the sides offer a different view, this will allow you to fully appreciate a more whole view of the falls.
This, however, does not coincide with the best time for game viewing which is in winter (June to August).
You can visit the Victoria Falls during the best game viewing season but that will not be when the falls are flowing at their best volumes. As a consolation though the best time for rafting is during the low water season which does coincide with the Game viewing season.
What to do in Livingstone
- Victoria Falls are a 20-minute drive to the south from Livingstone.
- There is a wide range of restaurants and a craft market.
- Visit the town’s museum if you are interested in Dr David Livingstone’s travels.
- Boat trips and canoe excursions on the Zambezi River to view wildlife.
- Bird watching – See swallows, kingfishers, African skimmers, Taita falcon etc.
- Adrenalin junkies can do – bungee-jumping and white-water rafting
- Helicopter or aircraft rides over victoria falls.
- Driving and walking safaris in the MosiTuna National Park to see giraffe, zebra, buffalo, antelopes, elephants, white rhinos and wild dogs.
- Luxury spas on Livingstone island
Why rent a 4×4 in Livingstone?
If you plan to explore the best of what Zambia and Zimbabwe have to offer in term of game viewing and the victoria falls then a 4×4 is the best vehicle for this adventure.
Rent a 4×4 from us, it’s easy. Just choose a 4×4 from our wide range of vehicles suitable for a 2 person trip or family holiday, and follow the step by step booking process.
Alternatively, contact us so that one of our sales representatives can make your adventure a reality.