Livingstone Island

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On first discovering the Victoria Falls, David Livingstone was moved to write that something so magnificent “must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” His canoe washed up on an island near the rim of the great waterfall that now bears his monarch’s name, and it is possible for travellers to follow in the intrepid footsteps of Livingstone and explore this tiny isle of respite in the powerful Zambezi.

Arriving on a boat that weaves through the fast moving channels and whirlpools of the river as it gathers strength prior to a plunge over the rim, this diminutive island of trees and grass is a haven from nature’s unrestrained power. There is plenty of history on the island, relating both to Livingstone’s colonial mission and the older legends of the local people, and your guide will talk you through all this as you inch your way across slippery stones to gain privileged views of the majestic river. Numbers of visitors permitted on the island at any one time are strictly limited, and your small group will discover a freshly laid table so that you can enjoy a picnic brunch or afternoon tea in an unforgettable location that bestows perfect photo opportunities and infinite bragging rights for your return home.

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