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    Post office in Livingstone

    by georeiser Updated Nov 24, 2009

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    Post office in Livingstone
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    Fondest memory: Livingstone has a large post office in Mosi-oa-Tunya Road in the city centre. A bureaux de change and a forex dealer (Western Union) is located in the same hall.

    A stamp to Europe, America or other Mzungi-land costs 5000 Kwacha (1 USD). The poscards took 12 days to Scandinavia.

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    Livingstone border and visa on arrival

    by georeiser Updated Nov 8, 2009

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    Livingstone border, Zambia
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    Fondest memory: Visa on arrival is possible in Livingstone. The border is 400 meters after the Victoria Bridge. The tourist visa at the border cost 50 USD for all, and takes less than 15 minutes if there is no queue. If you already got a visa from an embassy prior to your arrival, there is nothing for you to write. The officer stamps your passport and the handling takes less than a minute. A tourist visa is valid for 90 days.

    I was fooled by another web site to believe the visa fee on arrival was up to 200 USD. And therefor had my passport sent by mail to the Zambian embassy in another country. The total price with postal fee was more than the visa-on-arrival-fee.

    A day-trip visa can be issued for 20 USD (typically issued to tourists visiting Victoria Falls from a neighboring country). Visitors who wish to stay longer than their initial period of entry must visit an immigration office to obtain.

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    The immigration office in Livingstone

    by georeiser Updated Nov 8, 2009

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    The Zambian tourist visa

    Fondest memory: I f you need to extend your visa in Zambia, you can do that at the immigration at the intersection of Mosi-Oa-Tunia Road and Libala Road.

    Note: Zambian Immigration officials insist that visitors carry the original or a certified copy of their passport and immigration permit at all times. Certified copies must be obtained from the immigration office that issued the permit. I didn't do that, but it is an idea if you shall walk around in the streets.

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    ATM in Livingstone

    by georeiser Written Nov 6, 2009

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    ATM in Livingstone, Zambia

    Fondest memory: Withdrawal in local currency from ATM's in Livingstone is easy. However, from time to time, the banks lose their connections with the credit card exchanges which makes withdrawals impossible.

    The picture is taken right outside the post office in Livingstone downtown.

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    Money Matters

    by PierreZA Written Apr 18, 2009

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    Favorite thing: This is information about money in Zambia
    You can use US $, Euro, British Pound, South African Rands or Kwachas to pay for things around this area. You will often get your change in Kwachas if you pay with a foreign currency.
    Be aware of what the exchange rates are so that you are not done in.

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    Banks Livingstone & Post office

    by nora_south_africa Updated Jul 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: On main road Mosi-oa-Tunya- you will find Barclays Bank, standard Bank near Post office, its almost opposite PEP STORES,
    When you come from airport you turn right here( at the corner where curio stalls are)

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    Get Multiple entry visa if going over border

    by nora_south_africa Updated Jul 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: If you visit the Chobe National Park Botswana do try to also do one of the Chobe river cruises, it was wonderful and you see lots of wildlife, do remember if you leave zambia you will pay visa again to return unless you have multiple entry visa!for ppl from Uk the visa is 140 USD, and those on the trip had to pay again that amount to enter after our visit in Botswana... so kinda expensive, I advise multiple entry visa if you consider going over the border.
    Remember near Livingstone is where 4 countries come together... Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, standing at the river crossing between Zambia and Botswana you can see all 4 countires.. quite an unique experience.

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    Visiting in November: Low Water Month

    by glabah Written Sep 28, 2007

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    Victoria Falls: November is Low Water Month

    Favorite thing: Obviously, the reason to come to Livingstone is to visit Victoria Falls. Certainly, that was the primary thing I came to visit, and that is where I spent most of my time during my brief visit to this area.

    However, you need to understand something about visiting in November: that is a month you will find some great deals, but you will also find that it is the lowest water month of the year. The rains have just started, so your risk of getting hit by a storm are failry high. However, there hasn't been enough rain for the river to fill up.

    Thus, there is a good reason for the good deals you will find at this time of the year.

    If you don't believe me, look at the photo!
    There is a fair amount of water in the river, but most of it is over on the Zimbabwe side of the river. You can visit the Zimbabwe side, but unfortunately on that side of the river there are other problems: many of the falls are simply too close to the edge to be able to see the entire falls.

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    Walk on the wild side!

    by Durfun Written Dec 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Definitely get them to walk along the length of the Falls, then if they are keen, also get them to do the same from the neighbouring country - Zimbabwe.

    For Zimbabwe, you will be ending up in the town called 'Victoria falls' itself!

    If you're up for some bunjee-jumping, then this is also possible from the bridge linking the two countries.

    Fondest memory: Bunjee-jumping to a stretch of 300 foot, facind the river Zambezi, and it's crocodiles!!

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    Map of Zambia

    by MikeAtSea Written Aug 7, 2005

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    Map of Zambia

    Favorite thing: The central southern African country of Zambia is also known as the “Real Africa” a bustling area that comprises of many other attractions besides Livingstone and the Victoria Falls; as can be seen on the enclosed map.

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    The highest building in Livingstone

    by georeiser Written Nov 8, 2009
    The 8 storey tall Mosi-oa-Tunya House

    Fondest memory: The highest building in Livingstone is the 8 storey tall "Mosi-oa-Tunya House". It's located in Mosi-oa-Tunya Road, just opposite the Livingstone Museum.

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    In the streets of Livingstone

    by georeiser Written Nov 8, 2009

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    Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone
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    Fondest memory: The main road, Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, is an avenue with a median strip. But also the rest of the streets of Livingstone are wider than average.

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    Bureaux de change in Livingstone

    by georeiser Written Nov 6, 2009

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    Bureaux de change in Livingstone
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    Fondest memory: There are many banks and bureaux de change along the main street in Livingstone. They will not accept dollar notes issued before 1990. 50 and 100 USD notes gives better rates than small notes.

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    The aircraft outside Livingstone Museum

    by georeiser Written Nov 6, 2009
    De Havilland Canada DHC-1, Livingstone Museum
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    Fondest memory: A 1951 model De Havilland Canada DHC-1 aircraft is mounted right outside the Livingstone Museum. It was sold to the Zambian airforce in 1966.

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