The National Park extends to just outside Livingstone and around Victoria Falls. They have some important rules to follow:
Rule no. 1:
Animals have the right of way
Rule no. 2:
Maximum speed 65km/h
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THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED:
* Entering or leaving the park without registering at the entry point
* Carrying firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, spears or any other weapon
* Brining in your own domestic pets
* Removal of any vegetation or animals form the park
* Damage to historical or geological objects
* Killing, injuring or capture of wild animals or birds
* Littering or building illegal fires
*Swimming or paddling in the Zambezi River
Also remember that you should no go wandering around at night as there are animals out there who can seriously harm you and you don’t want to step on them in the dark.
‘TRULY ZAMBIAN’ is actually the advertising slogan for Mosi beer. Mosi is the most popular beer sold in Zambia. Despite its humble origins, it seems to strike a chord with local people who are proud of their country. You will see this slogan just about everywhere! MOSI-OA-TUNYA is from the Kololo or Lozi language and means ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. I am not sure if this beer is the smoke or the thunder, but make sure you enjoy one or two.
Livingstone is one of the few cities in the region that has retained it British name - most places in this part of Africa have changed to African names.
David Livingstone, however, is highly respected by a large number of Africans.
For one, his first hand accounts of the evils of the slave trade (one of his journals, which I have read, provides a graphic description of dead bodies down the river due to the number of lives simply thrown away by slave traders upriver) did much to motivate people in power to end this wickedness.
For another, as much as anyone in that era would think of doing, he treated native Africans with respect as fellow human beings.
Thus he earned a place in the hearts of many Africans.
Interesting insights into the state of Africa may still be gained by reading what Livingstone wrote during his journeys there.
The local people in Livingstone are used to foreigners. Although they are friendly, you will not receive the same curiosity and obligingness as other more remote areas in Zambia.