10 Reasons to Stay an Extra Night in Livingstone, Zambia

Taking a selfied in Devil's Pool - be sure to book this popular activity before your arrival to Jollyboys Zambia
Why rush back home when you can extend your stay and create unforgettable memories? Here are ten tempting reasons to indulge in an extra night in Livingstone with Jollyboys

Time flies when you’re having fun, and in Livingstone, the fun never ends! You’ll quickly discover that one night is simply not enough to soak in all the incredible experiences this vibrant destination has to offer. So, why rush back home when you can extend your stay and create unforgettable memories? Here are ten tempting reasons to indulge in an extra night in Livingstone with Jollyboys:

1️⃣ Witness One More Zambezi Sunset:

There’s something magical about the sun bidding farewell to the Zambezi River. Let the golden hues mesmerise you one more time while sipping on a signature Zambezi cocktail. Don’t miss the chance to witness the Zambezi sunset once again and create lasting memories that will stay with you long after you leave.

2️⃣ Strike a Pose with a Professional Photoshoot:

Capture the moments that will last a lifetime! Treat yourself to a photoshoot against the backdrop of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—Victoria Falls. You know you won’t regret spending that extra night in Livingstone when you’ve got wonderful photos to remind you of your time in Zambia.

When you travel to awe-inspiring destinations like Victoria Falls, it’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories. Imagine having stunning, professional photographs to cherish for a lifetime. A professional photo shoot allows you to capture the essence of your journey, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of one of the world’s natural wonders.

With Victoria Falls as your backdrop, a professional photographer will expertly capture your special moments, preserving the joy and wonder of your experience. Whether you’re exploring the misty rainforest or standing at the edge of the mighty falls, these photographs will bring your adventure to life.

Investing in a professional photo shoot ensures that you have high-quality images that truly reflect the magnificence of Victoria Falls. So, strike a pose, let the falls mesmerise you, and treasure the memories forever.

3️⃣ Flaunt Your Style in a Custom Chitenge Outfit:

When you travel to Zambia, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience. Getting a custom chitenge outfit made by a talented tailor is a must.

A chitenge is more than just a piece of fabric; it’s a symbol of Zambian identity and artistry. By having a tailor create a custom chitenge outfit for you, you can showcase your individuality and embrace the rich cultural heritage of Zambia. From dresses to jackets and skirts, your outfit will be a true reflection of your style.

Not only will you stand out with a bespoke chitenge outfit, but you’ll also be supporting local artisans and preserving traditional craftsmanship. So, don’t miss the chance to wear a unique piece of Zambian culture – it’s the perfect justification for an extra night in Livingstone! Let a talented tailor bring your vision to life and leave with a chitenge outfit that tells your own story. Don’t forget to grab adorable kids chitenge dresses and shirts as gifts for your loved ones back home!

A man looking in the mirror as he puts on his new chitenge shirt made for him in Livingstone, Zambia

4️⃣ Explore the ‘Other Side’ of Victoria Falls:

When you stay in Livingstone, Zambia, you have the incredible opportunity to witness the majestic Victoria Falls from both sides. Don’t miss the chance to cross the border and explore the ‘other’ side, Zimbabwe, for a complete experience.

Visiting the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls unveils a different perspective and allows you to appreciate the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from a unique vantage point. Take in the breathtaking views, feel the mist on your skin, and marvel at the sheer power of the falls.

Hop on the Jollyboys free daily shuttle to the Victoria Falls and walk across, or speak to us about how to plan a full day itinerary across the border, ensuring you make the most of this extraordinary opportunity. Embark on an adventure that spans two countries and discover the wonders that Victoria Falls has to offer from both sides.

5️⃣ Get Creative with Jewellery Making:

Spend an extra night in Livingstone, Zambia, and uncover the hidden gems of local craftsmanship. Take the time to visit Sishemo Beads, a remarkable workshop where discarded glass bottles are transformed into exquisite beads and jewellery.

Immerse yourself in the creative process as you explore their workshop, where skilled artisans turn recycled materials into unique masterpieces. From vibrant necklaces to intricate bracelets, each piece carries a story and reflects the beauty of sustainability.

For an extraordinary experience, unleash your own creativity and design your very own bracelet or necklace. Alternatively, browse their collection and find the perfect gift for loved ones back home.

Sishemo beads in Livingstone Zambia - in the photo is a bowl of crushed glass and hands holding the stone mould where the crushed glass are fired into beads

6️⃣ Make a Difference through Volunteering:

Discover the power of giving back to the community. Immerse yourself in the local culture, make a lasting impact, and be part of something bigger by volunteering for a day, a week, or even longer.

There are numerous opportunities to get involved, whether it’s supporting local schools, conservation projects, or community initiatives. By dedicating your time and skills, you’ll not only make a positive difference but also gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant culture and people of Livingstone.

We would be delighted to offer suggestions and connect you with meaningful volunteer opportunities that align with your interests and passions. Expand your journey, create unforgettable memories, and leave a lasting impact on the community.

7️⃣ Commission a Masterpiece:

Embark on a unique artistic journey. Unleash your inner art connoisseur and immerse yourself in the thriving local art scene. At Jollyboys Backpackers, we proudly support Zambian artists through our resident artist program.

Be inspired as you witness the creativity and talent of Livingstone’s finest artists. Collaborate with them to create a custom-designed masterpiece that reflects your unique taste and captures the essence of your travels. From captivating paintings to intricate sculptures, the possibilities are endless.

By spending an extra night in Livingstone, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with these talented artists, explore their artwork, and support their creative endeavors. Take home a truly one-of-a-kind piece that will serve as a cherished memento of your time in Africa’s Eden.

Unleash your creativity, connect with local artists, and bring a touch of Livingstone’s artistic spirit to your home.

Arnold, one of the resident Zambian artists at Jollyboys Backpackers in Livingstone with his paintings

8️⃣ Take the Plunge in Devil’s Pool:

Seize the opportunity to experience the exhilarating Devil’s Pool. Located on Livingstone Island, right on the edge of Victoria Falls, this natural wonder beckons the daring and adventurous.

Immerse yourself in a thrilling adventure as you secure a reservation to swim in Devil’s Pool. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you plunge into the refreshing waters, surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls.

Be sure to book in advance to secure your spot for this unforgettable experience. Extend your stay in Livingstone and make memories that will last a lifetime.

A man wearing sunglasses and taking a selfie in the Devil's Pool on the edge of the Victoria Falls in Zambia with a rainbow behind him

9️⃣ Embark on a Botswana Day Safari:

Just a stone’s throw away from Livingstone, venture to the stunning Chobe National Park in Botswana. Marvel at incredible wildlife and tick off another country on your travel list. Safaris from one day up to three days are regularly scheduled with departures right from Jollyboys reception, so it’s easy to jump on, even if travelling solo.

A woman taking a photo of a herd of elephants from a game drive vehicle in Chobe National Park, Botswana

🔟 Embrace Africa Time:

Leave the rigid schedules behind and adopt a more flexible perception of time. Embrace Africa Time—Zambian Time—where living in the moment is the ultimate luxury.

So, why rush home when there’s still so much to discover? Take advantage of our fantastic long-stay rates and enjoy the vibrant energy and warm hospitality of Livingstone a little while longer. 🏝️✨

For more insider tips and information about Livingstone, drop us an email on res@backpackzambia.com or WhatsApp us on +260978571100. Don’t miss out on extraordinary adventures, unforgettable encounters, and moments that will leave you craving for more!

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