Set 11km away from Victoria Falls, the relaxed town of Livingstone has taken on the role of a backpacking mecca. It attracts travellers not only to experience the falls, but to tackle the thrilling adventure scene. The town is not much to look at, but it is a safe, lively place with some fantastic restaurants. Those looking for a more scenic and luxurious experience can treat themselves to the natural setting along the Zambezi River at any number of plush lodges with river and wildlife views.
The town centres itself around one main road, Mosi-oa-Tunya Rd, 11km from the entrance to the falls. Several establishments are set right on the Zambezi River, but most of the action is set a bit back from the waterfront.