Celebrating the Diversity of Livingstone

The David Livingstone Bicentenary
It's official...

Official Launch of the David Livingstone

We are delighted to announce that the David Livingstone Bicentenary and Livingstone 2013 initiative has been officially launched in Livingstone, Zambia

Visit our new website www.livingstone2013.com to find out all there is to know about Livingstone 2013.... What's OnWhere to StayWhat to do and how to join in.

Come and participate in our celebrations on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone, Zambia, 2013. We are hosting a series of arts, cultural and sporting events between 19 March (Livingstone's birthday) through to 16 November, (the date Dr Livingstone first viewed the Falls back in 1855).
The Official Launch was held in the quadrangle of the Livingstone Museum, Livingstone, Zambia – a fitting place to hold the inaugural event to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the renowed Victorian explorer, missionary and doctor, who was born on 19 March 1813. Invited guests included representatives of government, private and public sectors, and the tourism industry.

We are enormously grateful to the Directors of Safari Par Excellence and The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa for their very generous sponsorship of our Official Launch and for their enthusiasm and support for the Initiative.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa logo

Safari Par Excellence logo

We are also grateful to WildSide Tours for their support and to Nashuatec for printing the Media Packs for the Launch. Read more

The initiative is organising a medical exchange between Livingstone Hospital and Scotland and it is also supporting the Anglican Street Children's Project Zambia and already a leading independent British girls school has announced that it will bring a group of senior pupils out to Zambia to build a school in stages for the project up in Chama, near where Livingstone died.

Ambassador Peter Kasanda, Permanent Secretary, Foreign Affairs & Tourism, representing Hon Given Lubinda (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs & Tourism speaking at the Official Launch.

James Thornton,
H.E. The British Ambassador to Zambia,
speaking at the event.

The Zambian National Dance Troupe
welcoming invited guests.

Experience the region’s striking natural beauty, spectacular fauna and flora, and breathtaking African sunsets over the Zambezi. Float leisurely along the river, sip traditional African sundowners, and listen to the fish eagles soaring overhead and the chattering vervet monkeys playing in the trees. Visit www.livingstone2013.com

Livingstone's Legacy...

Celebrating David Livingstone's commitment to exploration, medicine, education and eradication of slavery – still an active campaign 200 years later. We wish to reflect what is happening in Africa today through:
  • Education
  • Medicine 
  • Anti-slavery
  • Science
  • Mapping
  • Geography
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Events & Festivals
Theatre, street theatre, traditional dancing, pop concerts, soccer, seven-a-side rugby, Golf tournament, cycling, trail marathon, motorcrosse enduro fun event, 4WD rally, multi-day river events on the Zambezi, fishing tournament and cricket, plus a photographic/art competition of The Victoria Falls and exhibition, to name just some of what's happening in 2013. 

Canoe safaris, elephant rides, kayaking, rhino walks and loads more activities are available in and around Livingstone, so there is plenty for everyone - old or young.

Sponsorship Programme

We welcome sponsors and partners in this initiative. Click here for further information, please contact marketing@livingstone2013.com

We are most grateful to British Airways for supporting this initiative.
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