The small town of Livingstone lies close to the famous Victoria Falls, making it the perfect base for the exploration of this natural wonder. It was once the capital of Northern Rhodesia before that title was passed onto Lusaka in 1935. Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, the town still retains its original charm and rustic merits. Its proximity to the allure of the Zambezi River as well as the hugely popular Victoria Falls, make it a favored attraction for tourists. It is fast becoming the adventure capital of Southern Africa with a massive variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Some of these spectacular outdoor activities that attract tourists to the town of Livingstone include: white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, bungee jumping, boat cruises, walks with lions, elephant back safaris and quad bike riding.