Justifiably known as the tourist capital of the country, Livingstone was named after the famous explorer who believed to have been the first European to see spectacular Victoria Falls. They are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world and a must for any first time visitor to Zambia. There is far more to do at Victoria Falls than to marvel at the fall themselves; upstream where the Zambezi is calm and placid, sundowner cruises and gentle canoe trips along the game rich banks are the order of the day. But once the river has taken its plunge, there is quite a different experience to be had. For those with the courage, the rapids immediately downstream offer some of the most exciting white water rafting anywhere in the world.