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Shading his eyes against the African sun, Scottish traveler David Livingstone, stepped into the clearing at the edge of Batoka Gorge, and became the first European to behold the mighty, Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the Smoke that Thunders.’ He named the magnificent sight, ‘Victoria Falls’ in honour of Queen Victoria.

The town of Livingstone, on the Zambian side of the falls, still carries his name. Due to the international reputation of Victoria Falls, the small town is a tourist hub. Visitors come from around the globe to marvel at the world’s largest waterfall, casting more water off its precipitous ledge than any other location on earth. They walk Victoria Falls bridge over Batoka Gorge or even bungee jump off its edge. Others take a riverboat cruise down the Zambezi or a rafting trip down white water rapids.

The popularity of Victoria Falls, means that there are many employment opportunities for locals from Livingstone in the tourism sector. However, many international visitors speak English, while the local language of the region is Tonga. Local employers are often looking for local staff that can speak English fluently.

GVI Volunteer Programs In Livingstone

Volunteers in Livingstone, Zambia can assist with teaching English to local students. They can also support local girls with increasing their employment opportunities through education. In addition, there are also opportunities for volunteers interested in the pubic healthcare sector. These volunteers in Livingstone, Zambia, can support the local community with increasing awareness of preventing transferable and non-transferable diseases and women’s health topics such as family planning, maternal, and menstrual health.

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