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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Livingstone’s Descendants And Zambia Safari

British Airways (BA) has donated four return air tickets to the Livingstone Events Organisation (LEO) to enable two of Dr Livingstone's descendants to travel to Zambia for Zambia safari in November 2005. Dr Livingstone discovered the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, on November 16, 1855. Now, that’s 150 years ago!

And LEO chief executive officer Frederick Mwendapole has disclosed that most of the heritage places in Livingstone have been rehabilitated and renovated for the Visit Zambia 2005 campaign. Already other activities such as the centennial celebrations of the Victoria Falls Bridge and Livingstone city have taken place. These were the April activities.

Mwendapole said British Airways had agreed to sponsor Dr Livingstone's descendants, with their spouses from UK to Zambia to enable them participate in the centenary celebrations. According to the Livingstone Centenary Celebrations 2005, the 150 years anniversary of Dr Livingstone sighting of the Victoria Falls celebrations would be held on 15th and 16th November in Livingstone.

LEO has managed to locate two of Dr Livingstone's great grand children Dr David Livingstone Wilson and Dierdre Nyasa Rolf Livingstone. Dr Livingstone's descendants and their spouses would be in the country for five days and Tongabezi Lodge had offered to host them. They have the honour to sample Zambia safari.

LEO is organising monthly events as a build up to the November celebrations. The Zambia Safari Carnival Celebration “Train” is on the move…

"If the events are successful then they will be held annually. For instance the Livingstone golf club will celebrate a centenary in 2008. And 2010 is a centenary for the first air link from Livingstone to Johannesburg. There will also be the World Cup…” and tourists may enjoy Zambian tourism before the start of the world’s most popular game in South Africa…or perhaps visit after the games in order to wind down.


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