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 favoured 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. Livingstone accommodation include luxurious hotels, sophisticated riverside lodgs and villas, and the more economic bed and breakfasts, guest houses, , camping and backpackers. Some of the accommodation in Livingstone is located within the town while there are quite a few options on the banks of the upper Zambezi River as well as close to Victoria Falls and on the edges of the Batoka Gorge, on the Zambian side.