To celebrate the anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone sighting, mapping and naming of Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855, we are organising a Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari. Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the largest waterfall in the world, over a mile wide (1.7km) and 360 feet high (108m). On the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is one of the most breath-taking and spectacular sights in Africa. Every minute millions of litres of raging white water of the Zambezi River pours over the edge and plummets into the deep gorge below.
To stand before this thundering panoramic view of a massive wall of water amidst the smoke that thunders, in the midst of a splendid nature reserve, is an awe-inspiring, never to be forgotten, experience. In the course of my missionary work over the last 30 years, I have frequently had the privilege of visiting Victoria Falls and it always greatly impresses and inspires me.
2013 is the Livingstone Bicentennial. Throughout Africa, and in many other parts of the world, special events have been arranged to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. Frontline Fellowship has hosted a series of special events at Livingstone House, our Missionary Headquarters in Cape Town. We have also launched the www.livingstone200.org website and Dr. David Livingstone Facebook page, I am working on The Life and Legacy of David Livingstone book and we are engaged in filming a documentary In the Footsteps of Dr. David Livingstone.
The Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari, 13 - 18 November will be the most visually spectacular venue, and the most historically significant time, to celebrate the life and legacy of pioneer Missionary explorer Dr. David Livingstone, the best friend Africa ever had.
An Experience of a Lifetime
If you have always wanted to visit Africa, this would be a unique opportunity to enjoy a tremendous holiday on the banks of one of the greatest rivers in Africa, within sight of the mighty smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls. This hotel is in the middle of a nature reserve, surrounded by wild animals. Our travel consultant has negotiated major discounts through block bookings with the Royal Livingstone Hotel on the Zambezi River, overlooking Victoria Falls. This is a 5 star hotel with every imaginable facility at the premier location, closest to Victoria Falls.
In the Footsteps of David Livingstone
I will personally lead the Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari, which will include a cruise on the Zambezi River, a tour of Victoria Falls, a guided tour of the Livingstone Museum and special commemoration services, including on the banks of the Zambezi, on the anniversary of David Livingstone sighting and naming of Victoria Falls, 16 November.
A Unique Opportunity
Space is very limited for this major missionary milestone and historic event. If you are interested in joining in this Livingstone Safari (13 - 18 November), please contact our travel agent (Rhynhardt Naurattel, Email: Rhynhardt@gilt-edge.com, Tel: +27-21-713-0296). More details are available on our www.livingstone200.org website. See Dr. David Livingstone Facebook page for more pictures and updates on some of the magnificent wildlife and sights you are likely to see on this Safari.
Activities for the Adventurous
Each morning, after breakfast, on the banks of the Zambezi River, I will lead the tour group, to some special sites: Victoria Falls, the Livingstone Museum, etc. Each afternoon is free for participants to select from a number of electives their chosen activity: whether a never-to-be-forgotten elephant ride through a nature reserve, bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge, or simply enjoying the swimming pool and facilities of the luxury hotel.
Those who want to can take a boat ride to Livingstone Island from where David Livingstone first crawled to the edge and viewed this incredible sight and let down a weighted rope to measure the height of the Falls, 16 November 1855. There is a water pool on Livingstone Island in which the adventurous can swim right up to the lip of the Falls!
A Great Holiday Venue on the Mighty Zambezi River
Needless to say there are more than enough things to see, do, and experience in the five days of this Livingstone Safari. The Royal Livingstone Hotel consists of a series of 17 colonial style buildings with deep verandas set amidst indigenous trees and plants offering an uninterrupted view of the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls.
The first afternoon the participants will enjoy a sun downer cruise to enjoy the sights and sounds of the animals on the banks of the Zambezi River. Each evening the tour group will enjoy supper together over looking the Zambezi River, followed by evening PowerPoint presentations on the three great African expeditions of David Livingstone, his family, upbringing, life and legacy, and that of his convert, Henry Morton Stanley.
Opportunities for Ministry
For those ministers, missionaries and Evangelists who may be joining the Livingstone Safari, we will be arranging numerous preaching opportunities in local churches of Livingstone on Sunday, 17 November. Zambia is officially a Christian country and one of several central African states who are grateful for the life and legacy of Dr. David Livingstone, the first man to proclaim the Gospel in their region.
Book Now to Secure Your Place
If you are interested in the Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari, space is very limited and in order to secure the 25% discount negotiated by our travel agent, early booking is essential.
Several Frontline Fellowship Mission teams will be taking part in the Victoria Falls Livingstone Safari. Thousands of Bibles, New Testaments, Gospel booklets, Discipleship books and audio visual materials are being pre-positioned for distribution to churches in Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of the Livingstone 200 celebrations.
If You Have the Time Perhaps You Can Add on an Excursion
Those who may want to stay on in Africa after the 13 – 18 November, Safari, can book excursions to Kruger National Park in South Africa, or Chobe Game Reserve in neighbouring Botswana through our travel consultant.
Those who would like to offer their services for Missionary work in the field with one of our teams afterwards, can apply through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Africa Overland Mission
Please continue to pray for our Mission team in Zambia at this time and for our other Mission team involved in a 7 month, 11 country, Africa Overland Mission. They plan to meet up with us at Victoria Falls for this Safari after their trans-Africa Mission.
Yours for the fulfilment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
2013 is Livingstone 200