Livingstone BicentennialFrom : Livingstone2013.com

 

We are delighted to announce that the David Livingstone Bicentenary and Livingstone 2013 initiative has been officially launched in Livingstone, Zambia

Visit our new website www.livingstone2013.com to find out all there is to know about Livingstone 2013…. What’s On, Where to Stay, What to do and how to join in.

Come and participate in our celebrations on the banks of the Zambezi River in Livingstone, Zambia, 2013. We are hosting a series of arts, cultural and sporting events between 19 March (Livingstone’s birthday) through to 16 November, (the date Dr Livingstone first viewed the Falls back in 1855).

The Official Launch was held in the quadrangle of the Livingstone Museum, Livingstone, Zambia – a fitting place to hold the inaugural event to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the renowed Victorian explorer, missionary and doctor, who was born on 19 March 1813. Invited guests included representatives of government, private and public sectors, and the tourism industry.

We are enormously grateful to the Directors of Safari Par Excellence and The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa for their very generous sponsorship of our Official Launch and for their enthusiasm and support for the Initiative.
We are also grateful to WildSide Tours for their support and to Nashuatec for printing the Media Packs for the Launch.

The initiative is organising a medical exchange between Livingstone Hospital and Scotland and it is also supporting the Anglican Street Children’s Project Zambia and already a leading independent British girls school has announced that it will bring a group of senior pupils out to Zambia to build a school in stages for the project up in Chama, near where Livingstone died.

Livingstone’s Legacy…
Celebrating David Livingstone’s commitment to exploration, medicine, education and eradication of slavery – still an active campaign 200 years later. We wish to reflect what is happening in Africa today through:

Education
Medicine
Anti-slavery
Science
Mapping
Geography

Events & Festivals :
Theatre, street theatre, traditional dancing, pop concerts, soccer, seven-a-side rugby, Golf tournament, cycling, trail marathon, motorcrosse enduro fun event, 4WD rally, multi-day river events on the Zambezi, fishing tournament and cricket, plus a photographic/art competition of The Victoria Falls and exhibition, to name just some of what’s happening in 2013.