David Livingstone’s Statue at Victoria falls

Statue of David Livingstone. Lee Berger

Livingstones' statue on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. In recent times, the statue of David Livingstone has survived two attempts to have it removed.

Photo: Prof. Lee Berger


First in 2001 by veterans of the Zimbabwe war of independence who regarded him as a painful reminder of a colonial past, and second by the Zambian government which, in 2003, wanted the statue moved to Zambia and erected on the other side of the river to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the explorer’s first sighting of the Falls.

Resistance to the removals from the local community has ensured that Livingstone’s statue remains where it was first erected, gazing sternly out towards Devil’s Cataract.

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Other Points of Interest

Boiling Pot and Palm Grove
Danger Point
Devils Cataract
Eastern Cataract
Knifes Edge
Livingstone Island
Livingstones Statue
Main Falls
Smaller Falls
Victoria Falls Bridge

Brett Hilton-Barber and Lee R. Berger. Copyright © 2010 Prime Origins.