The Livingstone Motorbike Festival is a unique motorcycling event set around the Zambezi with a program for both off-road and on-road crews. Festival-goers will enjoy great food, music and mass ride-outs in one of the world’s most unique settings. Be a part of a community of like-minded bikers for an unforgettable weekend - all ages/skills welcome.
SPORTS BIKES & CRUISERS - the adventure is in the journey AND the destination on 20 & 21 June 2020 at The Smoke that Thunders!


The Inaugural Livingstone Motorbike Festival

The Livingstone Motorbike Festival 2018 was a great success. It was one of the largest gatherings of off road motorcycles that Zambia has seen in a long time with riders coming from Zimbabwe and South Africa to compete. All those that attended commented on what a great weekend it was.

We succeeded in raising the funds necessary to fund the sports equipment that we puchased for 4 of the more vulnerable schools along our route. The sport equipment has been distributed to the designated schools. Each school received sport equipment to the value of $500. The total donation made to the four schools is $2,000.

The track safety marshals who were recruited from the various communities have been remunerated. Thanks in part to these volunteers, there were no injuries to riders or spectators.

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The motorbike festival takes place at the Waterfront, and races in an around Livingstone. See the map for exact information.

Motorbike T.I.P

For all foreign motorbikes we can simplify the entry procedures through border posts. Please send us the details of the motorbike and bike ownership. GMSA will issue a letter that can be produced at the border for entry purposes. Email us for more info.


Participants can take advantage of FREE CAMPING at The Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia over the weekend. Contact The Waterfront for all accommodation options and reservations. For a full list of accommodation in Livingstone, please visit the LTA website


Visas are required for most passports. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border in United States Dollars cash – please confirm with your embassy whether it is advisable for you to apply for a visa before departure – you can also consult or why not check out the new UNIVISA, the KAZA visa allowing tourists to buy one visa and travel freely between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please note that information posted can change without notice.


The local currency is Zambian Kwacha. There are numerous banks, ATMS and bureau de change located in the Livingstone town centre where you can get some kwacha. USD and Cards are accepted at the hostel but you will need Kwacha for taxis and shops. Travelers' cheques are not accepted anymore. For up to date exchange rates visit


Livingstone is in a Malaria area. However the amount of cases has dramatically decreased in the last few years. The hospitals here are able to treat you should you need it. The best precaution obviously is not to be bitten – wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts in the early morning and evening and wear insect repellent. Please consult your health care professional regarding prophylactics for malaria in advance of travel.