About Us

Hi, I'm Karien Kermer. After 20 years of travelling the world as an international tour guide I settled in Livingstone in 1997. Since then I have been managing Wild Side Tours, established in 1992, in the centre of Livingstone in Zambia. From the very beginning we have introduced many people to Livingstone, many of them coming back for more because their stay is always too short. Besides Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River, there are so many interesting places to visit and activities to participate in in fascinating Livingstone.

I am fortunate to be assisted by Judith Chongo who has worked in the tourism industry here for a number of years. She loves her job and enjoys meeting people from other parts of the world. Judith is a great asset to the team.

Between us we speak Nyanja, German, English and Dutch.

Zambians, particularly in Livingstone, are friendly, peace-loving and always smiling and welcoming. It is safe and there is lots of tradition and culture to explore. Livingstone offers a wide range of accommodation, from world class luxury hotels within a whiff from the Falls, to affordable guesthouses, b&b’s and back packer lodges.

Livingstone is an ideal base to plan outings to no less than four countries during your stay! Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet at a short distance from Livingstone. Victoria Falls is a mere few minutes away over the historical Victoria Falls Bridge, whilst Chobe in Botswana – with its great abundance of game, is less than an hour away.

Over the years, we have tried to not just show our guests the unique sights of Livingstone, but also to introduce them to the local communities and give them an insight into the life, history and the rich culture and traditions of this part of the world.

As more unique Victoria Falls hotels and Livingstone hotels come on board as our local suppliers, we look forward to putting the most wonderful tours and Victoria Falls packages together for you, to suit your taste and your purse. 

We love our country, we are excited to show it off, and we truly believe that there has never been a more exciting time for Victoria Falls travel.

We promise it will be an unforgettable stay. And you will be back for more!