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Celebrate 10 Years of the Vic Falls Carnival This April

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Africa’s most exhilarating music and adventure festival, The Vic Falls Carnival, returns in 2022 after a 2-year hiatus, from 29 April to 1 May, at one of the Seven Wonders of the World for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! From adrenalin-pumping adventure activities, an incredible landmark setting and a music-loving crowd, all mixed with local and international music-fans celebrating an artist lineup that showcases the best talent from around the African continent.

Following the major success of the last 9 years, the Vic Falls Carnival has once again created the best way to spend three days over a long weekend at Victoria Falls! Travel, adventure and of course, African music, all in one renowned setting, Africa’s majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘the smoke that thunders’. PLUS the 1st of May is a public holiday in Zimbabwe! Vic Falls Carnival is Africa’s celebration of its diverse culture, food and arts, and as such deserves its own stand alone date. They have chosen a long weekend that offers festival-goers more competitive packages, a wider selection of artists from around the continent, and great weather that allows you to see the Victoria Falls in all its glory after the Summer rains!

The Vic Falls Carnival has always taken place over the New Year Period, cementing it as one of Africa’s top NYE events – in 2022, the organisers have looked to reformat the event and its venue – from 2022 the Carnival’s home venue will be at the signature Elephant Hills Resort for the full festival period. The Carnival’s Festival Director, Craig Bright, explains the move to a new venue, ‘We have decided to move the venue to Elephant Hills Hotel as it’s more suited to a music festival of our size. We have unfortunately outgrown the school venue – and the fact that we can use the hotel as a base for all our artists & crew, and for beds for our festival fans keeps everything in one place. There is also more space to accommodate the festival, and the venue is on the beautiful Zambezi River with incredible views. It is also close to the sunset cruise boats, and other incredible activities on offer in Vic Falls. We see more room for growth at this venue and it’s a great way to start our new journey after the long break due to the pandemic, and celebrate our 10th year.’, says Craig Bright, Festival Director.

As an iconic destination festival, the Vic Falls Carnival has an array of incredible transport options for Southern Africa with packages best suited for a festival-goer’s region and pocket – and recently announced all ports into Zimbabwe have been opened! With a variety of VVIP, VIP, standard & budget travel options, there’s a package for everyone – four star hotel options, self-drive glamping or cross-country Overlanders to the carnival and budget camping – we’ve got the travel package option for you.

For those wanting more of the high-life VIP experience at the Carnival, live it up with one of the luxury travel package options – for the VIP’s:
  • 3 Day Festival Pass
  • Access to VIP viewing deck with private VIP bar and toilet facilities
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Elephant Hills, including breakfast.
  • Transfers (within Vic Falls ONLY)
  • Sunset Cruise (includes snacks & drinks)
  • Private day pool party at Elephant Hills on Saturday 30th April
  • Kunye Party at The Lookout Cafe on Sunday 01 May, featuring Shimza, Sun-El Musician and many more.

 $595 per person sharing or $795 single occupancy

And for the VVIP’s:
  • 3 Day Festival Pass
  • Access to VIP viewing deck with private VIP bar and toilet facilities
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Elephant Hills, including breakfast.
  • Transfers (within Vic Falls ONLY)
  • Sunset Cruise (includes snacks & drinks)
  • Private day pool party at Elephant Hills on Saturday 30th April
  • Kunye Party at The Lookout Cafe on Sunday 01 May, featuring Shimza, Sun-El Musician and many more.
  • A private sunset cruise on the Zambezi Explorer on Friday 29 April, with a live music collaboration from DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small and Sha Sha. This includes Dinner, snacks and all drinks.

$595 per person sharing or $795 single occupancy

In celebration of the opening of all ports into Zimbabwe, the Kingdom Hotel travel package special:

3 Day Festival Pass

3 Nights accommodation at the Kingdom Hotel at Victoria Falls

US$395 per person sharing

Full travel package options available here: https://vicfallscarnival.com/packages/

The excitement doesn’t stop at the festival grounds – spend your days white water rafting, bungee jumping, or sip on a cocktail whilst you watch the vulture feeding and watering hole action at Safari Lodge. All festival goers receive 10% off all adventure packages when booked with your festival ticket!

PLUS WIN AN UNFORGETTABLE VIC FALLS CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME WORTH 20K US DOLLARS!

ALL funds raised through this exclusive competition will go to our partners at Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust towards conservation in the Vic Falls region which directly uplifts local communities through employment and education. We are incredibly excited to work with this well known NPO and to make a big impact through our Carnival’s network of fans and friends.

TO ENTER:

All you need to do to win this prize is Donate 2 US dollars or more here: https://itickets.co.za/events/459588.html

This incredible all inclusive prize includes:
  • Kenya Airways return flights from selected international destinations.
  • A total of six nights stay in Victoria Falls – Three nights at Elephant Hills Resort + Three nights at   Old Drift Lodge Victoria Falls
  • Vic Falls Carnival VVIP experience which includes access to the VIP deck as well as Backstage passes to meet your favourite artists.
  • Sunset Cruise experience with a live music collaboration by DJ Maphorisa, Kabza de Small and Sha Sha.
  • All drinks and meals for the entire stay.
  • All adventure activities of your choice through Wild Horizons
  • All transfers
  • High Tea at the famous The Victoria Falls Hotel

*Prize valid for 1 year if you cannot attend #VFC2022 for any reason. Competition Ends Monday 11 April.

Winner announced Wed 13 April. Full prize details here: https://itickets.co.za/events/459588.html

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