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Check out the listings below to see if anything interesting is happening while you are visiting Victoria Falls. These are mostly local events for the local community, but visitors are always welcome, so come along and meet some of the interesting folk who live in Victoria Falls...

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Past Victoria Falls Events

Saturday 21st December, 2019 |  From 9am to 2pm   |  No cover charge   |  The Waterfront, Livingstone


Bring the kids on the morning of Saturday 21 December to see SANTA who will be arriving at 11AM SHARP!

Venue - The Victoria Falls Waterfront, Livingstone

Kids Fun - Jumpy Castle, Colouring Competition, Face-Painting and more!

Adults Fun - DOUBLE HAPPY HOUR (woop!) and Buy 2, Get 1 Free Pizzas.

Please bring a clearly marked gift for your child and drop at The Waterfront Reception BEFORE 10:30 AM. Gift value - please do not exceed K 100.00 in gift value. Please feel free to wrap an extra gift for a child less privileged this Christmas!

No need to pre-book

5 Nations Boxing Tournament
Sunday 21st December, 2019 |  From 6pm  |  The Kingdom Hotel, Victoria Falls  |   Tickets from US$10 per person

The Victoria Falls Boxing Academy in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Boxing Federation, bring you this 5 nation friendly tournament, featuring Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

The tournament will be held in The Great Enclosure at the Kingdom Hotel. Expect epic fights, glamour, VIP area, DJ, lucky draw prizes and lots more surprises!

Tickets are available at Liquorama, Bata House

From Monday 23rd December, 2019 |  No cover charge  |  The Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls

Make your Victoria Falls Christmas extra special this year with a fabulous brunch and/or dinner at The Palm Restaurant - one of the finest in town.

Christmas Brunch
DATES: 25th December and 1st January
TIME: 10:30am to 12:00pm
USD $25.00pp

Christmas Dinner
DATES: 23rd, 24th, 25th, 31st December
Indulge in the à la carte dinner menu or choose from a selection of festive Christmas options.
Set menu price TBA.
Reservations required.

Prices shown in USD. For reservations, please contact: +263 832 844 737/8/9 or email fnb@ilalalodge.co.zw.

The New Years Eve JAM with DJ Claudous Hunt
Tuesday 31st December, 2019 |  From 5pm   |  75 Kwacha (approx US$5) per person  |  The Waterfront, Livingstone

The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge will be hosting a smashing New Years Eve party to ring in the new year.

Funkmaster DJ Claudous Hunt will be on the decks at Livingstone's wildest spot - The Waterfront! Get ready to bust a move, make some shapes and squeak some takkie!

No need to pre-book

From Saturday 30th November, 2019 |  8pm till late  |  No cover charge  |  Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge, Victoria Falls

Friday 15th November, 2019 |  From 8pm  |  The River Brewing Co
 |  No cover charge

From Friday 18th October, 2019 |  From 8pm  |  No cover charge  |  The River Brewing Co, Elephant's Walk Mall, Victoria Falls

Friday 8th November, 2019 |  From 5pm   |  US$ 75 per person  |  From Barclays Bank car park between Ilala Lodge and the Post Office, Victoria Falls


Join a fun event for a VERY GOOD CAUSE! The annual fundraiser begins in the middle of town and takes guests to SECRET LOCATIONS around town. Just bring your cash for the bar.

Limited tickets available.

For more information and bookings, contact Bernadette at +263 777 892 937

26th to 28th October, 2019  |  Livingstone, Zambia

Zambezi Whitewater Festival 2019. World class rafting competition, Victoria Falls

Open to all, this festival is a celebration of the magical River we call home!

From the 26th to the 28th of October 2019, Safari-Par-Excellence is hosting the THIRD “Zambezi White Water Festival”. Rafting Teams of six compete for the “Zambezi Champion” title in two days of class 5 white water mayhem and fun in the sun - Big water, timed events, live music, delicious food and amazing views!

• Arrival day is for registration, kits, dinner and festivities.
• Day 2 is practice day where participants familiarise themselves with the Zambezi River and their team mates, plus some live music and festivities
• Competition Day! The race takes place from Rapid #1 – #25 and the format includes a ‘Test of the Best’, Zambezi Le Mans sprint and a slalom race with a fun ‘Surf & Turf’ competition for the best surf on the iconic Rapid 18, Oblivion. On Saturday evening we will screen the days events, have the prize-giving ceremony followed by THE MOTHER OF ALL PARTIES!

The event takes place over two days and our accommodation packages include three nights’ accommodation and access to all the events around the river festival.

packages are available. Contact Safari Par on productions@safpar.com.

Get involved and celebrate the Zambezi!

Sunday 22nd September, 2019 |  From 7am  |  K260 registration fee  |  Falls Park Shopping Centre, Livingstone

This will be the first-ever epic ride held in Livingstone. This is truly going to be EPIC. The ride will be hosted by Thorn Tree House starting at Falls Park Mall towards Batoka Gorge and finishing at Thorn Tree House. All the routes have been mapped out to give you and your bike a good test. We expect you to see a lot of what Livingstone is known for along the way. You are expected to see lots of villages and their good people, experience tremendous gorge passes, dense forest filled with indigenous tree, steep hills for a bit of a challenge, some harmless herbivores (don’t worry, we have it covered) and much more. The ride will be a mountain bike style race with 75km, 25km and 10km distances. We highly recommend the 10km for a fun ride with family!

Livingstone Mountain Bike Challenge

Saturday 21st September, 2019 |  From 8am  |  K20 Adults K5 Kids  |  Acacia School, Livingstone

Zambia and Zimbabwe will play an unofficial invitational match at the Acacia International School. The teams will be composed of current A team players and rising stars. Before the main game, there will be a series of tag rugby, touch rugby and 7s played by students from the local schools around Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

History: In 1949, a team composed of players from both sides of the Zambezi, beat the New Zealand All Blacks in a series. The Rhodesian team won the first match 10-8, and drew the second game 3-3, hence winning the series 1-0. On a historical basis therefore, a joint side of present-day Zambia and Zimbabwe remains the only non-test side in the world to win a game and a series against the All Blacks.

Saturday 21st September, 2019 |  From 8am to 11am  |  K250 (approx. US$20) participation fee  |  United Air Charter, Livingstone

Run or walk while you enjoy the natural beauty of Livingstone! The run is suitable for the whole family where you can accomplish your personal goals; whether you are running for a cause or simply keeping active. This isn’t about Olympic level athletes charging about in record times, it’s about mums with prams, dads with toddlers, groups running together, tourist groups, fancy dress and a fantastic fun mix. Are you getting a picture of something a little bit different? There really is something for everyone at The Livingstone Sports Festival Trail run!

There are awesome prizes to be won!

Livingstone Trail Run

Saturday 14th September, 2019 |  From 8pm to 10pm  |  Free entry  |  The River Brewing Co, Victoria Falls

Saturday 14th September, 2019 |  From 8am to 4pm  |  K100 for ticket  |  Zambezi Boat Club, Livingstone

The town of Livingstone was founded in 1905, together with the Zambezi Boat Club and the first regatta. In 1910, Livingstone hosted the World Professional Sculling Championships between World Champion from New Zealand and the British champion.

The first modern Zambezi International Regatta took place in 2004, followed by 2005, 2007 and 2010. These regattas were all attended by Oxford and Cambridge alumni, and leading South African Universities, men and women, from Rhodes, University of Johannesburg and Cape Town, and once in 2007 by Brown University, USA.

2019 will see the fifth event take place, as the show piece of a week of sporting celebration to mark the Southern Province Investment EXPO.

Friday 13th September, 2019 |  From 8pm to 10pm  |  Free entry  |  The River Brewing Co, Victoria Falls

Friday 13th September, 2019 |  From 9:30am  |  US$30 for river cruise  |  Livingstone Town, Zambezi River and Victoria Falls Waterfront

Litunga Visit to Livingstone, Zambia in 2019

09h45 – 14h00 (board at 09h30) to witness the The Royal Visit to Livingstone! For the third time in history, His Majesty, the Litunga will be in Livingstone! The Litunga will grace the 5th International Zambezi Regatta, which will be held on Saturday 14th Sept. The Barotse Royal Establishment will come down the Zambezi with their boats for a flotilla on Friday morning.

Only USD 30.00 per person incl River Fees - BRING YOUR OWN snacks and drinks onboard

Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the Kupuwana ceremony!


DJ Claudous on decks back at The Victoria Falls Waterfront from 5pm til late. Happy Hour 17h30 – 18h30. It's going to be epic! Miss it, miss out

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 |  From 6pm  |  US$100 per team (max 10 pax)  |  Victoria Falls Primary School

Join the fun residents of Victoria Falls in the annual Wine and Wisdom night at the Victoria Falls Primary School (Farm School), with your team (maximum of 10 pax for each team).

Your team will get two bottles of wine and a snack platter in the price.

There will be a full bar and cheese platters on sale.

Along with the fun quiz, there will also be prizes for the Best Dressed Team.

There are limited spaces available. Payment required at registration. Entries close on June 14th 2019
Contact sectretary@vicfallsprimary.co.zw

Saturday 1st June, 2019 |  10am  |  Kaazmein Lodge, Livingstone
 |  K50 for adults K30 for children below the age of 12 (approx US$5 and US$3 respectively)

Livingstone Colour Festival 2019 near Victoria Falls in Zambia

This will be yet another fun filled family event with lots of entertainment for all ages, come through and share in music, dance, culture, art & many more. Remember to bring out those white outfits because this year we are once again adding some colour to our tourist capital Livingstone. With great entertainment from the best Local and International DJ's not forgetting Music performances from amazing Livingstone and Country wide talents.

We got the best dancers in town doing their sophisticated entertaining dance moves and many more performing acts. For the kids we have a play area designed to perfection from Jumping Castles, Quad Bikes, Trampolines, Water Slides, Water Guns, Monkey Bars and many more fun filled activities to keep the young ones busy. Our great selection of music by the talented DJ's will keep you on your feet and definitely make you feel young again.

Alcohol/Drinks and Food will be sold on site. NOTE: Alcohol will only be sold to persons over the age of 18 and No Food & Drinks From Outside will be allowed into the premises.

Remember the Colour powder paint is harmless, environment friendly and very non toxic and it washes off from cloths, skin and hair easily. We recommend you wear cloths that you can dispose of or keep as a memory after the festival. However we recommend that persons with asthma are dissuaded from attending the festival.

For more details Contact: Victor Vergil Masamu Mwanza on +260 972 456 581, or M Vibe Sniper on +260 975 951 419.
For sponsorships call any of the above numbers or email: victormwanza@hotmail.com or mvibemedia@yahoo.com

Saturday 25th May, 2019 |  4pm til late  |  The Riverside Venue, Victoria Falls

The Riverfront Venue along the Zambezi River, near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Save the Date: Africa Day 2019! Zambezi Dreaming will be a family-friendly festival of music and fun with picnic hampers, live music and delicious food and drink starting in the afternoon and stretching into the evening. Visit the Facebook Page for more details - Zambezi Dreaming

Saturday 25th May, 2019  |  Start Kingdom Hotel, End Rest Camp

The inaugural Vic Falls Mini-Marathon for a good cause, in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Friday 24th May, 2019 |  From 8pm  |  Free entry  |  The River Brewing Co, Victoria Falls

Flying Bantu back in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from their Canada tour

Bring on AFRICA DAY, next Saturday 25th May, back from Canada is Flying Bantu so come on down and share the love, and the ale!

Saturday 4th May, 2019 |  From 7am  |  K200 (about US$20) per entry  |  United Air Charter, Livingstone

Baobab Trail Run in Livingstone, Zambia

The Baobab Trail Run is back and it promises to be even bigger and better. Taking place around pristine secure fenced in African bush bordering the Mosi-ao-Tunya National park in Livingstone.

The Baobab trail offers distances for all types of runners, whether you're new to running, a walker, casual runner, or a seasoned runner looking for a great trail run!

3.5kms, 7kms, 10kms or a kid's fun run? - A mild marathon in the wilderness (could be a warm-up for the big one across the bridge). It's fun either way!

It will be awesome for the kids - what a great way to get fit together! Face painting, lucky draw, food, cash bar, farmers market and great prizes for the winners in the form of activities or accommodation.

Entries close on April 20th 2019 - To register, email baobabtrailrun@gmail.com

'Egg-cellent' Easter Special!
Sunday 21at April, 2019 |  From 1pm  |  The Palm, Ilala Lodge

The annual Easter Brunch at Ilala Lodge's The Palm Restaurant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Bring the whole family and celebrate Easter Sunday at the new Ilala Lodge Hotel pool. We have some 'egg-cellent' Easter Specials on the menu! ✨

Treat the kids to a delicious waffle and milkshake for just US$9.00 per child. Or try the famous Ilala Burger, paired with a beer, cider or soft drink of your choice for just US$18.00 per person.

Have a fun-filled Sunday with the entire family!

For bookings, email fnb@ilalalodge.co.zw or call +263 (0) 83 2844737/8/9

Saturday 20th April, 2019 |  9:30am  |  Jungle Junction, Victoria Falls Hotel

The 2019 Easter egg hunt at the histori Victoria Falls Hotel - Zimbabwe

Celebrate Easter with the family at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel. There's lots in store for the kids to have a fun-filled day.

Have a fun-filled Sunday with the entire family!

Friday 12th April, 2019  | 7pm  |  Alliance Francaise Annexe De Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road, Victoria Falls  |  Free Entry  |  With English Subtitles

Enjoy a French Film under the stars hosted by Alliance Francaise.

French film in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The next movie under the stars "JALOUSE" will be held on Friday 4th of April at the Alliance Francaise Annexe de Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road at 7pm. It is a French film - comedy with an age restriction of 14.

The movie is free and has English subtitles. Bring your chairs and snacks!

Storyline: A divorced teacher suddenly becomes jealous of everyone, including her daughter, friends and neighbours...

For more information, e-mail annexvicfalls.bulawayo@afzim.org or phone on +263 774 850 049 (Whatsapp)

Friday 8th March, 2019 |  8pm to 11pm  |  River Brewing Co

Flying Bantu are back at The River Brewing Co for a live show to celebrate the launch of their long-awaited album 'Ceasefire'. Dance to their music which is produced by Victoria Falls locals and celebrate their very first album.

Flying Bantu Ale - a new 'red' ale that was crafted by Lionel, Riley and the team behind the scenes at the Brewery will be flowing cold through the taps.

So joins others for an extra special event as Flying Bantu take you through the journey of how the album came to be where it is at now.

We cant wait to celebrate with you guys! Friday 8th of March is the date! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 22nd December 2018  |  6pm to 10pm  |  The Lookout Cafe

Please note that the Lookout Cafe will be closed until further notice. For more information about this, click here.

The view of the gorges from The Lookout Cafe - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe For a wonderful view accompanied with good food and a relaxed atmosphere, experience dinner and drinks under the moonlight at The Lookout Cafe.

Full Moon Dinner Dates for 2018
24 October
23 November
22 December

2019 Dates
21 January - Partial lunar eclipse + Super Full moon
19 February - Super full moon
21 March
19 April
18 May
17 June
16 July - Partial lunar eclipse
15 August
14 September
13 October
12 November
12 December

"The Lookout Cafe is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, overhanging a giant chasm of the Batoka Gorge, just downriver of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge, which forms part of it’s spectacular backdrop. Wild Horizons looks forward to welcoming you to this completely new and uniquely positioned dining experience!" - Wild Horizons

Wi-Fi: Free \ Cuisine: A’la Carte menu \ Free Shuttle transfers: Please call +263 213-2842013 to arrange.

Friday 14th December, 2018  | 7pm  |  Alliance Francaise Annexe De Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road, Victoria Falls  |  Free Entry  |  With English Subtitles

Enjoy a French Film under the stars hosted by Alliance Francaise.

French film in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The next movie under the stars "COMME LES GARCONS" will be held on Friday 7 December at the Alliance Francaise Annexe de Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road at 7pm. It is for general audiences, but in some countries it has been discouraged for children under 14 years old.

Its a drama fiction for all ages and is FREE! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night out with them.

The story of the first all-female soccer team in France, which started as a provocation but became a revolution

For more information, e-mail annexvicfalls.bulawayo@afzim.org or phone on +263 774 850 049 (Whatsapp)

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