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What is on in Victoria Falls

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...

Here's what is on in Victoria Falls

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 teammates, 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

Get involved and celebrate the Zambezi!

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Past Victoria Falls Events

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 or phone on +263 774 850 049 (Whatsapp)

Friday 9th November, 2018 |  8pm to 10pm  |  River Brewing Co, Adam Stander Road, Victoria Falls

Flying Bantu of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Take a break this Friday and join locals for a night a good music from Afro-fusion band - Flying Bantu.

A Victoria Falls favourite, Flying Bantu perform their very own original compositions and each and every song will have you bobbing your head at the very least!

Original craft beer, delicious cocktails, awesome wine, and lots more to make your night a memorable one.

Sunday 28th October, 2018 |  10am to 12pm  |  The Palm Restaurant @ Ilala Lodge
 |  US$ 22 per adult, US$12 per child

Brunch at The Palm, Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge host a month-end brunch with their full continental buffet and hot breakfast collection, plus:
• Breakfast Burritos
• Spinach, bacon and egg salad
• A trio of egg cups with a spicy tomato salsa and a choice of the following fillings: Slow roast peppers and mushrooms; Pastrami and Cheddar; Salmon Chive and Spinach
As well as Cappuccinos, Bloody Mary’s and Berry Mimosas

For more information and bookings, email or call +263 213 2844737/9.

Friday 19th October, 2018  |  Secret Bush Location, starts at Barclays Car Park  |  US$70 per person

Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit fundraiser

The Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit will host their second popup event at various secret locations around Victoria Falls town!

This year, the event has a colourful theme and includes a street food festival.

Cash bar will be available.

Come and support Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit in this fun and exciting fundraiser.

For bookings, email

Saturday 8th September, 2018 |  7pm til late  |  Elephant Hills Hotel  |  From US$ 35 per person  

Join PJ as she hosts an intimate, personal, close-up cocktail evening, telling the story of her amazing life – her incredible ups and downs - through her music and song in the Kalundu Room at Elephant Hills Hotel on Saturday 8th September at 7.30pm.

P J Powers live in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

PJ Powers is the Global Patron of The Miss Albinism Zimbabwe Trust (MAZT), and all proceeds from this event will be going to this worthy cause, in support of People With Albinism (PWA), and the many who are stigmatised and de-humanised by this condition. You can read more about MAZT here:

The stage will be opened by local band Flying Bantu, who will kick off the show at 7.30pm sharp.

Tickets include light snacks, and there will be a cash bar.

Ticket prices are as follows: Gold Seating: $65 Silver Seating: $55 Bronze Seating: $45 General Admission: $35

TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Whatsapp Carrie on +263 77 347 3457 to place your ticket orders. Please allow some time for a response, and please indicate what ticket type and quantity you would like to purchase. As this is an intimate cocktail event, seats are limited. Ticket sales are by EcoCash only and are to be ordered beforehand on Whatsapp with Carrie in order to confirm availability, and she will then furnish you with the EcoCash details in order to purchase the tickets.

Join us for what promises to be an incredible evening of live music with PJ Powers, it's all for an awesome cause! See you there!

Saturday 1St September, 2018 |  6:45pm  |  US$ 5 per person  |  In-da-Belly Restaurant, Victoria Falls Rest Camp

Proud Mary movie under the stars in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

In-da-Belly will be hosting monthly movie nights on the first weekend of every month, and this month on the 1st of Sept movie showing is the thrilling and action packed Proud Mary (PG-13).

Movie starts at 6.45pm sharp so come on down a little early to grab a good spot in front of the big screen, bring along a blanket and make yourself at home.

Entry is $5 per person which includes a bacon 'n' egg roll, hotdog or burger.

Saturday 1st September, 2018 |  12pm to 2:30pm  |  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Vulture Awareness Day in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This Saturday from 12 noon until 2.30pm, Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust are collaborating with Africa Albida Tourism's Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to hold an event for International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), and you are all invited!!

- Lunch at Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant ($1 from your meal cost is donated to VFWT's vulture conservation work)
- Vulture Culture Experience
- Presentation by Roger Parry on vulture conservation
- Kids vulture activity centre (Bring the whole family!)
- Meet ‘Judge’ our vulture Ambassador!

What is IVAD?? Held on the first Saturday of September every year, IVAD aims to create awareness about vultures, garner support among the public about the plight of vultures globally and highlight the work done by conservationists to protect these birds and their habitats. Find out more about IVAD here:

We hope to SEE YOU ALL THERE for some vulture fun!

Friday 10th August, 2018 |  6pm til late  |  Shoestrings Backpackers, West Road  |  US$ 3 per person

Kweseka, Flying Bantu live at Shoestring Backpackers Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Friday 29th June, 2018 |  9pm til late  |  River Brewing Co

Djembe Monks play at the River Brewing Co in Victoria Falls in June 2018. Victoria Falls entertainment, Zimbabwe

The awesomely talented Djembe Monks will be live at the River Brewing Co this Friday 29th June, performing their unique Tribal House music.

So take a break from the usual Victoria Falls scene for an inspiring night out with locals at the brewery. Enjoy original craft beer, delicious cocktails, awesome wine, and lots more to make your night a memorable one.

Wednesday 20th June, 2018 |  6pm  |  Victoria Falls Farm School  |  US$ 10 per person

Annual Wine and Wisdom quiz night in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

With cocktails and endless fun for the children, this is the perfect way to spend your Easter Holiday!

To book tables, contact Jaclyn by emailing or calling (+263) (0213) 2842022

Friday 15th June, 2018 |  9pm til late  |  River Brewing Co

Flying Bantu of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Take a break this Friday and join locals for a night a good music from Afro-fusion band - Flying Bantu.

A Victoria Falls favourite, Flying Bantu perform their very own original compositions and each and every song will have you bobbing your head at the very least!

Original craft beer, delicious cocktails, awesome wine, and lots more to make your night a memorable one.

Saturday 26th May, 2018 |  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 May 1st 2018 - To make your booking, email or contact Ella on +260 (0)97 787 3863

Friday 25th May, 2018 |  1pm (Live music from 4pm)  |  Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall
 |  US$ 3 per person

Africa Day celebrations with music, food and drinks - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This Africa Day will be a special one in Victoria Falls, with a local musical combination of traditional, afro-fusion, musical comedy, popping beats and indie rock, plus local creative arts and crafts, great food and drinks! What is Africa Day without a bit of fun?!...

Hosted at Elephant's Walk Mall, this musical festival and night market is accessible for only US $3.Get shopping from 1pm and the music begins at 4pm.

Arts and Crafts stalls are available for $10 and bookings are essential.

For more information and to book your stall, email

Sunday 1st April, 2018 |  9:30am to 12:30pm  |  The Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge  |  US$22 per adult, US$11 per child

Sunday brunch at The Palm, Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Palm's Annual Easter Brunch will be on Sunday 1st of April (no, this is for real, not an April's Fools joke).

In addition to their breakfast buffet, they will be serving freshly baked hot cross buns and a variety of Easter eggs.

Easter Specials on the Menu:
• Hot-Cross-French Toast with Bacon & Maple Syrup
• Cheesecake filled Chocolate Eggs with fruit salad, cream or ice-cream

With cocktails and endless fun for the children, this is the perfect way to spend your Easter Holiday!

Make your reservation by emailing or calling (+263) (0213) 2844737/9

Sunday 1st April, 2018 |  10am  |  Zambezi House, Park Way Drive
 |  US$ 20 per adult, US$10 per child

Easter Brunch at Zambezi House in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Zambezi House will be hosting a fun filled Easter brunch and Fun Day - a great afternoon and evening for the whole family!

The buffet Brunch will be served at 10am. At 11am, the Easter Egg Hunt begins - a classic kids favourite. There will also be other stuff for the kids to get into - jumping castle, face painting, roll-your-own-pizza for the kids, an live entertainment.

The late night session with DJ Fasto starts at 9pm.

For more information call +263 213 284 1130. Visit for their menus and location

Saturday 31st march, 2018 |  7pm  |  Zambezi House, Park Way Drive
 |  US$ 5 cover charge

Jam Session at Zambezi House in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

This Easter weekend, Zambezi House will be hosting two of Victoria Falls' buzzing musical groups - Evicted and Flying Bantu!

Evicted are a Zimbabwean band that blend local genres with rock and pop, giving out an unforgettable sound and in the local languages too!

Flying Bantu are a Vic Falls raised band with an afro-fusion sound, a concoction of traditional Zimbabwean music and jazz, rock, reggae and funk.

The cover charge is $5 per person, and the party begins at 7pm.

For more information call +263 213 284 1130 or email

Saturday 17th March, 2018 |  5pm to 9:30pm  |  The Lookout Cafe, Victoria Falls

The Lookout Cafe on the edge of the Batoka gorge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Join us at The Lookout Cafe to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and enjoy drinks and live music!

20% discount on all drinks during Happy Hour - 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Time: 5:00 to 9:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm - Á la Carte (The menu will feature special “Irish” dishes)

To reserve a table: Email:, or

Saturday 10th March, 2018  | 8pm  |  Elephant Hills Hotel, Park Way Drive, Victoria Falls  |  US$10 in advance, US$15 at the door

Tuku live in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A legend in Zimbabwe across the globe, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi is a name to be reckoned with. Multi-award winning artist will be in Victoria Falls for an unforgettable show at the Elephant Hills Hotel from 8pm.

Advance tickets will be sold at the hotel for $10, but you can also get one on the evening of the show for $15.

For more information, phone on +263 213 2844793 - 9
or +263 867 700 4956

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 |  Zambezi Explorer Waterfront
 |  US$ 35 per person

The Zambezi Waterfront valetines Dinner in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Zambezi Explorer Waterfront is a beautiful quiet venue right by the Zambezi River's banks, with 110m of river frontage, perfectly manicured lawns and large marquee tent, perfect for events and this year's Valentine's Day Dinner.

For US$35 per person, enjoy a quiet romantic evening listening to the Zambezi waters, then a three course dinner with some live entertainment.

For more information and bookings, email or call +263 213 28 44453.

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 |  The Ra-Ikane
 |  US$ 45 per person

Ra Ikane cruise on the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Start your Valentine's celebrations with a lunch cruise on the Zambezi River. Spend a couple of hours on this luxurious boat and enjoy a scrumptious lunch while taking in the scenery, listening to the Zambezi River and checking out the wildlife.

At the Jetty, a spectacular 3-course dinner will be served by candlelight.

For more information and bookings, visit or call +263 213 2844737/9.

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 |  The Palm Restaurant @ Ilala Lodge
 |  US$ 36 per person

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Romance is on the menu this Valentine's evening with a 3-course dinner and welcome Mimosa Cocktail. Treat your loved one to a bottle of Pierre Jordan Belle Rose and take home a free 375ml bottle of the Brut.

For more information and bookings, email or call +263 213 2844737/9.

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