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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...

Here's what is on in Victoria Falls

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

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

Sunday 25th March, 2018 |  10am to 1pm  |  The Palm Restaurant @ Ilala Lodge
 |  US$ 20 per adult, US$12 per child

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge host a month-end brunch with their full 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.

Saturday, 31st March 2018  |  6pm to 10pm  |  The Lookout Cafe

The view of the gorges from The Lookout Cafe - Victoria Falls, ZimbabweFor 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
2 January
31 January - Blue Moon
2 March
31 March - Blue Moon
30 April
29 May
28 June
27 July - Total Lunar Eclipse
26 August
25 September
24 October
23 November
22 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.

Saturday 26th May, 2018 |  From 7am  |  K200 (about US$20) per entry  |  United Air Charter, Livingstone

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

25th to 27th October, 2018  |  Livingstone, Zambia

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

From the 25th to the 27th of October 2018, Safari-Par-Excellence is hosting the SECOND “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.

Zambezi White Water Festival Entry-USD 1320 per team of 6pax
• EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT $999 for first FOUR teams to book and PAY. Must pay by 30 June 2018 to qualify.
• 2017 teams can also register for VIP price of $999 to encourage repeat teams. Must pay by 31st August 2018 to qualify.
• FREE CAMPING and other discounted accommodation options are available for all participants at The Waterfront, Livingstone, Zambia.

Includes: Cruise on registration day; Access to Festival events; Registration pack; Raft days’ lunch and supper

Other packages are available. Contact Saf Par on

Get involved and celebrate the Zambezi!

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Past Victoria Falls Events

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

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

Friday 9th March, 2018  | 7pm  |  Alliance Francaise Annexe De Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road, Victoria Falls  |  Free Entry

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

The next movie under the stars "L'AMOUR EST UN CRIME PARFAIT" Love is a perfect crime) will be held on Friday 9 February at the Alliance Française Annexe de Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road at 7:00pm.

Its an Action Adventure Comedy for all ages and is FREE!

Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night out with them.

SYNOPSIS: In 1787, Nicolas Phillibert wants to marry a rich American heiress, but he is still wed to Charlotte in France. He returns there to divorce Charlotte, but when he sees other men romancing her, his interest rekindles.

For more information, e-mail or phone on +263 774 850 049 (Whatsapp)

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

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

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

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.

Saturday 23rd December 2017 to Wednesday 3rd January 2018  | 7pm  |  Zambezi River, Victoria Falls  |  US$40 per person

A Sunset Cruise with Sun-Kissed Vibes Along the Mighty Zambezi River, featuring, Jason Le Roux Yaron, Bhana & DJ Victor Bravo

The $40.00 per person includes a $20.00 drinks ticket

Tickets will be on sale from 1 December, at Three Monkeys, Victoria Falls or online at

From Saturday, 30th December 2017  | 6:30pm til late  | The 3 Monkeys, Victoria Falls

For something a little more private during the Carnival, 3 Monkeys has a party for you on the 30th of December.

Then swing on by on the 31st from 6:30pm for a New Year's Eve party featuring Yaron, welcome drinks and shooters, and loads of canapés.

After all the partying, start the year with one more! The Hidden Culture crew will be out in force with, Jason Le Roux, Vee Mukarati Music (Live Saxophone), Bhana & special guest Yaron (Cape Town) to sooth those NYE demons & ease you into 2018!

From Thursday 28th December 2017  | 3pm til late  |  In-Da-Belly, Rest Camp, Park Way Drive, Victoria Falls  |  US$5 per person


In Da Belly will also be hosting a variety of events in the coming days.


Sunday 31st December 2017  | 6pm til late  |  Victoria Falls Waterfront, Livingstone  |  US$30

If you are on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, and you won't be making it to the Victoria Falls Carnival, make your way to the Waterfront for a smashing New Year's bash with DJ Claudous Hunt. How long can you last?

Sunday 24th to  Monday 1st January, 2018  |  The Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge

The Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge will be hosting a festive Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner and New Year’s Eve Dinner. Mouth-watering Christmas and New Year menu includes gourmet pork terrine, turkey with all the trimmings and a decadent whiskey Christmas pudding!

24 December 2017 - Christmas Eve Dinner Menu @ $38 per person
Pork Terrine or Cauliflower & Chestnut Soup
Roast Turkey with all the trimmings
Traditional Christmas Pudding with Whiskey Cream
(Vegetarian & Kids Menu available)

25 December 2017 - Christmas Day Brunch @ $23 per adult and $12 for children
Have an especially relaxed Christmas and avoid the kitchen this year by having a festive brunch at The Palm. Their full breakfast buffet and hot breakfast choices will be available in addition to a couple of jolly extras:
Honey glazed gammon
Turkey with sausage, sage and onion stuffing
AND delicious homemade traditional mince pies!
As well as cappuccinos, unlimited Eggnog, and our hugely popular berry mimosas!

31st of December - New Years Eve Dinner
The Palm's beloved classic dinner menu with some festive extras to see in the New Year.

1st of January - New Years Brunch
From 9 am until midday, a delicious and wide breakfast buffet selection with breakfast burritos and egg cup trios and of course some fabulous Bloody Mary's and Bucks Fizz. Then the Late Riser Burger and Beer Special which starts from midday to 4 pm. Guests can enjoy handmade loaded burgers with a beer, glass of wine or soft drink included in the price.

For more information, email or phone +263 (0)213 2844737/8/9

Friday 15th December, 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (Daily)  |  From 12pm  |  Ilala Lodge  |  US$12 per person

Gin and tonic days at Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Sip in a New Year with the best Craft Gin boards available on sale at the Pool Bar at Ilala lodge for $12 throughout this Festive Period.

The Gin Board is characterised by 4 types of Gins with fantastic exotic flavours:
• Musgrave Pink Gin garnished with grapefruit
• The classic Bombay Gin garnished with lemon
• Inveroche Gin Classic (South African Crafted Gin) garnished with strawberries
• Inveroche Verdant (South African Crafted Gin) garnished with cucumber.

All the above gins will come with pink or clear tonic water.

Come and enjoy the gins and usher in a new year at Ilala Lodge!

On New Year's Day, enjoy a delicious brunch  |  From 9am to 12pm  |   $20 per adult, $12 per child
A full breakfast buffet and hot breakfast choices will be available in addition to:
- 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
- Cappuccino, Bloody Mary’s and Buck’s Fizz.

Sunday 24th December, 2017  |  Bushtracks Express Steam Train & Jafuta Siding  |  US$180 per person  |  17h15 check-in

Experience a magical night aboard the Bushtracks Express (Zimbabwe), for a unique Christmas Eve experience. The Bushtracks Express is a luxurious steam train encapsulated in the air of romance and the beauty of a bygone era, harmoniously paired wit modern comfort and cuisine. Bushtracks Africa, in partnership with the Victoria Falls Hotel, will make your Christmas one to remember this festive season.

Enjoy the exquisite sights of the iconic waterfall from the train and disembark onto the bridge for sundowners. Once back aboard the train you will be ushered to the train's magnificent dining carriage as it chugs into the Jafuta Conservancy. You will then be treated to a five course gourmet Christmas Eve dinner. Please see the menu below provided by Victoria Falls Hotel.

All visitors are welcome but reservations are essential. An early booking will ensure you experience your ideal Christmas Eve excursion.

For bookings, contact us

Friday 22nd December 2017  | 6pm  |  Zambezi River, Victoria Falls  |  Free Entry!

Head out to the riverside on Unity Day for some awesome jams from the inspiring Djembe Monks and groovy Victoria Falls locals - Flying Bantu.


Zambezi House hosts a night of good music, accompanied by good food and drinks. There will be local beer bucket specials, pizza specials, and cocktail specials to add to your delight.

Entrance is FREE!!!

For more information, call +263 213 284 1130

4:15pm to 7pm  |  The Lookout Cafe, Victoria Falls 

The view of the gorges from The Lookout Cafe - Victoria Falls, ZimbabweExpress yourself on canvas while the sun sets and the full moon rises over the breathtaking Zambezi gorges.

Painting on the Edge is hosted by Art of Africa at the Lookout Cafe, perched right on the edge of the gorges, 120m above the Zambezi River!

Dates for 2017
6 August
5 September
4 October
3 November
2 December

Sunset, moonrise, wine and creativity await! Book an easel to unleash your artistic side, guided by a personal tutor, taking home your own masterpiece. Fun to do alone, or in pairs - limited spaces available. The art material and an hour long session with a private tutor is included.

For prices and to make your booking, email

Saturday 11th November, 2017  | 6:45pm  |  Rainbow Hotel, Victoria Falls  |  US$2 per person

Nitrus Outdoor Cinema will be showing the next movie at Rainbow Hotel - a cosy night under the African sky.

Join other movie lovers and bring the kids in to watch the animated comedy adventure - The Emoji Movie. The movie will begin screening at 6:45PM.

On sale will be popcorn, candy floss, burgers and hot dogs, ice cream and more!


9th to 11th November, 2017  |  Livingstone, Zambia

Get ready for the best event on the adventure sports calendar in Livingstone this year!

From the 9th to the 11th of November 2017, Safari-Par-Excellence is hosting the inaugural “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.

The Zambezi white water rafting is arguably the world’s best one-day white water rafting section. A grade 5 pool drop river that is absolutely off the wall cranking in November, when the river is at it’s lowest point.

Teams of 6 each compete in three main events, with a bonus carnage session. The three main events are:
1) A Timed downriver race between Rapid #1 “Against the Wall” and rapid #4 “Morning Glory”.
2) A Le Mans-style sprint between rapids #5 “Stairway to Heaven” and #6 “the Devil’s toilet bowl”
3) A timed slalom event with attainment areas, between rapids 12a, b and c “The three ugly sisters” and rapid 13 “The Mother”.
Finishing off the day with a best surf/carnage spectacular in rapid #18 “Oblivion”. There are some spectacular prizes and heaps happening around the race days on and off the river.

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.

• Thursday the 09th of November registration opens 10 am Victoria Falls Waterfront
• Friday the 10th of November is Team practice/strategy day rapids 1-25
• Saturday the 11th of November is Race Day Rapids 1-25 and prize giving at the "MOTHER OF ALL PARTIES"
• Sunday the 12th of November is departure day

Zambezi White Water Festival Entry-USD 380pp
Includes: Cruise on registration day; Access to Festival events; Registration pack; Raft days’ lunch and supper

Other packages are available. Contact Saf Par on

Get involved and celebrate the Zambezi!

Saturday 7th October, 2017  |  Secret Bush Location  |  US$60 per person

The Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit host an evening of culinary delight with a popup dinner at several fantastic Victoria Falls locations!

On arrival, you will be welcomed with a cocktail before a 5-course dinner where each course is prepared and served by the head chef at
Course 1 - Ilala Lodge
Course 2 - Zambezi Explorer
Course 3 - Wild Horizons
Course 4 - Masuwe Lodge
Course 5 - Bayete Lodge

Each course will be paired with wines! Cash bar thereafter

For bookings, email

Saturday 30th September, 2017  | 6pm til 9pm  |  Alliance Francaise Annexe De Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road, Victoria Falls  |  Free entry!

The Alliance Francaise Annexe de Victoria Falls will be hosting a social event filled with live music, spoken word, wine and treat!

Entry is free, so gather for a few hours of fun and art at 518 Reynard Road.d.

For more information, phone +263 774 490 100

Wednesday 27th September to Sunday 1st October, 2017  |  The Three Monkeys Restaurant, Victoria Falls | FREE ENTRY

For 5 nights, Carl Joshua Ncube will be cracking ribs at The Three Monkeys Vic Falls from September 27th until October 1st, in the Vic Falls edition of Carl Joshua Ncube's Pop Up Comedy Club.

The Wednesday and Thursday night shows start at 6pm, and the Friday to Sunday shows start at 9:30pm.m.

Reserve your table at The Three Monkeys to get a good seat.

Email or phone +263 213 2847326

Check out the Three Monkeys Facebook page for more information.


Saturday 23rd September, 2017 |  From 8pm  |  The Three Monkeys Restaurant, Victoria Falls | FREE ENTRY

The boys are off for a 2 month tour in Cape Town, so come down to The 3 Monkeys for a send-off show. Who says goodbyes can't be fun??? Plus, they have a little surprise for you if you are attending this one.

Flying Bantu are an Afro-Fusion act right from underneath the magical spray of the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Their unique fusion of rock, reggae, funk and jazz along with a traditional African signature makes for an indulgent and meaningful listening experience.

Friday 14th July, 2017  | 6:30pm til late  |  Alliance Francaise Annexe De Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road, Victoria Falls  |  US$10 per person

The Alliance Francaise Annexe de Victoria Falls will be hosting an event known as BASTILLE DAY (on the occasion of the celebration of the French national day).

Come and celebrate this event with us on Friday 14 July 2017 at Alliance Francaise Annexe de Victoria Falls, 518 Reynard Road. The event is $10 per person advance tickets are going for $5 and can be found at the Alliance Francaise Annexe from Tuesday 11 July 2017.

Also enjoy the live performance by the band Ecstasy with family and friends.

Enjoy Beef Bourguignon and a glass of red wine to keep you warm.

Tickets are limited so book yours soonest!

For more information, you may send an e-mail on or phone on +263 774 850 049 (Whatsapp)

Saturday 8th July, 2017  | 8am  |  The Lookout Cafe  |  US$10 minimum donation per person

The secret is out... The oh so groovy thing that is happening at 8am on July the 8th in Victoria Falls, at The Lookout Cafe… is Zimbabwe's first Secret Sunrise and we're dancing for a good cause... #ShareTheJoy.

This is the Nomadic version of the celebrated and very popular Cape Town birthed Secret Sunrise.....

he dance is full of a wonderful variety of music and great fun for all ages.

Note: as there are limited tickets - we encourage you to book immediately by completing this online form - and donating...

Ticket sales are officially donation driven - the suggested minimum donation is U$10 - and the proceeds go to GreenPop

Sunday 25th June, 2017  |  From 8:30am   |  Zambezi Explorer Jetty  |  Free Entry!

Come together for the third annual global celebration of yoga in Victoria Falls. All residents and visitors are warmly invited to take part in a fun, informative and practical introduction to yoga, at an event hosted by the Embassy if India (Harare), Art of Living and Brahma Kumaris, along with the Vic Falls yoga community.

Join people all over the world and from all walks of life, to learn a simple sequence of movement and breath, on the beautiful banks of the Zambezi, and experience a taste of the well-being that yoga delivers. Newcomers are most welcome. Tea and fruit refreshments to be served after, kindly sponsored by Seventh Heaven Foods.s.

There will be free transport to and from the event, with a bus leaving from Kingdom Hotel and from Sprayview hotel at 8am (kindly sponsored by Love of Africa).

Please bring an exercise mat if you have one, or a towel or blanket in case there aren't enough extras.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring your good vibes.

Wednesday 21st June, 2017  |  From 6pm   |  Victoria Falls Primary School  | Free Entry!

The annual quiz night at Victoria Falls Primary School will be on June 21st this year. Join other teams battle it out in an entertaining fundraiser!

Each team will receive a plate of snacks plus 2 bottles of wine (to make things interesting)

There will also be a cash bar, soups and rolls on sale - winter is here so stay warm.

Dressing is important - there will be a prize for the Best Dressed Team!

To book your team name and members, contact Cathrina by the 19th of June, 1pm.

Sunday 18th June, 2017  | Music from 5pm  |  Three Monkeys, Victoria Falls

Join locals and other marathon runners for a party at Three Monkeys Restaurant, Victoria Falls.

It is promising to be fun night with great music with local talent Flying Bantu and the legendary DJ Francis on the decks!

Sunday 18th June, 2017  |  From 12pm to 4pm  |  The Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge

Spoil the dads this Father's day with a scrumptious meal at the fabulous Palm Restaurant

For more information, email or phone 44737/8/9

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