seychellesLast year when Zimbabwe sent a team of artists called the Hwamananda Dance group to the Seychelles Islands to compete in the Carnival event the group won the competition which was held on the streets of that country’s capital city Victoria.

Zimbabwe is involved on a grander scale this year having been asked to co-organise the Indian Ocean Island’s Carnival in 2013.

This year’s event kicked off yesterday and the Zimbabwean team on the ground believe it will give them a lot of experience that will help in making Zimbabwe’s own inaugural “Zimbabwe carnival” a success later this year as well as learn more about hosting international events in the run up to the UNWTO scheduled for Victoria Falls and Livingstone in August 2013.

Hwamanda Dance Group was voted the best in the Indian Ocean island’s last carnival, are co-organising this year’s Carnival International de Victoria along with the host nation and Reunion.