Following on from the success of its first year in 2012, the much-anticipated annual Vic Falls Carnival returns in 2013 – bigger, louder and more fun.

Victoria Falls eventsBilled as the largest cultural infusion of Southern African talent, the Vic Falls Carnival will be a three-day festival of music, performance, dance, adventure and fun that will hail in the New Year at the beautiful world-famous Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Carnival will host an impressive line-up of musicians and artists hailing from Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia. Confirmed artists already include Zimbabwe’s Mokoomba ( and DJ Francis. More artists are being announced and a full line-up will be released soon.

In addition to the Music Carnival centerpiece, visitors to this year’s festival can participate in a packed programme of activities, including the Steam Train Party Express, eco-friendly initiatives such as tree planting and recycling community projects, and the biggest choice of activities and adrenaline sports at the world’s best adventure destination.

“We are building on the success of last year and expect to welcome thousands of music and adventure lovers from all over the world to party under the smoke that thunders,” says Sean Young, Festival Director of the Vic Falls Carnival.

“What makes the Vic Falls Carnival so special is that it brings together people who take adventurous journeys from all over Southern Africa and the world to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime celebration – and our aim is to grow the Vic Falls Carnival into the ‘biggest New Year’s party in Africa’”, says Sean.

Tickets have already gone on sale and range from single-day entry to VIP two-day passes. Enthusiasts are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird 2-day Pass Special price of only US$40 through This offer is limited so get them before they sell out.


Travel packages

Getting there is half the fun and there are several options for South African travellers, one notable option is the Carnival Overlander package that has just been launched, with two options available.


6 Nights, 7 Days

Tour 1: 27 December 2013 – 02 January 2014

Tour 2: 28 December 2013 – 03 January 2014

Price: R4250-00


Packages include:

Return overland truck trip with Nomad Adventure Tours from Johannesburg to Vic Falls for the Vic Falls Carnival 2013. Six nights tented accommodation – 2 nights Botswana, 4 nights Vic Falls. Tents provided based on twin sharing.

Three-day Vic Falls Carnival pass for 29-31 December 2013 includes the Steam Train Party Express & two days at the Vic Falls Music Carnival, 4x breakfasts in Vic Falls and 2x dinners in Botswana.


Community Carnival – leaving a green footprint

A defining characteristic of the Carnival is it eco-friendliness. Started last year, the Community Carnival will again run various environmental and recycling initiatives this year alongside the main Carnival itself. Supported by the Victoria Falls Green Fund, green activities will include the planting of hundreds of trees at designated sites in the Victoria Falls area, including a school, clinic and community area. Other projects include recycling beer cans from the festival in the shape of one of Africa’s Big 5, and youth involvement initiatives.

For more on the information Community Carnival and the Victoria Falls Green Fund:


Ticket prices

Single day entry: US$45

Two-day pass: US$55

Three-day pass: (29-31 Dec, limited to 400): US$80

VIP single day pass: US$70

VIP two-day pass (30-31 Dec, limited to 500 in VIP area): US$100



The organisers are working hard to finalise an impressive programme for this year’s Carnival, and more information will be released as it becomes available. Visit the below links to stay up-to-date on the Vic Falls Carnival – undoubtedly the coolest place to be this New Year’s!


Facebook page: VicFallsCarnival

Twitter: vicfallscarnival

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By: 5VictoriaFalls24

Date: 12 June 2013