|Vic Falls night life dead|
|Saturday, 26 May 2012 21:01|
Prince Mushawevato recently in Victoria Falls
From beaches to bars, there is something for everyone to enjoy beneath the light of the Barbadian moon. Sadly the same cannot be said of one of the country’s most popular
attractions, Victoria Falls.
Naturally, tourists are 24-hour creatures, roaring lions by day and active bats by night. When done with safari activities, boat cruises, flight tours as well as wining and dining, what is left is to paint the night red.
Association (ATA) congress, delegates who attended the event were not amused and expressed dissatisfaction after being starved of entertainment during the dark hours.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ATA congress, ZTA chief executive Mr Karikoga Kaseke said promoters had to up their game in the resort town to complete the country’s destinations.
“It is an open secret that about 50 percent of our tourists are against the kind of leisure that we offer. Against this background, we are working to improve the leisure area, particularly after hours, so that tourists enjoy both sides of the day (night and day). These visitors need something to talk about when they return home. I have discovered through my interaction with them that we are depriving them of nightlife,” he said.
The ZTA boss said notes would be taken from other countries that are favourites of international visitors.
The tourism boss said soon the country’s nightlife would be competing with the best in the region.
This reporter duly noted that there was a vacuum in terms of club competition. Contest exists only between two clubs — the Hunters and the Wildthing — while third joint Invuvu is rather low profile.
Hunters is excellent if you want to last the night and enjoy good music while the Wildthing, though exquisite, is quite unpopular with locals due to high admission fees.
It was the musician’s scintillating voice and instruments on his songs Tozeza Baba and Mbombera that almost got elephants, buffaloes and lions on the dance floor.