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Mapopoma festival grips Victoria Falls

Mapopoma festival grips Victoria Falls

Mapopoma festival grips Victoria Falls

Story by Tichaona Kurewa

THE 5th edition of the Mapopoma Festival is set to ignite the Victoria Falls tourism scene from the 29th to the 31st of December, with preparations for the fiesta on course.

From the pulsating music to the captivating cultural experiences, this festival promises an unforgettable end to 2023 and a vibrant kick-off for the New Year.

Event organiser, Mr Patrick Musonza said, “This year’s Mapopoma is bigger and better than ever! We’ve got an incredible line-up of talent, from seasoned superstars to fresh faces on the scene. We’re also celebrating our fifth anniversary with additional side events like the boat party and Campville, an on-site camping village offering unique experiences.”

The festival allows everyone to thrive.

“Mapopoma is not just about revelry; it’s about showcasing Zimbabwe’s vibrant identity to the world. We are celebrating the country’s diverse heritage, fostering cultural exchange and appreciation. The festival also shines a light on local talent, providing a platform for artists and entrepreneurs to connect with a wider audience,” he added.

The impact of Mapopoma extends far beyond the festival grounds.

Tourism experts believe it is a shot in the arm for Victoria Falls’ tourism industry, drawing in visitors from Zimbabwe and beyond during the festive season, with hotels and lodges reporting high occupancy rates, restaurants gearing up for increased foot traffic and local businesses buzzing with anticipation.