Pemba To Zambia: Unmissable Thrills This Christmas
VENTURES AFRICA – Whether or not you have kept last year’s New Year’s resolution, the year is once again coming to an end. As John Ciardi once quoted, “The day will happen, whether or not you get up”. Whether or not you are prepared for it, Christmas is just around the corner with festivities befitting this season. It’s time to look back, reflect on failures and successes of the last 365 days and get ready for a fresh, new start; New Year’s resolutions will not last you long. From the pristine shores of the East African Coast to the bewitching beauty of world’s oldest desert Namib, and Kalahari Highway, Jovago.com, Africa’s leading Online Hotel Booking Site lists down the most exciting Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties to attend.
Zimbabwe: Victoria falls carnival
“Nothing beats having a party within a strolling distance of a UNESCO World Heritage Site” Blogger/reveler, Vic Falls 2013
Lauded by CNN as one of the top African Music Festivals, The Jameson Vics Carnival no doubt lives up to the title. Founded in 2012, Vic Falls Carnival lived up and beyond its predecessor-reaching heights beyond its spectacular setting. This three day New-Years party is set on the backdrop of the thundering white smoke of Victoria Falls and the national heritage park.
The carnival kicks off on December 29th with a memorable steam train safari ride, deep into the African bush where revelers will be treated to an electrifying five hour party with South Africa’s finest DJs. Day two marks a festival of colors by the falls, while day three, that is the last day of the year, will host a “party amid the smoke that thunders” with big names such as Oliver Mtukudzi to keep party goers on their toes. On top of terrific parties in different venues, social initiatives and fun activities, the infectious sound of catchy, electro pop and Zimbo will be presented by such legends such like Pluto, Raphael, Beateberg, and Winky D and the legend South African Superstars Goldfish Live.
The fairy in Zanzibar
Globally renowned for its euphoric full moon parties, its unfortunate we shall have to wait until the end of 2015 to have a full moon party on Christmas. Not to worry though, Zanzibar promises end of year festivities with memories to carry you through till then! The natural beauty of this coastal archipelago off the Indian Ocean is purely splendid. You can chose to have a grand celebration on the coral ridge of Chumbe Island colonized by regal open fires and barbecues to create a family friendly atmosphere. If you are looking to dance till you drop, join the disc men in the old town for a groove of the year. Still, lovers longing for intimacy may consider moving further from the madding crowds and jolly families to create their own moments on the less crowded beaches. You might also want to consider marking the end in edgy style by snorkeling, joining a fishing expedition, exploring the Marine Park, or making a trip to the Pemba Oil Distilleries.