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New Years with Nature

By Ilala Lodge on October 19, 2011


The Falls Fest is a fairly new attraction for a New Year’s celebration and involves celebrating  new year at the breath-taking Victoria Falls, which is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Over 100m high, this waterfall is a sight to be seen. Being part of a Vic Falls New Year is without a doubt an experience of a life time.

With many well-known musicians taking part in this unforgettable night it is clear to see why an evening filled with good music, beautiful scenery and great company is so popular for people not just from Africa but from all around the world. The 2011 Falls Festival line up with see acts such as LocnVille, who will be headlining the event, Crash Car Burn, The First Descent and Evicted…Looks like the Vic Falls New Year 2011 is going to be an incredible night.

The Victoria Falls Fest takes place over two days and there various accommodation options available. If hotels are what you are after then the Rainbow Hotel is worth looking at. It is situated 1.5 km from Victoria Falls and has a pool and a bar. The Kingdom Hotel is less than 1 km from Victoria Falls and even has a casino. The 4-star Zambezi Hotel is a bit further from Victoria Falls and is situated on the banks of the breath-taking Zambezi River.

If you prefer the self-catering option then the Zambezi National Park is perfect. It is 6 km from the Victoria Fall’s entrance and is also situated right on the Zambezi River giving you the opportunity to view a large variety of birdlife and wildlife. The Victoria Falls Rest Camp is 1 km from the falls and chalets sleep between two and 6 people. It has a pool, lovely gardens as well as a restaurant.

For those of you that like ‘roughing it’ you can check out the camping and backpackers options. The Shoestring Backpackers Lodge is a very central location only 1 km from the falls. It also hosts many musicians and a party is almost always guaranteed. The best place to camp at is also at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp.

With some great accommodation possibilities and the beauty of the landscape, a Vic Falls New Year is bound to be spectacular.

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