Vic Falls Carnival

The Vic Falls Carnival is back for its 10th edition in April and its adding more artists to its line-up. Image: Supplied

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Vic Falls Carnival announces a new resort venue for the festival and adds more artists for its stand-alone dates in April – plus an exclusive VIP giveaway

Vic Falls Carnival

The Vic Falls Carnival is back for its 10th edition in April and its adding more artists to its line-up. Image: Supplied

Africa’s most exhilarating music and adventure festival, The Vic Falls Carnival, returns in 2022 after a 2-year hiatus, from 29 April to 1 May, at one of the Seven Wonders of the World for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Following the major success of the last 9 years, the Vic Falls Carnival has once again created the best way to spend three days over a long weekend at Victoria Falls! Travel, adventure and of course, African music, all in one renowned setting, Africa’s majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders’.

From adrenalin-pumping adventure activities, an incredible landmark setting and a music-loving crowd, all mixed with local and international music-fans celebrating an artist line-up that showcases the best talent from around the African continent.

“Vic Falls Carnival is Africa’s celebration of its diverse culture, food and arts, and as such deserves its own stand alone date. They have chosen a long weekend that offers festival-goers more competitive packages, a wider selection of artists from around the continent, and great weather that allows you to see the Victoria Falls in all its glory after the Summer rains!”

The Vic Falls Carnival. Image: Supplied


The Vic Falls Carnival has always taken place over the New Year Period, cementing it as one of Africa’s top NYE events – in 2022, the organisers have looked to reformat the event and its venue – from 2022 the Carnival’s home venue will be at the signature Elephant Hills Resort for the full festival period. The Carnival’s Festival Director, Craig Bright, explains the move to a new venue

“We have decided to move the venue to Elephant Hills Hotel as it’s more suited to a music festival of our size. We have unfortunately outgrown the school venue – and the fact that we can use the hotel as a base for all our artists & crew, and for beds for our festival fans keeps everything in one place. There is also more space to accommodate the festival, and the venue is on the beautiful Zambezi River with incredible views. It is also close to the sunset cruise boats, and other incredible activities on offer in Vic Falls. We see more room for growth at this venue and it’s a great way to start our new journey after the long break due to the pandemic, and celebrate our 10th year.” 

– Craig Bright, festival director.

The excitement doesn’t stop at the festival grounds. Festival goers get to spend their days white water rafting, bungee jumping, or sip on a cocktail whilst watching the vulture feeding and watering hole action at Safari Lodge. All festival goers receive 10% off all adventure packages when booked with your festival ticket!

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Artists just added include South Africa’s platinum female rapper, Boity; afrotech pioneer and Kunye founder, Shimza; Bulawayo’s fusion trio DJembe Monks, resident band, Flying Bantu; progressive afro producer, Niterfreak; Zimbabwean DJ and produce, Tashinga.

Already confirmed artists include multi award-winning headline acts, Master KG, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza de Small. Zim’s Sha Sha, Nutty O, Gemma Griffiths and King Her. Botswana’s Koisan, DJ Colastraw and DJ LA Timmy.

The Vic Falls Carnival. Image: Supplied


As an iconic destination festival, the Vic Falls Carnival has an array of incredible transport options for Southern Africa with packages best suited for a festival-goer’s region and pocket – and recently announced all ports into Zimbabwe have been opened!

With a variety of VVIP, VIP, standard & budget travel options, there’s a package for everyone. Four star hotel options, self-drive glamping or cross-country over-landers to the carnival and budget camping. There is also the Kingdom Hotel travel package special, which is in celebration of the opening of all ports into Zimbabwe

Full travel package options available here.


“All funds raised through this exclusive competition will go to our partners at Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust towards conservation in the Vic Falls region which directly uplifts local communities through employment and education. We are incredibly excited to work with this well known NPO and to make a big impact through our Carnival’s network of fans and friends”

TO ENTER, donate $2 or more here

Competition Ends Monday 11 April. Winner announced Wednesday 13 April. Full prize details here


Get #VFC2022 passes – South Africa, Africa & rest of World – buy tickets here.

Ticket Outlets:

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GABORONE: Kgale Spar / Riverwalk Spar / Airport Junction Spar

FRANCIS TOWN: Nswazi Spar / Nzano Spar

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HARARE: Dial-A-Drink

BULAWAYO: Belmont Meat Supplies

Watch the Vic Falls Carnival 2019 after-movie to get the adrenaline going