Victoria Falls Nightlife

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  • Old bar in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls
    Old bar in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls
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  • Old bar in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls
    Old bar in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls
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    The bar for locals in Victoria Falls: Old bar in Chinotimba

    by georeiser Updated Jun 30, 2010
    Old bar in Chinotimba, Victoria Falls
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    The "Old bar" is a night- and music club for the locals from the age of 25-30 years and up. Free entrance. A DJ played music and the locals were dancing on a scene. They drank beers on the benches below the scene. The beer was less than a dollar a bottle. Also possible to buy cheaper home-brewed beers in a barrel. It was also a billiard table there. The place was outdoors, so it may be a wet experience when it's raining.

    Dress Code: Come as you are. Nobody cares about how you dress.

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    The club for young locals in Victoria Falls: The big five Sports bar

    by georeiser Updated Jun 30, 2010
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    The big five Sports bar is the club for the young locals in Victoria Falls. It was a crowded place with load music and a small dance floor. The room next to it had a billiard table. Entrance was one dollar for mzungus (white people).

    This is maybe the best club in Victoria Falls, but locals begging you for beers can be annoying.

    Dress Code: Come as you are. Nobody cares about how you dress.

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    Mama Africa Eating House: Live Music at Mama Africa

    by PierreZA Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Live Music

    We went for dinner at this very colourful restaurant. They also had a local 4 piece band playing great local and other African music. This was a great experience, as the music was of a good quality and extremely enjoyable.
    If you are in Vic Falls Town on a Saturday night, do try and go here

    Dress Code: Not shorts and sandles

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    Boma Restaurant: The whole dining experience

    by grets Written Aug 5, 2004

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    The dance troupe

    A taxi has been arranged to take us to the reastaurant for the complete dining experience. On the road there, the driver swerves to avoid a herd of buffalo crossing the road.

    The members of staff at the Boma are all in traditional costumes; it is a big and commericalised place, it is so obviously arranged for tourists.

    This is a BBQ with a difference. As well as all the usual meats: pork, chicken, beef and lamb, there is buffalo, crocodile, kudu, wathog, ostrich and impala. OUr favourite is warthog, very juicy, tender and tasty. With the meat we have two bottles of Zimbabwean Pinotage.

    In a little hut by the entrance, the shaman is charging US$1 to tell you your fortune. I am predicted to have a long life, some illness but it will not be life-threatening, and my career will take a surprising turn. David is also to have a long life, no illnesses and a successful career.

    There is also a story teller walking around the tables reciting traditional folk tales, as well as a hair braider.

    The chap from the sundowner cruise is part of the dance troupe performing for the guests, and he recognises us, which is nice.

    The whole experience could have been tasteless, but it is actually very well done, and we really enjoy the evening, even though we eat and drink too much.

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    Traditional Makishi dances

    by sachara Updated Oct 1, 2003

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    butterfly mask

    The traditional Makishi dances at the Falls Craft Village are the higlight of the evening.
    Especially the stilt and pole dances are breathtaking, when one of the characters danced on the top of two slender poles.
    I liked the masks,representing the different characters, very much.

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    Traditional dances with masks

    by sachara Updated Oct 1, 2003

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    masks of the dancers

    The Makishi dancers enacted a traditional set of dances in magnificient costumes of woven natural fiber and with masks painted in the colors red, black and white.
    All the masks have its meaning, such as the Mongole (the hyena) , threatening and evil, and Nalindele, the wayward girl.

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    Traditional dances

    by sachara Updated Oct 1, 2003

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    war dance

    In the Craft Village in Victoria Falls town we visited a performance of traditional dances.
    There are different ethnical groups from the area, who performed the dances.
    We enjoyed this great and interesting spectacle of drumming and dancing.
    One of the first dances was a war dance in the traditional Zulu costumes.

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    active(or something like that): kingdom

    by THLIN Written Sep 2, 2003

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    actually i have never been on the bar i walked outside of it......
    as far as i knew every night the bar displayed rafting video of that morning some rafting players can buy or can see their "show" in the bar

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    Victoria Falls, Elephant Company: First African Sun-Down

    by safardreams Written Aug 27, 2003

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    The First One!

    Might as well put my first African SunSet
    here. Wasn't even in Zimbabwe 6hrs. Already about to do the Elephant Ride. This is what the shy looked like. I know it isn't that good.
    I promise it does get better.
    10/1999

    Dress Code: your camera

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    Boma, Victoria Falls Lodge: Boma, 'Place of Eating'

    by DocJules Written Apr 28, 2003

    A chance to sample a variety of local cuisine whilst being entertained by Zulu dancers. Very much set up for tourists but where else do you get the chance to eat crocodile, buffalo or Mapotani worm and wash it down with maize beer (disgusting, incidentally!)?

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    Explorers: Hammered!

    by littlebush Written Feb 13, 2003

    Explorers is the main bar/club that travellers go to. its in town,sometimes they try to charge a cover charge but we managed to blag it each time. It stays open til around 2-3. Beer is abit more pricey than usual so have a few before you go in. The Shoestring bar at the hostel is good for some 'warm up' beers.
    If you want to go on after Explorers, the Kingdom hotel has a night called 'Wild Thing' which has a 2000$(thats zim dollar!) cover charge, but goes on til around 5am with house music! The casino at the kingdon is also worth a look!

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    ZIMBABWE BUSH!: THE NOCTURNALS

    by safardreams Written Nov 17, 2002

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    OUR PURPOSE!!

    While at your hotel or lodge before you head
    out for your safari. Or,at the end of your safari.
    Most of the places can set-up night drives for you. Even some of the safari companies
    do this kind of thing. But that would only be in certain areas. I didn't have time for this. But, I
    was able to go on a night drive in another
    country!! On the night drive. You will find: Most of the CATS! Maybe even a HIPPO!! This, pic is from the ELEPHANT ride at VICTORIA FALLS!!

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    Explorer´s Bar: Dance on the table till late.....

    by Bigs Written Sep 13, 2002

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    There has been this pub next to the Shearwater Shop in the mall......Crowded with tourists and young people! The party was on early in the evening so that many were dancing on the tables around 9 pm.....We had a good time here!!!

    Dress Code: None......

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    The bar in the town centre: Hunter's bar in Victoria Falls

    by georeiser Updated Oct 2, 2011

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    Hunter's bar in Victoria Falls is a tragic sight. This nice bar had almost no customers. The location is right in the main street of the town centre, but the locals or tourists were not here.

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    Shoestring Backpackers Lodge bar: The bar that rocks the nights in Victoria Falls

    by georeiser Updated Oct 25, 2009
    Shoestring Backpackers Lodge bar, Victoria Falls
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    Shoestring Backpackers Lodge is a hippie-style guesthouse. But it's also "the bar" for backpackers and young tourists. The bar rocks the nights in Victoria Falls. The music is loud on friday nights.

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