73 tribes, 10 countries, One Festival!

It’s happening again!! The Livingstone International Cultural Arts Festival (LICAF) will be held for the 3rd time in Zambia’s tourist capital Livingstone from 25th to 27th March, 2016.

The festival is among the fastest growing in Africa ,making Livingstone-Zambia an irresistible destination if you want to experience the thrill and hypnotizing power of African music and dance; 73 Zambian tribes from 10 countries.. encapsulated in one festival .. all happening at a time of the year when the Mighty Victoria Falls is at its thundering best dropping down more than 500 cubic meters of water every second. As if the festival and the Victoria Falls were not compelling reason enough to go to Livingstone, the destination also offers mind blowing adventure activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, wildlife safaris, helicopter rides, steam train rides, and many more. LICAF started as a side event of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly (which Zambia and Zimbabwe co-hosted in August 2013). But thanks to the Zambia Tourism Board, LICAF is now an annual event that showcases the best of Zambia’s rich cultural heritage. It is also a platform for cultural exchange as regional and international groups join in the fun!

So far, the Nottingham Steel Band (UK) and dance troupes from Seychelles Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique have tasted LICAF and left an indelible impact on the festival goers (and they will be back!). According to Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) Managing Director Felix Chaila, no effort has been spared in ensuring that the festival is a great success: ‘‘LICAF has become a flag ship festival for ZTB and for Zambia. This year, we have doubled our collaborative efforts to ensure that LICAF is better organized and that it attracts the highest number of local and international participants. Visitors to LICAF 2016 are guaranteed a weekend of great fun and excitement. Just imagine, under the normal Zambian traditional calendar, it will take you a year to see all of Zambia’s traditional ceremonies as they are held at different times in different regions but in only 2 days you will see them all in one place… if you come to LICAF 2016!’’ said Mr, Chaila in a statement.

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