from DANIEL JONES in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
VICTORIA FALLS, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE must tap into its rich and diverse cultural heritage if the country is to fulfill its vast tourism potential.
This is the general feeling among stakeholders as the country’s cultural villages along the Zambezi basin remain untapped.
The area, along the Zambezi River, right from Victoria Falls up to Kariba, teems with some villages showcasing the rich and diverse cultures including Nambya, Ndebele and Tonga.
These unique villages have been operational, albeit untapped in Binga, Hwange and Victoria Falls and there is a belief culture could be Zimbabwe’s treasure to attract tourists.
“The idea of a cultural village is to afford tourists time out of the hotel and town life so they meet people and get to learn about African culture in the villages,” said local operator, Jaheliduna Ndlovu.
He has for years been operating KoMpisi Cultural Village at his