The curtain came down on Africa’s biggest end of year party the 2018 Zambezi Victoria Falls carnival on Monday with a record number of carnival enthusiasts gracing the fiesta which is fast becoming a popular event on the global tourism calendar.

The annual Victoria Falls carnival continues to get bigger and better with around 6 000 adventure seekers gracing the 2018 edition.

The merry makers joined hands in welcoming 2019 in style with music, fun and dance.

With a star-studded line up of artists and the legendary Victoria Falls in the backdrop, the resort town was indeed the place to be for carnival enthusiasts.

Zimbabwe’s very own afro-pop sensations Amara Brown who last year produced a scintillating performance proved why she is among the finest artists in local music industry with a well-choreographed act characterised by the trademark energetic dance.

Riding on the popularity of his track Banomoya which is a contender for song of the year in South Africa, Prince Kaybee was at his best during the final day of the carnival and gave rellevers something to cheer about as they welcomed the New Year.

ZTA Corporate Communications Manager Godfrey Koti said the tourism industry is excited about the growth of the annual fiesta and highlighted the authority’s resolve to leverage on meetings, events and conferences in growing the hospitality industry.

The annual event has over the years brought substantial business to the hospitality industry with most hotels in the resort town fully booked during the carnival period.