June unveiling for Zambian cultural village
Future summer holidays to Zambia may now comprise a trip to the soon to be renovated Maramba Cultural Village in Livingstone which is set to be unveiled in June this year, after confirmation by site engineer and project manager Daniel Nyirenda.
It was confirmed back in December 2012 that the Maramba Cultural Village would be undergoing a major revamp receiving funding from Chinese construction group Chao Chao and their vision is set to be realised in the summer months.
Ploughing KR4.1 million into the restoration, the village will now comprise of a kitchen, restaurant, bar, outdoor stage, landscaping, external fencing and a theatre which can host a wide variety of events.
All of these improvements are aimed at attracting and promoting cultural tourism in Livingstone, enabling international visitors to take a deeper look into Zambia’s history, traditions and way of life.
With the investment, Zambia will now possess a new attraction that will not only alleviate some of the honey pot-like tourism to the much celebrated Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi National Park but will also make for a more interactive experience that will be implemented before the highly anticipated 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.
Maramba Cultural Village will also get a chance to see some of the latest facilities function in action prior to June with the Southern Province Arts and Cultural officer, James Zimba, confirming that the theatre should open before the UNWTO meets.
He said “Interior works are almost being completed and ready for use. Come June this year, artists will start performing within Maramba Cultural Village to prepare for the UNWTO summit.”