BULAWAYO party lovers are set to be treated to a unique, wild and interesting party concept dubbed Lets Get Lost hosted by Heritage Stream Safaris.
By Sindiso Dube
The tourism company will host the party on June 10 at a secret place, 40km north of Bulawayo.
Party lovers are expected to leave Bulawayo aboard a train to an unknown location in the bush for a night and morning of fun, music, dance and games.
The organisers are putting up a list of local and surprise foreign musicians who will be announced in due course.
The Secret Bush Party will run till 5am the following morning, with a train scheduled to depart from the venue and back into town at 6am.
“This is optional as we plan on filling up the following day with a range of fun activities and more entertainment till the second train departs back to civilisation at 2pm,” said one of the event organisers, Bazil Mapfumo.
He said the event was about promoting local tourism, celebrating arts and creating business synergies.
“It’s a spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in a secret location to create a temporary venue of art, theme camps, costumes, music and performances,” Mapfumo said.
“We are pushing travel tourism as well as calling revellers and music lovers to experience Zimbabwean arts, culture, and music in a creative way to develop the creative industry in a non-confirmative environment.”
Heritage Stream Safaris are looking forward to make the maiden event an annual jamboree that will also see more foreign participation.
“We are looking forward to making the event the biggest party in and around Bulawayo. The locals should not wait for a single party to have proper fun. As a dedicated company, we want this to be bigger than all parties and events you know,” he said.
“We are joining the world tourism trend called party tourism. Vic Falls Carnival is the most known event that offers that but we are dedicated to bring the concept closer to home. We will use the train to also boost the rail economy in Bulawayo and southern Africa.”
Tickets are priced from $25 for the general access silver pass, which gives one access to the train and main event and comes with a “lost” survival kit which has a braai pack, six pack of beer and cigarettes.
For $100, one gets a VIP gold access pass to the VIP lounge on the train and main event, which includes an exclusive dinner, accommodation and a VIP “lost” survival kit. The $200 VVIP platinum access pass has all the VIP benefits, plus luxury accommodation and a VVIP “lost” survival kit. There is also an early bird general access ticket going for $15, which is a limited offer.
Zimbabwe is quickly adapting to the recent trend of train and bus parties, with the recent one being the train parties which carried people to the Vic Falls Carnival and #ThisBhazi which ferried people to Vumba for an Easter gateway.