African Culture is rich, diverse, and colorful, but it is too often taken for granted that the world knows all about these unique attributes of Africa. There can be no tourism without culture and Africa knows that well, which is why it remains important for the world to see and to be able to appreciate the authentic African culture. This is why Zimbabwe must be congratulated for flying the African culture flag at the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival, which is co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Victoria in the Seychelles.
This is the second year in a row that Zimbabwe tourism made it their responsibility to keep the visibility torch of the African culture alive. The participation of such an authentic cultural group at the “Carnival of Carnivals,” parading side by side with the world’s best and most known carnivals, will do a lot to keep Africa and its culture in the minds of the world.
Dr. B. S. Maunganidze, the Principal Secretary responsible for culture in Zimbabwe, who was in the Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival, the Carnaval International de Victoria, must be congratulated for his belief and for his conviction to showcase African culture. “Dr. Maunganidze is a visionary who is doing all what is possible to bring African culture in the forefront and in so doing promoting not only Zimbabwe, but also Africa as a whole,” a journalist said after enjoying a performance in Seychelles by the Zimbabwe cultural group.
Journalists agreed that Africa should be seen at such a manifestation staged in Africa if they want to increase the visibility of their continent.
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has congratulated Zimbabwe for being present at the Carnaval International de Victoria. “We often say we want visibility for our continent, but it remains to be seen what we do as tourism boards to ensure we use opportunities available to us to showcase our continent and its tourism industry. We are thankful to Zimbabwe for working with us and La Reunion to bring African culture into the ‘Carnival of Carnivals’ in Seychelles,” said Alain St.Ange.