Chipala Cultural Experience
Chipala Cultural Experience, a Victoria Falls cultural restaurant with a typical African traditional festival. Here you are taken back into an era of by gone splendor and graciousness when food was plenty and delicious. Your senses will be heightened by sounds, smells and sights that only Africa can produce.
Setting is among two major historical developments in now the city of Victoria Falls. First is the railway station of which we are directly opposite, which saw the arrival of the maiden steam train on the 24th of April 1904. Second is the Grand Victoria Falls hotel built then for the purpose of accommodating engineers working on the famous Victoria Falls Bridge.
After a warm greeting by senior Ndebele warriors, you will be escorted into the dining sites by their personal guards. Liveried waiters will be waiting to serve you our specially concocted hot spiced wine in winter, amarula cocktail or drinks of your choice. Warm yourselves up around the many fires buckets ‘mbawuras’ in the local language surrounding the eating area, or sit at your candlelit tables. Handmade African fabrics ,crockery and carvings, complimented by teak furniture and canvas dining chairs will enchant even the most jaded of travelers. You are welcome to ethnic bites set on the tables i.e matemba, mopani worms , ground nuts. At this stage, you are welcomed by the Zambezi marimba band knocking their wooden keys producing unique melodies.
Dinner will be served at the open style buffet in the traditional way. Foods are all freshly prepared and stylishly presented. Game meat in various forms can be sampled ,hunters pot of the day is always recommended and for the less adventurous ,Zimbabwe produced vegetarian dishes will delight all and sundry.
After desert, sit back relax and enjoy a show of different African traditional dancers to the beat of drums and haunting lyrics of songs that have been sung and performed over a hundred of years.
You will be sharing more than just our famous African hospitality you would share with us an experience never to be forgotten….
Open 4 Days a Week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday