BERLIN 2019: A year full of festivals & events

From a divided Berlin to a city of freedom – 30 years fall of the Berlin Wall

On November 09th, 2019, the fall of the Berlin Wall will be celebrated for the 30th time. From the  04th to the 10th November, Berlin is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall with a major festival. For seven days, the city will be transformed into seven locations for a unique open-air exhibition and event venue. The Berlin Route of the Revolution is told through places that are representative of important events in the history of 1989/90.

These stagings of historical images and films, framed by sound installations, also form the backdrop for a diverse exhibition and event program – jointly designed with museums, memorials, clubs, educational institutions, initiatives & artist groups.

Interspersed with seven open-air exhibitions, the themes connect the original venues to a route of revolution along which concerts, podium discussions, eyewitness talks, readings, film screenings and poetry slams invite listeners to join in and join in the conversation.

The highlight of the week-long celebration is a city-wide music festival on the evening of the  9th of  November. Along the route of the revolution, a festival of freedom is to be celebrated together with Berliners and guests from all over the world.

Numerous stages will feature renowned national and international artists whose sound or own history is connected with the events of 1989/90. With a wide musical spectrum – from classical music, rock to jazz, pop to hip-hop – the end of the jubilee celebrations is based on the power of music: in an impressive finale, the same piece will be played on all stages, which the artists and the visitors will hear * co-ordinate with each other and unite the city into a large community of revelers.

Events dealing with the history of division, the struggle for freedom and the process of reunification take place not only in the run-up to and immediately around 09th November, but throughout the year in Berlin.

 

Bauhaus celebrates 100 years since its founding in 2019

2019 marks the Bauhaus centenary – the renowned architecture and design school was founded in Weimar in 1919, moved to nearby Dessau in 1925 and finally to Berlin in 1932, to beclosed down by the Nazis a year later. For this momentous occasion countless players throughout Germany put together a program which allows the public to re-discover and re-connect with the work of this innovative school for design, architecture and applied arts – among them the yearlong event series in Berlin as well as the city-wide festival “bauhaus week berlin 2019” (August 31 through September 8). Both of these will convey Bauhaus’ experimental, polymorphous, transnational and radically contemporary character.

The festivities start with the grand opening festival at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste featuring various performances of dance, film, and immersive art. The city-wide festival “bauhaus week berlin 2019” which opens on the same night as the “Long Night of Museums” (August 31st) and ends with the opening of “Tag des offenen Denkmals” (Open House of all Berlin Monuments on September 8th) brings Bauhaus ideas to life in a participatory fashion across different outdoor venues.

 

Specifically decorated shop windows on Kantstraße around Savignyplatz and parts of Potsdamer Straße will give an overview of Bauhaus’ 14-year history by introducing the key players and explaining the school´s intentions. The Bauhaus movement has been famous for critically examining and challenging the rituals of daily life. The festival “bauhaus week berlin” builds on this approach and offers visitors the chance of spending an entire carefully curated day in the spirit of Bauhaus, following the motto “craftsmanship meets art”. Rise and shine with a morning yoga class on a modernist rooftop to combine physical exercise with architectural observation. Enjoy specially designed Bauhaus lunch menus in selected restaurants around Kant- and Potsdamer Straße. Round off the day`s highlights with evening entertainment at the festival center.

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The Lookout Cafe in Victoria Falls will reopen this year

The Lookout Cafe experienced severe fire damage during the festive season of 2018 and was forced to close it’s doors.

 

 

It has recently been announced that the cafe is being rebuilt and is due to open in the middle if this year. The cafe will be rebuilt in an environmentally friendly way with sustainability in mind. All the wooden decks are being replaced with composite decking, and the thatch roof will be replaced with chromadek roofing. The cafe will also adjust their design to enhance the stunning view of the Victoria Falls and gorge below.

 

Image: The Lookout Cafe

White Water Rafting area shifting due to high water

White-water rafting activities on the Zambezi Rive below the Victoria Falls are being shifted further downstream due to rising water levels.

 

The white-water rafting will now take place between Rapid 11 and 22, as the water level is too high between rapids 1 – 11, which makes the rafting between these rapids dangerous. The Rafting Association of Zimbabwe have been closely monitoring the water levels, and have decided that the rafting will be shifted until further notice.

 

The Zambezi River usually experiences high water levels between April to October.

 

Images: Safari Par Excellence

The brand new Victoria Falls Activities APP!

Bushtracks Africa has recently launched the Victoria Falls Activities App

The FREE mobile application is an instant activity booking system for guests visiting the Victoria Falls region. It is now available on the Google Play Store for Android users and on the App Store for Apple users. Using an online payment system users will be able to secure their activities on ground as well as abroad. The App books activities through the trusted DMC and service provider Bushtracks Africa. Bushtracks have an expert team that are highly experienced in the field, with their own signature activities on offer as well as an amazing group of third-party suppliers that provide quality activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Falls Activities have carefully chosen the suppliers for various activities and services, and have come to build strong relationships with them over the years. Bushtracks Africa is affiliated with the very best suppliers in the region, and therefore can guarantee excellent service and one of a kind experiences and adventures. The app is a direct booking system to some of the best available options in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘’As the travel industry is becomes more technology based, we thought developing an instant booking system in the form of a downloadable app would be the perfect way to offer people visiting our area a convenient way of experiencing what the region has to offer in the way of unique activities, getting the most out of their trip. This app is the first of its kind, as far as I am aware there are no similar apps that offer the same service and convenience in the region. We are very excited about the launch of our app and expect it to revolutionize the way guests book activities in the Victoria Falls area.’’
Megan Conn, Brand Manager

ÉCOLE DE CUISINE

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WHAT MAKES UGANDA UNIQUE

UGANDA the Pearl of Africa’s Crown, as clearly spelt out in the third stanza of the national anthem. Uganda’s rich culture, vegetation cover, animals and the weather is a rhythm of contrast, a country that harbors Africa’s biggest lake and the source of the world’s second longest river. A country ranked 16th on National Geographic Travelers Cool List, there is this one particular attraction that has driven tourist from all over the world into this country.

Gorilla trekking! yes it is one thing you will spend your money on and it will live up to its full potential, the activity is less expensive in Uganda compared to Rwanda, in simple terms gorilla trekking in Rwanda is worth gorilla habituation in Uganda or having two treks and even spare part of the money for a game drive in Queen, with this golden deal I bet it’s a more rewarding thing to gorilla trek or habituate in Uganda than elsewhere in the world.

Seeing the guide crashing through the thick jungle brush of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a machete as you follow along is that real authentic gorilla trek experience not just a gorilla walk! No wander its called a gorilla trek not a gorilla walk. It is possible to trek fifteen minutes into the jungle and see the gorillas, though it may sometimes take up to six hours before finding them. These incredible animals are nomadic and frequently on the move. They are wild animals in the park and free to move as they please though Uganda Wildlife Authority guides normally have a general idea of where they will be based on where they were the day before, the guides’ excellent tracking abilities and instinct.

 

FORMULA 1 2019 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX: 29 NOV UNTIL 1 DEC

Now’s the time to start planning your attendance and experience at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi in November 2019!

The event is renowned for its world-class hospitality choices and the incredible performers that headline this event. In 2018 for example, performers included The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Post Malone, Guns n’ Roses.

November being one of the best months in terms of weather in the UAE, this experience is a must-do and we are happy to help you in arranging your trip including accommodations, tickets, tours and other services.

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