SHOE STRINGS: Victoria Falls’ Hub of Tourist Hospitality
The Land of the People
It boasts of a rich cultural and racial mix all enthralled by contemporary/traditional musical beats that resonate with the rhythm of black and white human mass that characterize revelers and travellers pouring every day and night into this tourist haven jiving to the beat of the mystic falls. Shoe Strings is a haven of natural beauty, traditional and contemporary visual arts and an all varieties food café with mainly special traditional meals that include maize meal “dough” served with beef stew and kale, you also get full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, American meals. The beverages include the usually African brews like Zambezi beer drawing its name from the Zambezi valley and a host of vodkas, whiskies and brandies for purposes of variety and selection.
The ambiance of this entertainment and hospitality haven is edified by glittering stars at evenings, the refreshing fresh air from the surrounding flora that washes away the anxiety, the sorrows and the tiredness of the travellers. The blue like white water sparkling swimming pool next to chilling like village rondavels that reminds the reveler of the ancient African set ups and as such history is tourism because it embodies traditions, anthropology, archeology and mythology—such is the beauty of Shoe Strings.
The art garden is one most revealing, inspiring and creative section of this great haven where travellers from Mongolia, England, the Americas and the Caribbean’s come to celebrate their lives, achievements , love, Africa and their dreams.
Art garden in Shoe Strings is a symbol of African museum, where all traditions, cultures and morals are represented by both abstract and original art that include puppetry, iron sculpture, stone sculpture, traditional beadwork and stone age like paintings that are created and exhibited by locals who have been engaged by the haven to be artists in residence and all this is done to fulfill the dreams of leisure hunters and dreamers of the land of Africa.
At Shoe Strings you feel at home away from home, they are smoke free guest rooms, bookings for helicopter flights, barbecue, cookware, microwave, free WIFI and free parking, outdoor pool, restaurant bar and lounge.
The management and customer service resonates with the rhythm characterized by this hospitality haven. The place is secured by 24 hour security to protect and give safety to the leisure hunters living at Shoe Strings and Shoe Strings is managed by a mature team of managers, bar tenders and food café chefs who are quite experienced in the hospitality and tourism industry. Shoe Strings provides all types of low budget and standardized accommodations sets. It is owned by one humble but highly hospitable character Mr. Timothy Cherry who enjoys the racial and cultural mix at this haven of leisure located in the intestines of Victoria Falls. Shoe Strings is a one stop low budget hospitality and tourist entertainment hub.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mbizo Chirasha is the Poet in Residence at the Fictional Café (International publishing and literary digital space). 2019 Sotambe Festival Live Literature Hub and Poetry Café Curator. 2019 African Fellow for the International Human Rights Art Festival (ihraf.org), Essays Contributor to Monk Art and Soul Magazine in United Kingdom .Arts Features Writer at the International Cultural Weekly. His Profiles, Interview and Poems are featured on poesis.si in Slovenia. Founder and Chief Editor of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. Founder and Curator of the Brave Voices Poetry Journal. Co-Editor of Street Voices Poetry triluangal collection (English, African Languages and Germany) initiated by Andreas Weiland in Germany. Poetry Contributor to AtunisPoetry.com in Belgium. African Contributor to DemerPress International Poetry Book Series in Netherlands. African Contributor to the World Poetry Almanac Poetry Series in Mongolia. His latest 2019 collection of experimental poetry A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT was released by Mwanaka Media and Publishing and is featured at African Books Collective. Mbizo Chirasha is the Originator of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign. Founder and Creative Director of Girl Child Talent Festival and GirlChildCreativity Project. 2003 Young Literary Arts Delegate to the Goteborg International Book Fair Sweden (SIDA AFRICAN PAVILION). 2009 Poet in Residence of the International Conference of African Culture and Development (ICACD) in Ghana. The Vice President of Poets of the WORLD, poetasdelmundo.com, African Region. Global Peace Chain Ambassador. 2009 Fellow to the inaugural UNESCO-Africa Photo-Novel Publishers and Writers Training in Tanzania. 2015 Artist in Residence of the Shunguna Mutitima International Film and Arts Festival in Livingstone, Zambia. A globally certified literary arts influencer, Writer in Residence and Recipient of the EU-Horn of Africa Defend Defenders Protection Fund Grant, Recipient of the Pen Deutschland Exiled Writer Grant. He is an Arts for Peace and Human Rights Catalyst, the Literary Arts Projects Curator, Poet, Writer, publicist is published in more 200 spaces in print and online.
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