Journalist Rupi Mangat published last week yet another article on the March 2011 Seychelles carnival article in the popular and respected East African newspaper. Countries from the African mainland descended on Seychelles with important cultural groups to showcase to the world the diversity of the African culture, the diversity that exists between the different countries, and the natural attractions of each country.
South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zanzibar Tanzania were all well represented in the Seychelles March 2011 carnival, which also saw Zimbabwe take the second prize for the Best International Float in the carnival procession, which attracted the biggest crowd ever seen in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles.
Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board and eTurbonews Ambassador, had promised worldwide visibility to all countries participating in the Seychelles carnival, and he had personally invited press from the four corners of the world to cover the Creole Tropical Island’s carnival.
As preparations for the 2012 edition of the Seychelles carnival gets underway, it must be pointed out that worldwide coverage of the island’s 2011 carnival is still being published. African press themselves have done justice to an event that is set to become the “carnival of carnivals” as the Seychelles positions their carnival with a unique touch that differentiates them to other carnivals. The Seychelles carnival has shown that it can rally the best in the world of carnivals and cultural groups from the four corners of the world to come together in their “carnival of carnivals.”
Seychelles remains an ideal destination for such festivities, not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of the safety label these islands are so well known for. Vice Presidents from Zimbabwe and Zanzibar Tanzania, as well as a number of ministers also traveled to Seychelles with their respective delegations for the island’s carnival and they used the opportunity of their visit to seychelles to hold bilateral talks with their Seychelles counterparts with the aim of developing stronger commercial links and ties.