Soaring to Victory: The Ultimate Racing Pigeon Spectacle at Victoria Falls
Jan de Wijs
Calling all racing pigeon enthusiasts! Get ready for an extraordinary adventure in the world of pigeon racing at the breathtaking Victoria Falls One-Loft-Race!
I, Jan de Wijs, your trusted Racing Pigeon Expert, am thrilled to recommend this event to pigeon-fanciers worldwide. Let's dive into the exhilarating details of this remarkable race.
Victoria Falls, often hailed as one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, provides the perfect backdrop for this grand One-Loft race series. Now in its 7th year, this competition has attracted internationally renowned pigeon-fanciers, making it a true test of the best in the world.
The final yearling race in August 2024 covers a challenging 600 km (373 miles) distance through tough, arid African conditions, truly pushing the limits of both pigeons and breeders alike. But what makes this event truly outstanding is the staggering prize pot of US$1,250,000 spread over 756 prizes! Let's break it down:
Final Race: US$600,000 in prizes, with 350 lucky winners
Super Ace: A prestigious competition with US$300,000 on the line.
6 Hotspot Races: A total of US$200,000 distributed among 270 winners.
Grand Averages: US$75,000 for 25 lucky participants.
Elite Competition: US$65,000 with 10 winners.
Knock out competition: US$ 10,000 for one lucky participant.
The Super Ace competition alone, with US$300,000 on the line, is a true test of the absolute best birds in the world. It spans five challenging longer races in the series, showcasing the most consistent pigeons over these demanding hotspot races and the final showdown.
Now, let's talk about the location – Victoria Falls.
This majestic wonder is the ultimate Southern African destination for pigeon racing enthusiasts. Not only will you witness thrilling races, but you'll also have the chance to explore the Adventure and Nature Capital of Africa. With Hwange National Park nearby and Chobe in Botswana just 80 km away, you can experience some of the most spectacular big-game wildlife on earth.
The activities in the area are boundless, catering to all adventure levels. From heart-pounding white-water rafting to luxurious cocktail sunset cruises, there's something for everyone. Accommodation options are diverse, ranging from ultra-luxury bush lodges to 3, 4, and 5-star hotels and resorts.
But it's not just about the thrill of racing pigeons and the beauty of Victoria Falls. This event also supports essential conservation efforts and underprivileged communities. Anti-poaching trusts in the area work tirelessly to protect rhinos, elephants, lions, and other precious species. Your participation in this race helps contribute to their commendable work.
So, mark your calendars for this remarkable event, and join me, Jan de Wijs, in celebrating the world of racing pigeons at Victoria Falls One-Loft-Race. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines the thrill of racing with the beauty of nature and the joy of giving back to our planet's incredible wildlife. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of something truly extraordinary!
Until the next blog,
Jan de Wijs
Blogger, Racing Pigeon Expert and Influencer…