Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

Wild Africa at its Best

Apart from conservation, this vast and fascinating 519 912 km² area has at its heart the intention to improve the circumstances of the two million people residing within the area.

At the same time, it aims to provide a world-class destination for travellers wanting to experience the incredible diversity of Africa’s landscapes.

It’s home to abundant wildlife, including the largest contiguous population of African elephants on Earth along with 600 bird species.

Location

The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) lies at the meeting place of five nations in the Kavango and Zambezi River basins, namely Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia, and Zambia

It’s a fly-in destination for the most part, with airports at Kasane, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, and Maun; as well as a number of landing strips. There’s a good network of roads traversing the area once you arrive, although you’ll need a 4×4 vehicle for some of the more remote areas.

Mangeti National Park, about 7 hours from Windhoek, is the first landmark on the Namibian side of this natural playground.

With a KAZA UNIVISA, you can travel freely between Zimbabwe and Zambia without applying for a new visa each time.

Brief History

This Peace Park was officially inaugurated in 2012 and incorporates many national parks, reserves, and communal lands, including:

  • Chobe National Park
  • Hwange National Park
  • Kafue National Park
  • The Makgadikgadi Pans
  • The Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls

Accommodation and Dining

Each of the KAZA partner countries offers a wide variety of accommodation options from luxury lodges to rustic campgrounds.

Dining options include self-catering, local restaurants, outdoor bomas, and five-star a la carte offerings.

Activities

Game viewing and bird watching are by far the most popular activity in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area where you can enjoy the extra thrill of mokoro trips in search of these species.

The Big Five thrives in this area but you could also come across lesser-known creatures like puku, lechwe, and sitatunga. Cape hunting dogs are prolific in the area, as are elegant sable antelope and eland.

Other enjoyments include:

  • Fishing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Cultural tours

Victoria Falls offers some of Africa’s most thrilling adventures including microlight flips, bungee jumping, and powerboating.

Sightseeing

There is a wealth of amazing things to see in the area apart from the dramatic scenes at Victoria Falls.  These include:

  • Chobe
  • Okavango Delta
  • The Zambezi River
  • Tsodilo Hills UNESCO World Heritage Site

Things to Bring Along

A camera, memory cards, and charger are a must when visiting KAZA TFCA as well as comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, and sun protection.

Anti-malaria precautions are important when traveling to this area.

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Disclaimer

Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.

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