Nestled within KAZA’s boundaries are two of Africa’s biggest tourist attractions. The Victoria Falls is both a World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta and a World Heritage Site, is a magical place where large-scale migrations of mega fauna take place annually.
This vast expanse is richly endowed with a great diversity of ecosystems and landscapes. These range from the dense and dark canopy of the tropical, dry-forest of north-western Zambia, through a mosaic of woodlands, to sun-soaked tides of rolling grasslands, the parched vastness of Makgadikgadi and drifts of waterlilies floating on papyrus and reed-shrouded, shimmering wetlands.
It spans an area of approximately 520 000 km² and includes 36 proclaimed protected areas such as national parks, game reserves, forest reserves, community conservancies and game/wildlife management areas.
|Visa requirements||The KAZA UNIVISA Pilot Project was launched on 28th November 2014 with an initial period to run for six months. This was during a low season for tourism such that at the end of the pilot phase the evaluation did not reflect a satisfactory uptake of the UNIVISA. An extension of the pilot phase was granted by the KAZA TFCA Ministerial Committee in June 2015, for a further six months, to allow the pilot phase to cover the peak season of tourist arrivals as well. At the end of the extension of the pilot phase both countries were generally satisfied that the KAZA UNIVISA Pilot Project has been a success and was highly accepted by the tourists and stakeholders. The pilot phase allowed the testing of the newly developed system before its roll out to the rest of the Partner Countries and possibly beyond. During this period there were technical challenges experienced, which were recommended to be best addressed by the embedding of the UNIVISA system into the National Border Management Systems.
On the 21st of December 2016, Zambia and Zimbabwe launched the rollout phase of the KAZA UNIVISA, in Livingstone Zambia, where the Ministers of Home Affairs from both Zambia and Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding, symbolizing the commencement of the permanent issuance of the KAZA UNIVISA. The KAZA UNIVISA is one of the successful achievement of the KAZA TFCA initiative that is aimed at regional tourism growth and the launch of the UNIVISA between Zambia and Zimbabwe provides an optimal opportunity for the other KAZA partner states to ride on the successful implementation of the KAZA UNIVISA and move with speed to roll out the UNIVISA to the rest of KAZA and beyond.
|Languages spoken||English, German, Portuguese, Local Bantu dialects|
|Currency used||Multi Currencies|
|Country name||Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe|