Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

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Herd of elephants in Chobe National Park

The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area ( KAZA TFCA ) is a transboundary nature and landscape conservation area in the southern part of Africa, particularly to allow the resident elephants to move freely in their natural habitat. The formal establishment of the park was confirmed on August 18, 2011 by the Heads of State and Government of the countries, the official opening took place on March 15, 2012 in Katima Mulilo .. It covers an area of ​​444,000 km ² and is on the Northeast Greenland National Park is the second largest protected area in the world.

Since this is a cross- border project, it is supported by the Peace Parks Foundation and is one of the Peace Parks.


The area, which is located on the territories of the countries Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and brings together a number of existing national parks and game reserves in these countries, has an area of ​​444,000 square kilometers (other sources speak of 287,132 km ² ), about 20 % more area than Germany. It includes, for example, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. For tourism is provided to allow access on a single visa and without border controls within the entire area.

Among the more than 35 existing national parks and reserves, which are on the territory of the Kavango - Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area include, among other things, in Zambia the Liuwa Plains National Park, Kafue National Park, the Mosi -oa -Tunya National Park and the Sioma - Ngweizi National Park, in Namibia the Mamili National Park, the Mudumu National Park and the Bwabwata National Park, Botswana Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Nxai Pan National Park and the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe Hwange National Park, the Kazuma Pan National Park, the Lower - Zambezi National Park and the National Park Victoria Falls as well as in Angola, the Luiana National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge Mavinga. On the whole territory of the largest population of African elephants, consisting of about 250,000 animals. The Kaza project began in 2003 with the initial planning, the year 2006 saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by representatives of the five countries involved. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is supporting the project with funding of around € 20 million through KfW Development Bank.

Elephants in Hwange National Park

Lechwe antelope in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve

Salt pan in Nxai Pan National Park

Lions and elephants in Chobe National Park

Cape buffalo in Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls