The Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) is the world's largest transfrontier conservation area. Spanning the borders of no less than five countries - Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola and Namibia – KAZA incorporates 36 protected areas including, at its heart, thundering Victoria Falls.
And it was here on the on 28th November 2014, on the Victoria Falls Bridge linking Zambia and Zimbabwe, that the KAZA UniVisa was launched.
The world's largest sheet of falling water, Victoria Falls spans Zambia and Zimbabwe (photo: Stanley & Livingstone)
What Is The KAZA UniVisa:
The KAZA UniVisa is a joint tourist visa between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and aims to allow for hassle-free border crossings between these neighbouring countries. This is great news for travellers to Victoria Falls, as they no longer need to purchase expensive double-entry visas to experience both sides of the falls.
How This Will Improve Your Travels:
- Faster border crossings
- Save up to US$130 per person in visa costs
- Cross between Zimbabwe and Zambia as frequently as you like
- Easily tour both sides of Victoria Falls
- Enjoy activities on both sides on the falls
- Go on daytrips to Chobe (in Botswana) at no extra cost
The KAZA UniVisa also covers daytrips to Chobe National Park (photo: Royal Livingstone Hotel)
- The KAZA UniVisa costs US$50
- Valid for 30 days from date of issue (providing you remain in Zambia and Zimbabwe)
- Available to travellers from 40 countries including the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Italy and Australia
- Has to be purchased on arrival in Zambia or Zimbabwe
- Available at the following 8 airports and border crossing points:
Zambia Zimbabwe KK International Airport (Lusaka) Harare International Airport HMN International Airport (Livingstone) Victoria Falls International Airport Victoria Falls Border into Zambia Victoria Falls Border into Zimbabwe Kazungula border into Zambia Kazungula border into Zimbabwe
- Old single and multiple-entry visas still available (you now have the choice)
Activities such as Livingstone Island and the Devil's Pool are only available on one side of the falls.
Future of the KAZA UniVisa:
This joint visa between Zambia and Zimbabwe is the pilot phase of the UniVisa project. After six months should it be successful (and we’re certain it will be) it is anticipated that the other KAZA countries will also be included: Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Victoria Falls Tours & Safaris:
- African River Dreams combines a Relais & Chateaux lodge upstream of Victoria Falls with a luxurious houseboat on the Chobe River.
- Discover Livingstone & Botswana includes the thrills of Victoria Falls, big game viewing in Chobe and the waterways of the Okavango Delta.
- Explore Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls: three of Southern Africa's top destinations in one incredible itinerary.