The spectacular area known as Africa's Eden is a vast natural wilderness in the heart of Southern Africa. Explorers of Africa's Eden are guaranteed to form memorable tourism experiences.
Where is Africa’s Eden?
Africa’s Eden is surrounded by an endless mosaic of over 520,000 sq. km and encompasses:
- the futuristic KAZA region (Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area), including the Zambezi River and Kavango River basin, where Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet – a region incorporating protected areas, national parks, wildlife and conservation areas
- the gateway tourist towns adjacent to the magnificent Victoria Falls
- the splendour of the Okavango Delta
- the iconic man-made Lake Kariba, the wild Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and Mana Pools in Northern Zimbabwe
African History & Culture
The combination provides access to a wide variety of wilderness, outdoor adventure and recreation opportunities for tourists and conservation enthusiasts. The ancient landscape is rich with history and culture, accessible through heritage, arts, crafts, language, music and cuisine. The low-volume, high-value approach to tourism ensures that you have the best possible experience without being surrounded by crowds as you might at other destinations.
The Victoria Falls
The gateway to Africa’s Eden is The Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world by width (1,709 metres at full flow) and one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Proudly situated on the Zambezi River and spanning the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mosi-oa-Tunya (or The Smoke That Thunders in Lozi Language) is a truly remarkable sight to behold. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989, Victoria Falls is essential to any visit to Africa’s Eden.
19 National Parks and Protected Areas
Africa’s Eden extends far beyond the Smoke that Thunders, encompassing 19 protected areas, national parks and wildlife estates resulting in the world’s largest transfrontier* conservation estate -The Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation (KAZA) region. Among many other unique offerings, it is home to over a quarter of a million animals, including 75 % of southern Africa’s elephant population. The vastness of this region dazzles with a range of experiences and is too great to describe with precision.
Explore Africa’s Eden’s diverse hospitality and tourism activities, or contact one of our tour operators. They can help build a unique itinerary that meets your needs.
*Transfrontier Conservation is the cooperative management of wildlife and natural resources at an ecosystem level by one or more nations. To learn more, please visit The SADC Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Portal.
Was Eden in Africa?
Today, visitors coming to Africa’s Eden can expect to experience these fantastic features:
- The awe-inspiring power and splendour of the world-famous Victoria Falls
- The vast beauty and tranquility of the Okavango Delta
- The ancient culture and heritage of Tsodilo Hills, Mana Pools and Matobo National Park
- The natural beauty of the diverse landscapes of the surrounding 520,000 square kilometres of wilderness landscapes, protected areas and wildlife estates that is the KAZA region
- One of the last pristine wildlife areas with access to multitudes of free-roaming animals, birds and reptiles that are waiting to be viewed and photographed as timeless memories
- World-class sport-fishing fishing and wildlife tourism experiences
- The outdoor adventure capital of Africa: bungee, bridge swings, zip-lines, climbing, mountain-biking, horse-back tours, and many more
- Variety of hospitality experiences from traditional resort hotels to exclusive, uber-luxurious lodges, classic safari camps to mobile tented accommodation
- Easy access from International Airports in Victoria Falls, Livingstone and Kasane, with connectivity to many major transport hubs
- A safe place to visit with access to emergency infrastructure, low risk and ease of travel
- Decades of guiding and tourism expertise to help you maximise your visit and lay the foundation for a truly memorable experience
- The pristine environment, untouched by mass tourism and aimed towards smaller groups of travellers
- A year-round destination with plentiful sunshine and warm, welcoming smiles
All of this is available across four countries. While this would typically require multiple visas – a headache for any traveller – travel seamlessly with the KAZA UniVisa. The KAZA UniVisa allows for multiple travels between Zimbabwe and Zambia at a lower fee than getting a visa for each country.
Kavango–Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area
Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have committed to working together to manage transboundary conservation throughout the Kavango–Zambezi Trans-frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).
- Numerous proclaimed national parks.
- Game reserves.
- Community conservation areas.
- Forest reserves.
- Iconic tourism destinations such as the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta.
KAZA aims to broaden the protected areas network, increase biodiversity, expand historical game migration routes and attract tourists to the area.
In a place where local people often bear the costs of living with wildlife, KAZA aims to make the protection of wildlife and wild places economically more attractive to rural communities.
Africa’s Eden intersects four of the five countries (excluding Angola), making this an unparalleled destination of diversity, scenery and wildlife.
Africa’s Eden provides access to 12 National Parks and protected areas. Besides these national resources, visitors can also visit large wildlife estates to expand their experiences.
Conservation is a fundamental aspect of the sustainable development agenda of KAZA and its partners. Through sustainable tourism planning and management, Africa’s Eden and its members and partners support this plan.
Tourism is naturally a competitive industry, with hospitality and activity offerings competing on price and service levels. However, Africa’s Eden members support the Kaza Pledge in working together to strengthen offerings, increasing value for customers and suppliers alike.
The iconic Victoria Falls, one of the Original Seven Wonders of The World
At the Okavango Delta, Tsodilo Hills, Mana Pools, Matobo National Park and The Victoria Falls
The largest population of elephants in the world
The only place on earth where four countries meet.
12 diverse national parks and protected areas
Diversity of cultures represented by various tribal groups
A rich history from pre-colonial times to the unfolding modern political landscape
Africa’s Eden caters to every accommodation need. Whether you want to rest in the lap of luxury in a suite or sumptuous tented camp, or merely a place to lay your head between the last party and your next extreme sports activity. Options include hotels, resorts, lodges, standard and luxury tented camps, guesthouses and backpackers, catering for all budgets and requirements.
Matobo National Park
Camp Amalinda, situated amongst the granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills in Zimbabwe, offers visitors some…
Ingwe Pan Camp
Mana Pools National Park
Ingwe Pan is situated at a secluded pan in the wilderness area of Mana Pools National Park, just a…VIEW DETAILS
Little Machaba is situated in the game rich Khwai area. The Khwai Concession is a 180 000 hectare reserve…VIEW DETAILS
From award-winning restaurants to the latest street-foods and pop-up markets, experience the very best of global and local cuisine. Catering for all dietary needs, the world-class lodges, hotels and restaurants of Africa’s Eden offer a wide range of dining experiences. You can even arrange to meet a family in one of our communities and join them for an authentic meal of local food and drink.
Kazuma Forest Reserve
Camp Kuzuma is an exclusive and private boutique tented camp situated in the pristine Kazuma Forest reserve in the…
The adventure capital of Africa provides access to a broad spectrum of activities. From the adrenaline-fuelled 111 metre bungee on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border bridge to the untamable rapids of the Zambezi River. View wildlife on land and water, and take a bird’s eye view of the wilderness and falls from hot-air balloons, paragliders, helicopters and aeroplanes.
Moremi Game Reserve
Camp Moremi has a well-deserved legacy in the Botswana tourism industry for being able to deliver the classic African…VIEW DETAILS
Absorb the abundant wildlife of Africa’s Eden. See first hand the extraordinary multitude of birds, mammals large and small, insects and aquatic life. Take excursions on-foot, view from game drive vehicles and on sunset cruises, and participate in conservation activities with our scientists.
Africa’s Eden is home to various tribal and cultural groups, with rich histories and cultures. Interact with artisans and traders to explore the rich tapestry of arts and traditional knowledge of this region. History and heritage tours will help you understand the culture and socio-political landscape of the area. Meet artisans and attend craft cooperatives that are uplifting individuals and communities through fair trade principles.
Caribbea Bay Resort
Caribbea Bay Resort is located on the shores of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. The resort accommodates guests in 83…VIEW DETAILS
Ilala Lodge Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel,…VIEW DETAILS