Africa's Eden includes portions of four fo the five KAZA countries - Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It contains twelve National Parks and seven wildlife estates.
The travel industry in Africa’s Eden has developed around tourism hubs – towns that you can fly or drive in to before accessing National Parks, conservancies and wildlife estates. Many of these towns have their own unique local tourist attractions, culture-spots, restaurants, bars, night-life, and adventure activities.
They are a great place to begin a trip and experience Africa’s Eden like a local. Several of these locations host airports you can use to access Africa’s Eden from regional hubs – Addis Ababa, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Lusaka, Nairobi, and Windhoek. And, major trunk roads if you wish to self-drive.
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The town of Victoria Falls, is Zimbabwe's entry point to The Victoria Falls. Located directly adjacent to The Victoria Falls, in Matabeleland North Province, Victoria Falls is Zimbabwe's gateway to her portion of Africa's Eden. Founded in 1901, it is the busiest tourist destination in Zimbabwe. It features most civic amenities and an international airport, as well as many shops, hotels, guesthouses, backpacker hostels, and restaurants.
Located 11 km from The Victoria Falls, Zambia's entry point to Africa's Eden is just beyond Mosi-oa Tunya National Park; this relaxed town is a mecca for backpackers. Providing access to larger hotels and conference facilities, civic amenities and shops, Livingstone has an international airport, situated on the north-west side of town. In addition to several fascinating museums and the National Park, Livingstone is the entry point to the thrilling Devil's Pool viewpoint.
The heart of southern Zimbabwe, Bulawayo is the second-largest city in the country and once home to a thriving industry and agricultural markets. Also serviced by an international airport, Bulawayo is an ideal starting point to visit one of the jewels of Africa's Eden - Matopo National Park.
Focused on the world-famous Makgadikgadi Pans, this National Park provides a truly unique wilderness experience, with its famous meerkats, and opportunities for unparalleled stargazing, and viewing the renowned flamingo migration. Visit Makgadikgadi Pans and Nxai Pans National Park, and check off a visit to the largest individual salt pan on Planet Earth.
Located in the far eastern corner of Botswana, Tuli Block is a region of rugged wilderness including several private game farms and beautiful game and safari lodges. Directly adjacent to Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, shared with South Africa and Zimbabwe, Tuli is home to Solomon's Wall and Tswapong and Lepokole Hills heritage sites. Visitors to these heritage sites can witness ancient rock paintings from the San people that once resided in this area.
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