Kavango-Zambezi TFCA

The KAZA TFCA, the youngest and largest transfrontier conservation area (TFCA).

The Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) TFCA: the largest TFCA, and the youngest (created in August 2011), encompassing the heart of Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Activities of the RP-PCP are concentrated currently on the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe where a “Zone Atelier” of the CNRS implement many research activities.


The Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area is situated in the Okavango and Zambezi river basins where the borders of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe converge. It is set to become the world's biggest conservation area and will eventually span an area of approximately 444 000 km2 (similar in size to Sweden). It will include 36 national parks, game reserves, community conservancies and game management areas. Most notably, the area will include the Caprivi Strip, Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta (the largest Ramsar Site in the World) and the Victoria Falls (a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World). Kavango Zambezi promises to be southern Africa's premier tourist destination with the largest contiguous population of the African elephant (approximately 250 000) on the continent. Conservation and tourism will be the vehicle for socio-economic development in the region. (source: Peace Parks Foundation)