Namibia accelerates implementation of tri-nation tourism visa-Xinhua

Namibia accelerates implementation of tri-nation tourism visa

Source: Xinhua| 2022-03-10 22:07:09|Editor: huaxia

WINDHOEK, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Namibia is accelerating the implementation of the tourism Univisa in the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area, a move to facilitate easy access and movement of tourists among Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, an official announced Thursday.

The tourism Univisa is expected to expand later to all partner countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), said Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, in a statement released on Thursday.

"The KAZA Univisa initiative will increase visitors' experience to southern Africa's major tourist attractions such as Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Okavango Delta, in Botswana and the famous wetlands of Zambezi Regions-formerly the Caprivi wetlands in Namibia," he explained.

Shifeta, meanwhile, urged international tourism companies to engage their Namibian counterparts to form strategic business partnerships to optimize investment and business opportunities in the sector and other service industries.

The KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, the world's biggest Conservation area, comprises five countries, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, an area with the highest concentration of animal population of elephants, buffaloes and zebras in the southern hemisphere.