As of the 21st December 2016, the KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi) Univisa is back. At a cost of just US $50 per person, the timing could not have been better as it comes hot on the heels of the recent official opening of the brand new Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia (formerly Livingstone Airport) and the Victoria Falls International Airport.
The relaunch of the KAZA visa means that visitors to both Zimbabwe and Zambia will require only one common visa between the two countries, thus reducing the cost of travel between the two. The visa also allows for day trips into Botswana (but no overnight stays). The KAZA visa is only open to those who meet the countries other visa requirements.
The KAZA visa is not only cheaper and faster than procuring separate visas for each country, but also facilitates cross border traffic thereby sharing the benefits of tourism more equitably amongst communities in the Kavango-Zambezi trans-frontier region. The centre of this area is at the confluence of the Chobe River and Zambezi River where the borders of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet. It will incorporate notable sites such as Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, the Okavango Delta in Botswana and the Victoria Falls.