Bordered by Chobe National Park in Botswana and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Kazuma Forest Reserve is home to a diverse range of wildlife. This spectacular 4 000 square metre wilderness area teems with species like lion, leopard, wildebeest, the rare sable, giraffe and buffalo.
It is also part of an ancient migratory route between Chobe and Hwange for large herds of elephants, better known as the Elephant Corridor. The Kazuma region in Chobe, Botswana is characterised by mopane forest, grassy plains interspersed with tall ilala palms, and flat salt pans. The region is part of a larger Trans-Frontier Conservation Zone known as KAZA (Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area). It is a groundbreaking initiative protecting the wildlife and diverse ecosystems of 5 countries with a special focus on community involvement and socio-economic improvement through conservation.
Hugging the Zimbabwe border, the Kazuma Region in Botswana is less than three hours from Victoria Falls and only about an hour from Kasane. The location is conveniently close to Chobe but offers a more exclusive wildlife experience. Wildlife roams the area mostly undisturbed and game drives in the early morning or late afternoon bring sightings galore of majestic animals like elephants, lions, buffalo, a variety of plains game and countless bird species.
A guided walk gives visitors a unique African wilderness experience and offers an opportunity to see a vast array of smaller flora and fauna often overlooked whilst on a game drive. The impressive Chobe River is the perfect vehicle for an authentic water safari. Observing antelopes like puku and lechwe, coming up close and personal with hippos and crocodiles and scanning the sky for any one of the more than 400 bird species, is an excursion not to be missed.
For exceptional safaris to Kazuma and Chobe stay at the Hideaways Camp Kuzuma, Chobe.