One year since Kazungula Bridge (which links Botswana and Zambia) and there’s just no looking back for tourism.
The bridge, which was opened on 10 May 2021, includes one-stop border posts, a development which is already making the world of difference to our clients.
The bridge is part of the Trans-African Highway Network. It forms an important corridor that links North and South and is aimed at ushering in more traffic and trade to the region.
This is a significant development as it removes the barrier formed by the Zambezi River and links the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia to South Africa and Namibia via Botswana. Previously a small pontoon boat was used to ferry traffic between Zambia and Botswana across the Zambezi River.
The 923 metre-long bridge has been designed as a road and rail bridge to accommodate a future railway line.
‘The impact of the new bridge was felt immediately in terms of convenience. Our leisure clients can do day trips into Chobe National Park much more easily. It has also given great access into Kasane for their transfer by light aircraft into the Okavango Delta.’ Frances
Our MICE department has also noted a big improvement due to these developments. ‘Many programs to this region will include border crossings, it’s almost unavoidable. What a difference this bridge and the new border posts have made to groups combining Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park!’ Alex