Update on a new infrastructure project – a new multi-purpose complex in Hwange will enhance the tourism potential of Hwange National Park – a key destination in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).
“This new complex will not only increase the visibility of Hwange National Park but will improve the visitor experience, enhance security, and help reposition the park as a competitive and must-visit destination” stated Honourable Mangaliso Ndlovu, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Climate, and Wildlife in his speech as he launched the initiative.
These are exciting times in the Zimbabwe component of KAZA evidenced through the presence of distinguished leaders, national delegates, and local communities at the groundbreaking ceremony – all sharing a common goal of fostering tourism development in a region.
The initiative will see the construction of a new multi-purpose complex at Hwange’s main entrance point. The new complex will consist of new tourism offices and infrastructure including a gift shop promoting and selling locally produced crafts, a visitor centre which will allow the Hwange community to showcase their culture and encourage heritage tourism, an educational museum facility, a library, and a computer lab for local youth.
The project contributes to the KAZA vision of establishing a world-class transfrontier conservation and tourism destination within the context of sustainable development and is a result of joint efforts through a partnership between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).