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Cuando Cubango at International Tourism spotlight

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:08 - Economy

Luanda - A group of fifty German tourists took part this November 3-4 in the south-eastern Cuando Cubango Province 3-4, in one of the international tourist expedition stages dubbed "The Land Rover Experience", as part of the Cross-border Okavango-Zambeze Tourism Project.

Tourists, integrated in a 4x4Land Rover 18-car caravan, entered Angola  from Namibia and travelled more than 150 kilometres, corresponding to the Angolan component's cross-border tourism itinerary, which connects to the Bwabwata and Bico de Angola borders posts.

In Cuando Cubango, the excursionists visited the areas of Luiana Sede (Jamba), Boa-Fé and Benorio, defined by the organizers of the event as those of major touristic interest in the region.

The tourists camped in the town of Benorio, along the Cuando River.

According to a press note that arrived in ANGOP, the excursionists took boat trips along the Cuando River and observed the rich fauna that exists in the Luengue Luiana National Park, where great buffalo herds stand out, among other species.

On the occasion, the head of the technical unit managing the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) for Angola, Rui Lisboa, considered that international tourism expedition definitely marks the integration of Angola in the Okavango-Zambezi regional tourism itinerary.

According to him, it was possible to demonstrate that the country has a great tourist potential, and that it is not due to the other members of KAZA.

In his view, there are already safety conditions for tourists to circulate in the region, without fear of land mines.

He said that he has been working with tour operators in the region who are eager to integrate the Angolan component in their tour packages in the region, due to the great interest of international tourists who want to visit the Angolan component of KAZA.

The Okavango-Zambezi project is an initiative of five southern African member countries, namely Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, which aim to establish a conservation and tourism area in the region, taking advantage of the mighty Cubango and Zambezi rivers.

The Okavango River basin covers a hydrological active surface of about 323,192 square kilometers.