Kazuma Forest Reserve, Botswana

Kazuma Forest Reserve

Kazuma Forest Reserve is bordered by two of Africa’s greatest wildlife parks: Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park. The 4000 square metres of woodland, forest, open plains, and pans make up the habitat that is home to a diverse range of wildlife including lion, leopard, wildebeest, the rare sable, giraffe, buffalo, and more. Wildlife roam the area mostly undisturbed as the private reserve has a limited number of human visitors. It is nestled within one of the world’s busiest elephant corridors. The busy corridor is an ancient route for breeding herds of elephants who navigate their way between Hwange and Chobe.

Found in Botswana and hugging the Zimbabwean border, the Kazuma Forest Reserve is 2.5 hours from Victoria Falls and 1 hour from Kasane. The location is conveniently close to Chobe but offers a more exclusive wildlife experience. It is also the site for Hot Air Balloon safaris – a highly recommended safari experience – riding the wind with a birds-eye view of the wild Botswana landscapes below.