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Areas of Investment in the Tourism Sector

Zambia’s tourism sector which includes Arts and Culture is one of the priority sectors for fostering socio-economic development.  Zambia has recognized that Arts and Culture are important products of tourism if well developed. As part of Zambia’s tourism diversification programme, the development of arts and cultural products has been prioritized to diversify from nature based tourism products.  The following areas are available for investment
i)    Holiday Resort Development through Private Public Partnership (PPP):
Zambia has pristine and unrivalled tourist attractions in different parts of the country. These have remained untapped due to lack of investment in infrastructure such as accommodation. The Government is putting in place the necessary infrastructure such as roads, power supply, extension of airport runway, ICT infrastructure, water reticulation system, etc in the northern part of the country which has been identified for development as a world class tourism resort.  An Integrated Development Plan for the area has been developed. The area will soon be available for investment.  Specifically, the following Sites have been identified for investment in the Kasaba Bay Integrated Development Plan (IDP):

  • Mitongolo site is within Sumbu National Park. It is located within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika. It covers an approximate area of 60 Hectares and is geographically located within Northings 227000, 229000 and Easting 9057000, 9059000(UTM Coordinate system).
  • Chilanga site is within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika having. It covers an approximate area of 185 Hectares and is geographically located within Nothings 233000, 23 7000 and Easting 9049000, 9052000(UTM Coordinate system).
  • Chitobo site is within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika. The site covers an approximate area of 85 Hactres and is geographically located in Kaputa District and within Northing 230000, 232000 and Eastings 9058000, 9059000 (UTM Coordinate system).
  • Kapalwe is within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika. The site covers an approximate area of 66 Hactres and is geographically located in Mpulungu District and within Northings 232000, 234000 and Eastings 9057000, 9058000 (UTM Coordinate system).
  • Crocodile Bay site is within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika , it covers an approximate area of 130 Hactres and is  geographically located within Northings 239000, 241000 and Eastings 9054000, 9056000 (UTM Coordinate system).
  • Muzinga Site is within Sumbu National Park on the shores of the Lake Tanganyika having Sumbu Township as the nearest settlement outside the National park. The site covers an approximate area of 80 Hectares and is geographically located within Northings 233000, 237000 and Eastings 9049000, 9052000(UTM Coordinate system).

Zambia has a tourist capital known as Livingstone city located in the southern part of the country. The Government is developing the city further so that it can offer diversity of tourism sites and products within the city. An integrated Development Plan was developed and the following are the Investment Sites identified in Livingstone.

  • Dambwa TAAP site is located within the Dambwa Local Forest to the Northern side of Livingstone International Airport, covering an approximate area of 1700 Hectres and is geographically located within Northings 370000, 379000 and Eastings 8031000, 8036000(UTM Coordinate system).
  • ZAF Chalet TAAP Site is located the south east of the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. It covers an approximate area of 45 Hectres. Geographically the site is located within Northings 373000, 375000 and Eastings 8027000, 8029000(UTM).
  • The Hubert Young Drive TAAP site is located to the western side of Mukuni Road and Hubert Young Drive junction. It covers an approximate area of 5 Hectres and is geographically located within Northings 379500, 381500 and Eastings 8018500, 8021500(UTM Coordinate system). The proposed site is within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National park.
  • The Songwe Gorge TAAP sites are located to the Northen and Southern sides of Songwe Gorge, covering approximate areas of 32 and 55 Hectres in extent respectively. The sites are geographically located within Northings 379000, 381000 and Eastings 8012500, 8014000(UTM).
  • The Zain Mast Site TAAP site is located along the Kazungula-Sesheke road. It covers an approximate area of 215 Hectares within Livingstone. It is geographically located within Northings 354000, 357000 and Eastings 8032000, 8034000(UTM).
  • KatomboraTAAP Sites. Three sites are available including:

a)    Namoonda Village site is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River within the perimeters of Namoonda Village, covering an approximate area of 18.7 Hectares.

b)    Katombora Council Houses and a Portion of Mushekwa Village site is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River within the perimeters of Mushekwa Village, covering an approximate area of 18 Hectares.

c)    The Area between the Royal Chuundu Lodge and Forest campsite is situated along the banks of the Zambezi River between the Royal Chuundu Lodge to the East, Katombora Forest camp to the West and the Katombora Reformatory Prison to the North-West. It covers an approximate area of 10 Hectares.

Private Investment opportunities in the National Parks: Zambia has a number of tourism sites in its wildlife protected areas that need to be developed to international standards in the form of tourism lodges, tourism camps and tourism bush camps. Several tourism sites are available for investment in Kafue, Mosi-oa-tunya, North Luangwa and Nsumbu National Parks.