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Progress on the Mega Park in Southern Africa
Government officials from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa met to discuss progress made towards establishing the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) as a tourism destination of choice in Southern Africa. The GMTFCA links national parks shared by the three countries and plays host to the annual Tour de Tuli tourism expedition.
Tour de Tuli Mapungubwe is a mountain bike event whose route traverses the Greater Mapungubwe Mega Park.
The mountain biking and safari expedition attracts over 350 cycling tourists annually from across the globe.
The officials were meeting to discuss issues around environmental conservation, safety and security, among other things, and were expected to visit the Zimbabwean component of the mega park to assess progress towards the development of a camp site in Maramani Communal lands.