Head to the meeting place of four African countries - Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet at the narrow Caprivi Strip. Enjoy wide open spaces, fantastic wildlife and breath-taking scenery.
A SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY AND SAFARI DESTINATION
4 perennial rivers are a constant flow, namely the Zambezi, Kwando, Chobe and Linyantiflow in the Caprivi. See some of the best wildlife in Africa a 5 different reserves. Big 5 viewing at Popa Falls Reserve, Mahango National Park, Bwabwata National Park, Mudumu National Park andMamili National Park – all joining in the Caprivi.
More than 600 bird species and abundant wildlife, flowers and trees. A fascinating area with a colourful history and an interesting combination of swamps, rivers, woodland and forests. Living in the region, there are 6 ethnic tribes all speaking Lozi, a Zambian language. Buy fresh fruit from makeshift stalls and feel very welcome.
The Caprivi Strip is an unusual corridor that stands out from the rest of Namibia, stretching along 450km from Rundu west to KatimoMulilo in Zambia and Chobe in Botswana.
In 1884 Germany annexed the then South West Africa. In 1890 Britain agreed to slice off the Caprivi corridor from Botswana for Germany, in exchange for Zanzibar Island.
WILDLIFE IN THE 5 PROTECTED AREAS
View incredible game including hippo, sable, waterbuck, crocodiles, reedbuck and buffalo.
- POPA FALLS RESERVE:The Okavango River breaks up here before gradually spreading out across the Kalahari. Hop over the small rushing channels on footbridges built between islands before the water plunges over the rapids.
- MAHANGO NATIONAL PARK:The greatest birdwatching area in Namibia thanks to the contrasting wetland-desert habitat.
- BWABWATA NATIONAL PARK:A few raptors soar and an occasional elephant pass by but the game seems scarce in this undeveloped park.
- MUDUMU NATIONAL PARK:Covers nearly 900 square kilometres of the lush riverside forest where great populations of wildlife roam – buffalo, roan, sable, lechwe, sitatunga and elephant.
- MAMILI NATIONAL PARK:An unfenced swampland of about 350 square kilometres with many "reedy" channels and two large islands, Nkasa and Lupala. Most of Namibia’s red lechwe, sitatunga and puku plus buffalo herds and some 430 bird species occur here!