Kavango and Caprivi

The Caprivi is a narrow strip of land, 450 km long and up to about 100 km wide. It's by far the wettest area in Namibia en is made up from woodlands, riverine forests, swamps and rivers like the Zambezi and the Okavango.

Katima Mulilo in the east is the capital of the Caprivi. The town is situated on the banks of the  Zambezi River and has shops, banks, a post office, supermarkets and a craft market.

There are a few National Parks in the Caprivi, sush as Bwabwata National Park, Mudumu National Park and Nkasa Rupala (formerly Mamili) National Park. The whole area is teeming with wildlife. Elephants, hippo and buffalo, among others roam this pristine area.

Mahango National Park in the Kavango is famous for the higest concentration of sable antelope in the world.


The Caprivi is a real birdwatcher's paradise. Over 420 species of birds have been recorded here, including Kingfishers, Wattled Cranes, African Fish Eagles, African Skimmers and Pygmy Geese, and rare species such as Senegal and Coppery-tailed Coucals, Rufous- bellied Tits, Blackfaced Babblers, Sharptailed Starlings and Bradfield's Hornbills.

Most of the lodges and campsites have boats and offer sundowner, game viewing, bird-watching and freshwater angling cruises and excursions. The eastern tip of the Caprivi is targeted especially by fly-fishermen eager to catch the challenging tiger fish.

For keen photographers, especially those who want to capture an African sunset, the peaceful rivers of the north-east present endless opportunities.
 

Beyond the Caprivi

​From Katima Mulilo it is only a few hours' drive to Chobe National Park in Botswana and the Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Chobe National Park is famous for it large concentration of elephants. A highlight is to board on one of the houseboats, a lodge on the water. Indulge in luxury when you watch elephants play in the water while sipping your glass of wine on the deck.

Mosi ao Tunya, the smoke that thunders or better known as the Victoria Falls is world famous and one of the seven world wonders.

Both Chobe and the Victoria Falls can easily be added to your itinerary.

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