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Caprivi Strip

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The Caprivi Strip is not usually on the priority list for first-time visitors to Namibia (or Botswana, which is just across the water), but it’s wetter and greener than most of Namibia, and offering different activities and well worth a visit.

It is an area of lush riverine forest, swamps and floodplains with wide tropical rivers flowing from neighbouring Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Impalila Island, which is at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers and the peculiar meeting place of four African countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) is a great place for tiger fishing.

Did you know?

  • Caprivi, better known as the Caprivi Strip is a narrow tongue of land protruding in between Angola and Zambia to the north, the Okavango region on the east and Botswana to the south.
  • This is the only place in Namibia you can see buffalo.
  • Game sightings shift from desert-adapted animals to the grazing mammals more commonly found in the neighbouring countries of Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
  • Caprivi is less like the rest of Namibia which is drier and more arid and more like its neighbours of Zambia, Botswana and Zambia.
  • The Caprivi area has an abundance of wildlife and is now focused towards eco-tourism.
  • Enjoy activities such as game drives, bird watching, fishing and boating activities.
  • It’s mainly visited by self-drivers heading to the Victoria Falls.
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Area highlights

Tiger fishing
Good game viewing and birding
Lush green landscapes
Buffalo

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