The Caprivi Strip is situated in the north-east of Namibia and unlike the rest of the country is blessed with good rainfalls. The name Caprivi or Caprivi Strip is still in common use although the region had been officially renamed to Zambezi in 2013.
Geography and climate of the Caprivi
The Caprivi climate is influenced by the Zambezi and Kwando River (later changes to Linyanti and further east to Chobe River). Both carry water throughout the whole year. Furthermore the Caprivi receives high rainfall from December to March.
Flora and fauna of the Caprivi
Thanks to the abundance of water the Caprivi boasts a special and diverse flora and fauna. Vast areas of this region are nature conservation areas. Three national parks are found here namely the Bwabwata, Mudumu and Mamili National Park.
Animal species to be found: Elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, lion, leopard, African wild dog, sable and roan antelope, waterbuck, sitatunga, lechwe, bush buck, zebra, kudu, impala and about 450 bird species.
Places of interest in the Caprivi
Here we provide an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Caprivi region: Wild National Parks, an abundance of wild life, the yearlong lush and green landscape which is unique for Namibia, the impressive culture of the “Caprivians” and much more.
Accommodation in the Caprivi
Caprivi Mutoya Lodge
Lodge and Campsite 24 km east of Katima Mulilo
Situated in a small riverine forest, Caprivi Mutoya Lodge & Campsite lies on the banks of a tranquil backwater lake of the Zambezi River and offers 5 chalets, 3 luxury tents and 12 campsites. Facilities on offer includes a bar and restaurant, swimming pool, curio shop, small lounge with books & games and WIFI. A large wooden deck offering stunning lake views is surrounding the restaurant.
Camping at the Kwando close to the Mafwe Museum
The Baobab Campsite is a very basic bush campsite without any electricity and showers. However there is a bush toilet available.
Lodge and Camping in the Caprivi
Camp Chobe is situated north east of Ngoma border post on the banks of the Chobe River overlooking the Chobe National Park. The Camp offers 12 chalets and a campsite. Visitors can observe elephant, buffalo, red lechwe, zebra, roan and many other animals on Chobe River boat cruises.
Lodge in the Caprivi
Camp Kwando, situated in the Caprivi, offers 3 different kinds of accommodation: 15 thatched roof Island Tents, 6 Tree Houses and 10 camp sites. Camp Kwando offers a variety of activities including boat trips on the Kwando River, visits to a traditional village nearby and game drives.
Caprivi Houseboat Safaris
Lodge/Camping close to Katima Mulilo
Located about 6 km east of Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Houseboat Safaris offers accommodation in chalets and on campsites. They also offer safaris on a catered or self-catering basis on camper boats. The boats offer two roof top tents and a bunk bed on the lower deck, and each boat can accommodate up to six guests.
Caprivi River Lodge
Lodge close to Katima Mulilo
Caprivi River Lodge is situated just east of Katima Mulilo at the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The lodge offers different types of accommodation suiting all budgets. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit the nearby famous Victoria Falls and the well-known Chobe National Park.
Chobe Princesses offers accommodation and safaris in 2 luxury Safari Boats. The Boats provide guests with the opportunity to stay overnight within the Chobe National Park. Thus the Chobe Princesses are ideal for birding, game viewing and photo safaris.
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Lodge at the Chobe River
Chobe Savanna Lodge accommodates up to 24 guests in African style thatched chalets, all with private decks and en-suite bathrooms. Facilities include a swimming pool and an open boma area on the banks of the Chobe River, where guests are treated to panoramic views.
Ichingo Chobe River Lodge
Lodge at the Chobe River
Located on Impalila Island, on the Namibian side of the Chobe River, Ichingo Chobe River Lodge offers 8 Meru safari tents with private balconies and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge provides good opportunities to view the abundant wildlife of the Chobe National Park including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck.
Lodge at the Zambezi River
Island View Lodge is situated approximately 30 km east of Katima Mulilo in a sheltered backwater overlooking the Kalimbeza Island. Accommodation at the Lodge is in 14 comfortable and rustic thatched roofed bungalows. Island View Lodge offers 24 campsites overlooking the mighty Zambezi river.
Lodge / Camping at the Zambezi River
Kalizo Lodge meaning "place of safety" is indeed a tranquil safe haven, nestled among the Acacias and Jackleberry’s along the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Kalizo Lodge is a getaway for the entire family and offers much that can be enjoyed by all.
Lodge at the Kwando
After being closed and renovated Lianshulu Lodge is again under new ownership and management. The Lodge consists of of two lodges: Lianshulu Main Lodge and Lianshulu Bush Lodge, both situated in the Mudumu National Park.
Camping at the Kwando
Mavunje Camp is situated in the Caprivi, at the banks of the Kwando River. Mavunje is the base camp of Mashi River Safaris and consists of five campsites. Mashi River Safaris was founded by Dan Stephens in 2010 in order to enrich what the Caprivi has to offer with an idea.
Lodge and camping in the Kwando Game Park
Nambwa Lodge is the only lodge in the Bwabwata National Park. It is constructed in the 300.000 hectar Mayuni Conservancy close to a floodplain of the Kwando river and is home to more than 35 large and small game species. Furthermore the area around Nambwa is well known by ornithologists for over 300 bird species.
Namushasha River Lodge
Lodge and camping at the Kwando
Namushasha River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kwando River in eastern Caprivi about 24 km south of Kongola close to Mudumu and Mamili National Park. The lodge has 24 rooms, a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool as well as a campsite. Game drives and boat cruises are being offered.
Nkasa Lupala Lodge
Tented Lodge in the Mamili National Park
Nkasa Lupala tented lodge is located on the banks of the Kwando-Linyanti river system in the Caprivi. The Lodge offers 10 luxury tents, and activities such as game drive safari in the Nkasa Lulapa NP (Mamili), Mudumu NP and the Wuparo Conservancy.
Cascade Island Lodge
Lodge at the Zambezi
The luxury Cascade Island Lodge (previously known as Ntwala Island Lodge) is located on a private island on the Zambezi river north of the famous Impalila Island. The lodge is close to the phenomenal Chobe National Park and offers only 4 suites. It is very popular as honeymooners location.
Communal Camping close to Ngoma Borderpost between Namibia and Botswana, 50 km south of Katima Mulilo
Susuwe Island Lodge
Lodge at the Kwando
From the management of Susuwe:
During the night of Sunday, 02 August 2015 local fires severely damaged Susuwe Island Lodge. Fortunately, we can advise that despite the intensity of the fire there has been no loss of life and no one was hurt.
Zambezi River Lodge
Hotel in Katima Mulilo
The Zambezi River Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Katima Mulilo. It hosts 42 rooms, a restaurant and bar as well as a swimming pool. A visit to the local traditional market is recommended and the lodge is a good stop over for visitors en route to the Victoria Falls.
Zovu Elephant Lodge
Lodge at the Chobe
Situated at the Chobe River, Zovu Elephant Lodge, offers 10 rooms, a bar and restaurant and a swimming pool. Visitors can often observe large herds of elephants at the river. The Lodge offers boat cruises up the Chobe river, sundowner cruises, game excursions on land and day trips to Vic Falls.