Caprivi region in Namibia
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.
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Accommodation in the Caprivi