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Caprivi Region MapCaprivi 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.

Birdlife in the Caprivi

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


Caprivi Mutoya LodgeDouble Bed Chalet © Caprivi Mutoya Lodge

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.

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Baobab CampsiteBaobab Campsite at the Mafwe Living Museum

Baobab Campsite

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.

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Camp Kwando - Camp in the CapriviCamp Kwando in the Caprivi © Camp Kwando

Camp Kwando

Lodge in the Caprivi

Camp Kwando, situated in the Caprivi, offers 3 different kinds of accommodation: 13 thatched roof Island Tents, 6 Luxury Chalets 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.

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Caprivi Houseboat SafariHouseboat on the Zambezi at sunset - Copyright © Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

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.

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Caprivi River LodgeCaprivi River Lodge

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.

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Ichobezi SafariboatChobe Princesses - Copyright © Zambezi Queen Collection

Chobe Princesses

Houseboat Lodge

Chobe Princesses offers accommodation and safaris in three luxury Safari boats. The boats provide guests with the opportunity to stay overnight within the incredible Chobe National Park. Thus the Chobe Princesses are ideal for birding, game viewing and photo safaris.

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Chobe River CampChobe River Camp © Gondwana Collection

Chobe River Camp

Lodge and camping in the Caprivi

Chobe River Camp, formerly known as Camp Chobe, is situated north east of Ngoma border post on the banks of the Chobe River overlooking the Chobe National Park. Chobe River Camp offers 20 tented chalets with shady, veranda, en-suite bathrooms and showers as well as a nice camping ground with 6 campsites with barbeque facilities and shared ablutions. 

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Chobe Savanna LodgeMain buidling Chobe Savanna Lodge - Copyright © Desert & Delta 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.

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Ichingo LodgeIchingo Chobe River Lodge - Copyright © Zambezi Queen Collection

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.

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JackalberryReception and restaurant © Jackalberry Tented Camp

Jackalberry Tented Camp

Luxury Tented Lodge in the Nkasa Rupara National Park

Jackalberry Tented Camp is located in the marsh area of the Linyanti River in the Caprivi - know for its abundance of wildlife. With only 4 luxury tents the camp guarantees an exclusive service. The area is not fenced and free roaming game can be watched from close distances.

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Kazile Island LodgeLodge on Kazile Island © Kazile Island Lodge

Kazile Island Lodge

Lodge in the Bwabwata National Park

Kazile Island Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in the Bwabwata National Park. The lodge comprises ten luxury tents overlooking the Kwando river and the floodplains of the popular horseshoe lagoon. The lodge is located on Kazile island, a private island which can only be reached by boat.

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Lianshulu LodgeLianshulu Lodge at sunset © Caprivi Collection

Lianshulu Lodge

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.

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Mavunje CampMavunje Camp - Copyright © Mashi River Safaris

Mavunje Camp

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.

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Nambwa Lagoon CampTents of Nambwa Lagoon Camp - Copyright © African Monarch

Nambwa Lagoon Camp

Tented Camp in the Bwabwata National Park

Nambwa Lagoon Camp is situated close to Nambwa Lodge on the Nambwa Island within the Bwabwata National Park. Nambwa Lagoon Camp offers five Meru style tents build on platforms along the backwaters of the Kwando River

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Nambwa LodgeFloodplain lounge area - Copyright © African Monarch

Nambwa Lodge

Lodge and camping in the Kwando Game Park

Nambwa Lodge, together with Nambwa Lagoon Camp, is the only lodge in the Bwabwata National Park. Nambwa is situated on the Nambwa Island, north of the famous horseshoe, one of the largest elephant gathering areas in Namibia.

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Namushasha River LodgeNamushasha River Lodge - Copyright © Gondwana Collection

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 25 rooms, 4 fully-equipped, self-catering tents, a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool as well as a campsite. Game drives and boat cruises are being offered.

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Nkasa Lupala LodgeLuxury tents - Copyright © Nkasa Lupala Lodge

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.

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Caprivi River LodgeCaprivi River Lodge

Salambala Campsite

Communal camping

Communal Camping close to Ngoma Borderpost between Namibia and Botswana, 50 km south of Katima Mulilo

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Sharwimbo mainSharwimbo River Camp at the Kwando © Sharwimbo River Camp

Sharwimbo River Camp

Selfcatering accommodation and camping in the Caprivi

Sharwimbo River Camp is situated within the Mashi Conservancy in the Zambezi Region. The 15 en-suite tented chalets were built on a hillock, granting each direct views onto the Kwando River. Every chalet is equipped for self-catering. The camp also offers 5 campsites and a refreshing swimming pool.

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Susuwe Island LodgeSusuwe Island Lodge bungalow - Copyright © Susuwe Island Lodge

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.

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Zambezi Mubala LodgeKalizo Mubala Lodge Pool © Zambezi Mubala Lodge

Zambezi Mubala Lodge & Camp

Lodge / Camping at the Zambezi River

The Zambezi Mubala Lodge & Camp forms part of the Gondwana Colletion and is located - as the name already indicates - right on the shores of the Zambezi River.

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Zambezi River LodgeZambezi River Lodge pool area - Copyright © Protea Hotels

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.

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Zovu Elephant LodgeTwin room - Copyright © Zovu Elephant Lodge

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.

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