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Zambezi Region (former Caprivi Strip)


The former Caprivi Strip (today Zambezi region), is a bulge in the northeast of Namibia. Drawing the border and naming it after Leo von Caprivi, it dates back to the colonial prehistory of the country as German South-West Africa.

The Caprivi is the most water-rich region in Namibia. The area is surrounded by the Okavango, ,Kwando, and Zambezi rivers, all of which originate in Angola. In addition, there are also rivers such as the Linyanti and the Chobe.

The abundance of water in the Caprivi ensures an immeasurable wildlife population, in addition, to a large number of elephants. Although there are no border fences, the game is protected and allows the animals to move relatively undisturbed to the neighboring countries of Botswana and Zambia.

The entire western Caprivi is now a wildlife sanctuary. In 2002, the former Mahango Game Park and the West Caprivi Game Park were combined to form the Bwabwata National Park. In East Caprivi there are two other game reserves, Mudumo National Park and the wide-ranging Mamili National Park

Both national parks are home mainly to large population to elephants, but also rare antelope species, zebras, hippos, crocodiles and over 430 bird species.


Nature / game drives
Boat cruises
Traditional Village visit


Tours available in Zambezi Region (former Caprivi Strip)

N$ 95 965.00 /person
16 Days / 15 Nights
A journey that takes you to the dunes at Sossusvlei and our coastal area of Swakopmund. Heading north into Damarland and the UNESCO heritage sight of Twyfelfontein with it’...
Tourist watching an elephant in Botswana
N$ 42 810.00 /person
15 Days / 14 Nights
Travel from the central highlands of Windhoek to the Namib Desert and world renown Sossusvlei.  To the Atlantic Ocean and Namibia’s Skeleton Coast,  on to Etosha...

Accommodation available in Zambezi Region (former Caprivi Strip)

Zambezi 2
Set on the banks of the Zambezi River bordering Katima Mulilo in the Eastern Caprivi , this hotel is ideal for an overnight stay en-route to the many tourist destinations in the area. Protea Hotel ...
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Namushasha 5
Namushasha River Lodge celebrates the wonders of the Zambezi water world with accommodation fit for a king. There’s a magic, a feeling or a charm that enraptures you in these northern realms....
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N$2 735.00
Zambezi Mubala Lodge 3
Zambezi Mubala is a secret river hideaway where water laps the shores of the mighty Zambezi, hippos laugh and the calls of fish eagles pierce the vast blue sky. Leave your vehicle at Zambezi Mubala...
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N$2 735.00
Zambezi Mubala Camp 2
Forty kilometres east of Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Mubala Camp is tucked away under a canopy of green, this camp provides the creature comforts for the city-slickers without taking away from the outdo...
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Caprivi River Lodge 3
The Caprivi “Namibia’s wetland paradise” is surrounded by the Kavango, Kwando, Zambezi and the Chobe Rivers with their swamps and floodplains. Caprivi River Lodge is ideally situated almost in the ...
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N$1 440.00
Caprivi Mutoya Lodge 3
Caprivi Mutoya Lodge is an intimate owner run lodge situated on the banks of a large Zambezi backwater, only 24kms from Katima Mulilo.
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N$1 065.00
Caprivi Houseoat safaris 8
Caprivi Houseboat Safaris’ Lodge is an exclusive lodge nestled amid a lush green garden on the banks of the Zambezi River, a few kilometers east of Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi region of Namibia, o...
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Camp Kwando 2
Nestled on the banks of the Kwando river (Zambezi Region – Caprivi, Namibia), Camp Kwando invites you to come and explore the hidden treasures of an untamed land. Capture the spirit of the African ...
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N$1 060.00