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.
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