This is one of the up-and-coming wildlife destinations in Namibia. It’s been overlooked so often but got so much to offer.

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The Zambezi Region was previously known as the Caprivi strip, it was named after the German chancellor, Leo von Caprivi. The Caprivi strip also has a quadripoint which is a point that touches the border of four distinct territories. Also known as the “four corners of Africa.” Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe all meet at the eastern end of the Caprivi Strip. The Caprivi Strip is 280 miles long.

There are so many things to do in the Zambezi Region, here are just a few things you should have on your itinerary when visiting the region.

Things to do in Zambezi Region: 

You can do Safaris, Boat cruises, Village walks, and Fishing while in the region. There is something for everyone.

Places to visit in the Zambezi Region: 

1. Bwabwata National Park

A part of this national park is named Kwando Core area and it has a variety of wild animals and exceptional views you will enjoy. They offer game drives.

Animals to see – Elephant, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, African wild dog, lechwe, sitatunga, and reedbuck.

2. Mafwe Living Museum 

This is an actual open Museum where Travelers can discover a lot about the Mafwe people’s traditional culture and way of life. With tremendous dedication, the Mafwe describe and exhibit their customs, and a guide translates into English.

3. Nkasa Rupora  National Park

This park was formerly known as the Mamili National Park and is one of the smaller game parks in Namibia.

Animals to see – Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Crocodile, Hippo, a lot of rare antelope species, and 400 bird species.

4. Mahango Game Reserve

This is another part of the Bwabwata National Park on the western side.

Animals to see –  Elephant, buffalo, common reedbuck, red lechwe, zebra, giraffe, crocodile, and hippo.

5. Popa Falls National Park

This is the smallest game park with a variety of over 400 bird species.

Animals to see –  Crocodile, Hippo, Vervet Monkey, Broad-head catfish, and Oscillated Spiny Eel. The 417 bird species recorded here include Slaty Egret, Saddle-billed Stork, Bat Hawk, Western Banded Snake-Eagle, Collared Pratincole, and Heuglin’s Robin.

6. Mudumu National Park

It is known for its unusual landscapes in Namibia: rivers, reed islands, and flat areas without any natural elevation.

Animals to see –  Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Crocodile, Hippo, a lot of rare antelope species, and 400 bird species.

7. Katima Mulilo

This is the border town to Zambia and the regional capital of Caprivi or Zambezi Region. The town has a lot of interesting history you can study. If you are planning on visiting Victoria falls, this could be your starting point as well.

Where to stay in the Zambezi Region: 

1. Chobe Savanna Lodge 
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Address:  Chobe Savanna East Caprivi Namibia

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Contact:  +27 83 602 5258

Website:  https://chobesavannalodge.com/

Activities:  Fishing, Boat Excursions on the Chobe, Cultural Village Visits, and African wildlife along the river’s edge.

2. Inchingo Chobe River Lodge 
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Address:  Impalila Island, Chobe River

Contact:  +27 21 715 2412

Website:  https://zqcollection.com/ichingo-chobe-river-lodge/

Activities:  Game Viewing, Bird Watching, Sundowner Cruises, Excursions to Victoria Falls or the Chobe National Park

3. Caprivi Mutoya Lodge 

Address:  Kalimbeza Road, Katima Mulilo

Contact:  081 287 5438

Website:  http://www.caprivimutoyalodge.com/

Activities: Canoes, Boat outings, Fishing, Sundowners, and Birdwatching.

4. Camp Kwando 
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Address:  25 KM South of Kongola, Kongola Namibia

Contact:  081 149 1435

Website:  http://campkwando.com/

Activities:  Boat trips / Game drives, Traditional village, Fishing, and Mokoro drive

5. Ngepi Camp 
Copyright © Ngepi Camp

Address:  Divundu Kavango Namibia

Contact:  066 259 903

Website:  https://ngepicamp.com/

Activities:  Guided walks, Birding, Traditional village, and Crocodile-safe swimming in the Okavango

 

These are some of the other places you can check out too:
Caprivi Houseboat Safari, Caprivi River Lodge, Chobe Princess, Chobe River Camp, Jackalberry Tented Camp, Kazile Island Lodge, Lianshulu Lodge, Mavunje Camp, Nambwa Lagoon Camp, Nambwa Lodge, Namushasha River Lodge, Nkasa Lupala Lodge, Salambala Campsite, Sharwimbo River Camp, Susuwe Island Lodge, Zambezi Mubala Lodge & Camp, Zambezi River Lodge, Zovu Elephant Lodge

 

 

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