About Caprivi

The Caprivi is a thin strip of land that makes up the northeast region of Namibia. This area of the country has many unique characteristics: 6 tribes call the area home; it shares its borders with Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Angola; it is surrounded by the perennial Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti, and Zambezi rivers and is home to Bwabwata, Nkasa Rupara, Mudumu, and Mahango National Parks.

Albeit a gateway to all these regions, there are few developed towns in this area, but small subsistence villages are plentiful. The Caprivi’s appeal lies in the untouched nature of its surroundings. The region’s capital town is Katima Mulilo, located on the banks of the Zambezi River.

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Best time to visit

The Zambezi Region (formerly Caprivi Strip) can be visited throughout the year, but the best time for wildlife viewing is in the dry winter months from June to September. At this time water is scarce and animals gather around the few remaining water sources. The vegetation is also thinner during these months, which makes it easier to spot wildlife.


The Zambezi Region has some magnificent permanent marshes and is flooded part of the year. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant in the rivers and antelope such as waterbuck, red lechwe, and the rare semi-aquatic sitatunga thrive in the marshes. There is plenty of food for resident lions and wild dogs often roam this area as well.

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