The lush savannah area of the Caprivi Strip is a dramatic contrast to the rest of Namibia. Stretching eastwards to the border junction of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia this 450km strip of land is a wetland paradise with broad perennial rivers fringed by papyrus and palm trees. Being so close to the borders of so many stunning countries, hopping across to Botswana and beyond is easy and enhances a trip to the Caprivi.
The land stretches out over lush floodplains and woodlands, and due to this permanent water wildlife here is rife. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, wild dog and antelope in great numbers. Almost 70% of the bird species found in Namibia have been recorded in the Caprivi and it is also a popular fishing destination.
There are five protected areas within the Caprivi Strip and in all of them you'll find big game. Luxury lodges here provide excellent activities including boat cruises, guided island walks, fly fishing, birding, cultural village visits and sunset cruises.
Holidays to the Caprivi Strip can be a great opportunity to meet the many and varied peoples of Namibia and experience village life. Towns in the region are small but the people who populate them are naturally warm and welcoming. Their way of life is a traditional one and meeting them will be an unforgettable part of a trip to the area.
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Located 2 km downstream from Popa Falls in the Caprivi Strip, this lodge has wonderful views over the Okavango River from the large private terraces of each chalet.
A quaint and comfortable, well-priced lodge overlooking the Kavango River, a great base from which to explore the Mahango National Park and the West Caprivi National Park.
An exclusive lodge set in Namibia's Caprivi Strip.
Larger than most lodges in the area the Namushasha River Lodge over looks a hippo pool and has some great bird watching opportunities.
Nunda River Lodge is a great value base from which to explore the western Caprivi Strip.
River Dance Lodge is a small and friendly lodge offering privacy and seclusion along the banks of the Okavango River and near to Popa Falls, the Bwabwata National Park and the Mahango Game Reserve.
A captivating sight, the Zambezi Queen is a floating hotel gracing the waters of the Chobe River with crisp white lines, standing bold against the stunning backdrop of the Chobe National Park.
An eco-friendly lodge offering those with a sense of adventure the perfect, wilderness location from which to explore the Nkasa Lupala National Park.
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