Holidays to the Caprivi Strip

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.

Caprivi Strip Highlights

  • Lush savannah scenery and floodplains distinct from the rest of Namibia
  • Big game viewing in five protected wilderness areas
  • A birder's paradise
  • Meet the locals and experience traditional village life
  • Luxury lodges and a range of thrilling activities
Sunset drinks at Ntwala Island Lodge on holidays to the Caprivi Strip Elephants at Chobe Safari Lodge Sunset at Ntwala Island Lodge

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.

Selected Caprivi Strip Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Caprivi Strip

Ultimate Botswana and Victoria Falls

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,630 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Zambia
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Caprivi Strip

Okavango Explorer and Zambezi Queen

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,020 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Namibia
Locations
Okavango Delta, Caprivi Strip

3 Country Self Drive Explorer

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,380 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Chobe, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Etosha & Surrounds, Caprivi Strip, Windhoek & Surrounds, Central Highlands

Caprivi Strip Accommmodation

  • Divava Okavango Resort & Spa Client Score: Not yet rated

    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.

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  • Mahangu Safari Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    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.

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  • Nambwa Tented Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    An exclusive lodge set in Namibia's Caprivi Strip.

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  • Namushasha River Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    Larger than most lodges in the area the Namushasha River Lodge over looks a hippo pool and has some great bird watching opportunities.

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  • Nunda River Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    Nunda River Lodge is a great value base from which to explore the western Caprivi Strip.

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  • River Dance Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    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.

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  • Zambezi Queen Client Score: 5

    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.

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  • Nkasa Lupala Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    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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