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.

Sunset drinks at Ntwala Island Lodge on holidays to the Caprivi Strip Elephants at Chobe Safari Lodge Sunset at Ntwala Island Lodge

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

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

All Namibia Itineraries
Exterior shot of the Zambezi Queen

Okavango Explorer and Zambezi Queen

Days
8
Cost Per Person
From $4,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Namibia
Locations
Okavango Delta, Caprivi Strip
Leopard at Kings Pool Camp - Photo by Dana Allen

Ultimate Botswana and Victoria Falls

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $10,500 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
Zambia
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Caprivi Strip

Caprivi Strip Accommmodation

All Namibia accommodations
  • Divava Okavango Resort & Spa
    Divava - Lounge

    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.

  • Mahangu Safari Lodge
    Boat

    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.

  • Namushasha River Lodge
    Namushasha-River-Lodge - lodge exterior aerial

    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
    nunda - chalets from the river.JPG

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

  • Zambezi Queen
    Dining

    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.

  • Nkasa Lupala Lodge
    NkasaLupala - tent exterior

    An eco-friendly lodge offering those with a sense of adventure the perfect, wilderness location from which to explore the Nkasa Lupala National Park.