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Travel Region Zambezi (Caprivi)

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Located in Namibia :: Four Nations
Category: Places :: Travel Region

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IN 2013, A LARGE PART OF THE AREA formerly known as the Caprivi Strip was renamed Zambezi. This region stretches out like an arm between Angola, Zambia and Botswana, touching Zimbabwe at the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. It’s a tropical area hosting an array of wildlife and bird species, and offers great fishing.

The area is characterised by an abundance of water, wetlands, large floodplains and thick Mopani woodland. Bwabwata, Nkasa Rupala and Muduma National Parks as well as the Kwando Core Area of the Bwabwata National Park, are the major conservation areas in the Zambezi region. The Bwabwata National Park falls in both the Zambezi and Kavango region, you can read more about this park on page 194 and 342. Be aware that hunting concessions were giving to the local community so this activity takes place, especially in the Buffalo and Kwando Core Areas of Bwabwata. All the parks are well worth a visit and, with over 600 bird species, are a real paradise for bird watchers. Game is plentiful and hippos and crocodiles laze around on the riverbanks.

There are countless fishing camps and lodges along the Zambezi, Kwando and Linyanti Rivers, offering a variety of activities. These rivers define Namibia’s borders with Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola.

The Zambezi region is also a gateway to the Okavango Delta and national parks such as Chobe and Moremi in Botswana, and the famous Victoria Falls on the Zambia / Zimbabwe border.

Katima Mulilo is the main town in this region and offers essential services to tourists. Visitors should take malaria precautions when visiting this region.

Major Attractions:
At Horseshoe Bend in the Bwabwata National Park an oxbow lake was formed in the Kwando River which attracts big herds of elephant and other game.
Mudumu National Park.
Nkasa Rupala National Park.
Nambwa Community Camp offers a variety of activities like boat trips.
Visitors can buy lovely baskets and traditional axes at Lipiri Crafts.
At the craft shop in Kongola you will find baskets, carvings, jewellery and natural remedies.
The Living Museum of the Mafwe is a village where guests can experience the traditional culture of the Mafwe people.
Lizauli Traditional Village offers visitors an insight into the Caprivian lifestyle.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Zambezi (Caprivi), Namibia
Postal :  Private Bag 13378, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Contact :  Namibia Wildlife Resorts
Tel :  +264(0)61 285 7200
Fax :  +264(0)61 224 900
Email :  Click Here

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Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, 4WD Trails, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing, Makoro Trips, Boat Trips, Bird Watching, Photography

Travelling Information

Petrol costs are from R8.99 to R9.79 per litre. (25-Aug-11).

Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia. Cash, Debit and Credit cards are legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. Therefore you are advised to either carry cash or ensure that the filling stations you intend to use will accept your Debit or Credit card. (Feb-2014).

A traveller reported travelling here in August and September (delta, Chobe and Zambezi region). They were few mosquitoes but still took Malaria medication (Doxycycline) just in case. It is advisable to take malaria medication, even if going for a short while. (2014).


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