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Caprivi Strip in Namibia

Caprivi is a narrow strip of land in the far north east of Namibia. About 400 km long, it protrudes from the rest of the country like a finger, and has a very unique history and shares borders with 4 other countries.

This is by far the wettest region of Namibia and consists mostly of extensive wetlands, floodplains, woodlands and rivers resembling Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Spectacular herds of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe and reedbuck are among the highlights of any game viewing experience in the Caprivi Strip and the rivers are full of large crocodiles and families of hippopotami.

There are four smallish national parks in the Caprivi Strip including Bwabwata, Mamili, Mudumu and Mahango all of which have big game.

There are over 450 species of bird occurring here – including some of Africa’s rarest. The area attracts many migrants and the variety of habitats offer specials such as Pels fishing owl, rock pratincole, African ...

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WHY VISIT Caprivi Strip

  • Good big game viewing
  • Easily accessible from neighbouring countries
  • Excellent fishing on the many rivers
  • Very different to the rest of Namibia
  • Good range of safari activities including boat safaris.
  • Superb birding destination

ACCOMMODATION IN Caprivi Strip

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

There are currently no pre-designed tours visiting Caprivi Strip. Please note that we display these more for ideas and work closely with our clients to create tailor made safari holidays. Please call our expert consultants who will be happy to create something unique to your interests.


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PLACES TO GO IN Caprivi Strip

Most visitors to this area stay in safari lodges and houseboats located along the Chobe River opposite Botswana’s Chobe Game Reserve.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The best months are the dry season months from April to October when it is dry and wildlife comes to the permanent water sources to drink. Most lodges are open year round and it is cheaper to visit at other times. The birding is best from November to March.

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DRY SEASON

June sees warm sunny days and cool nights, through to August. The bush is dry and game viewing excellent. Hot sunny days and warm nights develop in September and through to October, the bush remains dry and vegetation is dwindling. Game viewing is outstanding. By November the temperature increases, days are hot and storm clouds brew whilst light showers begin. December is usually the hottest month, rains become more frequent and the atmosphere quite humid. Game viewing is outstanding

green SEASON

January and February is very hot with some occasional rain storms. Game viewing is fairly good. March becomes slightly cooler, occasional rain storms continue. April sees the trees fruiting, nights are cooler and days warm with some early morning mist. The bush begins to dry out in May and hence game viewing is improving with comfortable temperatures.

SHOULDER SEASON

The main rainy season is between February and April, however rainfall is highly variable, and droughts are common. When visiting the coastal areas it is worth noting that during winter (June- August) occasionally a condition known as Berg wind occurs, this is a hot dry wind blowing from the inland to the coast and due to desert that lies behind the coast, these winds can develop into sand storms.



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