The Caprivi Strip is a narrow strip of land in the far northeast of Namibia, about 400 kilometers long. The East Caprivi bordered by the Kwando, Linyanti, Chobe and Zambezi Rivers is a region of swamps and flood plains.
It was obtained from Great Britain by Germany in 1890 to give German South West Africa (now Namibia) access to the Zambezi River west of Victoria Falls. The Caprivi is the wettest region in Namibia with its high rainfall and a number of major rivers like the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi; all of them originating from Angola and draining an enormous area. There are also some smaller rivers like the Linyanti and the Chobe.
Wildlife is typical of central Africa rather than southern Africa. It includes African buffalo, elephant, hippo,lion, kudu, buffalo, leopard, bush pig, duiker, warthog, black-backed jackal, common impala, red lechwe, roan, sable, sitatunga and tsessebe.
Other species include puce, reedbuck and waterbuck, spotted hyaena, crocodile, plains zebra, interesting bird life, tiger fish, catfish, various tilapia fish species.
The area varies from the vast swamps along the river in the east, to Mopani woodlands in the west. Most of the hunting takes place along the river on the multiple islands, using a boat to move from one island to the next, and hunting thereafter is on foot. The primary trophy animal in these conservancy’s is old buffalo bulls, elephant, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck and bushpig.
Due to the abundance of water the Caprivi is a bird watchers paradise, with birds such as goliath herons, multiple duck and goose species, as well as all the kingfishes and bee eaters occurring in the area. Depending on the time of the year, excellent fishing for different bream species, pike and catfish is also available.
The Conservancys can be reached either by car (about 11-14 hours from Windhoek) or by air with daily flights with Air Namibia from Windhoek to Katima Mulilo.
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