Holidays to Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Protruding from Namibia’s north-eastern corner, the Caprivi Strip borders Angola and Zambia to the north and Botswana to the south. Its rolling hills and evergreen forests are surrounded by the magnificent Okavango, Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and Zambezi Rivers – the latter running downstream to Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls.

Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the varied terrain of this curiously shaped panhandle, which stretches for over 450 kilometres and measures just 32 kilometres at its widest points. Best explored by car, it’s easy to hire a four-wheel drive and set off on your own adventure, or you can join one of the many organised tours through Namibia’s northernmost animal kingdom.

Bursting with vibrant wildlife attracted to its mineral-rich lands, the Caprivi Strip contains several conservation areas and national parks including Nkasa Rupara, Bwabwata and Mudumu. Bwabwata is one of the biggest in the region and combines the old Caprivi and Mahango game reserves. Here you’ll spot some of Africa’s most treasured animals including buffalo, antelope, lions, crocodiles and leopards.

With few fences and boundaries, animals are allowed to roam in relative freedom, which is why the Caprivi Strip is a key African elephant migration route between eastern Angola and Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and the Zambezi floodplains of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Visit between April and October to see hundreds of these majestic creatures migrating across the Chobe River in search of vegetation and water.

The Caprivi Strip contains several areas internationally recognised for their diverse birdlife and support of threatened species. Bird spotters will appreciate the opportunity to see over 430 bird species from the African pygmy goose to the southern ground hornbill.

Adventure seekers will feel at home in the Caprivi Strip. You can have endless fun dirt and quad-biking on dry land or get your feet wet with a wide range of watersports on the area’s rivers and rapids.

If you’re feeling really adventurous there’s no better view of the Caprivi Strip than as you slowly descend from a skydive. Those who like their views with a little less adrenaline can take a scenic flight to fully appreciate the beauty of this stunning landscape and endless horizon.



  • Visit the Nkasa Rupara, Bwabwata and Mudumu parks

  • See African elephants migrate across the Chobe River

  • Spot over 430 species of birds

  • Enjoy adventure sports like jet skiing and skydiving

  • Bask in over 300 days of sunshine a year

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If you’re looking for wide open spaces and an ‘other-worldly-feel’ to your holiday, then Namibia is your best location in southern Africa. I drove from Sossusvlei area all the way to Swakopmund with a friend of mine, where all of a sudden, the desert descends and you reach coast, surrounded by palm trees; it is a phenomenal contrast and gives one a great sense of achievement having driven all that way.

Caprivi Strip trip ideas

Here are some trips that include Caprivi Strip. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you.

Things to do in the Caprivi Strip

Here are some of the things you can do in the Caprivi Strip. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 01483 319 333.

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