Caprivi Strip

Caprivi Strip - Namibia

A 280km-long panhandle, Namibia’s Caprivi Strip is a slice of land running between Botswana and Zambia, through northeast Namibia. The Caprivi is named after Leo von Caprivi, a German Chancellor who exchanged the land with the UK in the 1890 exchange for Zanzibar, in order to give Germany access to Tanganyika, now Tanzania.

Because of its odd shape, the Caprivi has been culturally isolated from the rest of the region. The Kavango River runs most of the length of the strip, offering some wonderful game viewing opportunities, house boating and some very good tiger fishing.

Attractions include Popa Falls, where the Kavango River breaks through a rock reef; and an absolute wealth of wildlife - the area supports up to 145 000 elephants at a time in the many national parks that pass through its territory.

Navigable waterways and a feeling of untouched and unspoilt wilderness make this a wonderful and lesser-known natural attraction.

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