Namibia’s Lush Riverine Wilderness
In the far north of Namibia, the Caprivi region provides a stunning contrast to the rest of this arid country. Bordered by Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana this strip of land is transformed into verdant paradise washed by waters of four great perennial African rivers – the Kwando, Kavango, Chobe and the mighty Zambezi. The riverine forests, surrounding woodland, lush floodplains and mazes of reed-lined waterways support an abundance of large and small mammals, as well as a sensational 600 species of birds. There are four beautiful National Parks in the Caprivi, Bwabwata, Mamili, Mudumu and the Mahango. Excellent safari lodges offer game-watching drives and cruises, fly-fishing, guided nature walks and bird-watching excursions.
Caprivi highlights include:
• Game-watching in the National Parks of the Caprivi with opportunities to see Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo, as well as a host antelope
• Scenic boat cruises on the Kavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers offering fantastic views of animals and birds along the riverbanks
• Experiencing a taste of traditional life in the Caprivi at the Living Museum of Mafwe People
• Bird-watching in this abundant area with opportunities to ‘special’s such as the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl
• Fly-Fishing for Tigerfish and various species of bream