A vital conduit for southern Africa’s wildlife
The Caprivi Strip provides a vital conduit for southern Africa’s wildlife as it follows ancient migration routes between Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
To the north of Botswana’s Chobe National Park lies the Caprivi, sometimes called the Caprivi Strip (Caprivizipfel). This narrow strip of Namibian territory extends about 450 kilometres eastwards from the Okavango Region, between Botswana to the south, and Angola and Zambia to the north. Well served by rivers the Caprivi is bordered by the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi.
The Caprivi is rich in wildlife, and has a fast growing ecotourism industry providing significant habitat for the critically endangered Wild African Dog as well as a corridor for African elephant moving from Botswana and Namibia into Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Caprivi is home to the Bwabwata, Mudumu and Nkasa Rupara National Parks. In addition to the National Park local communities have established communal conservancies and community forests working with both the Namibian Government and various conservation organisations.
Chobe Savanna Lodge
Caprivi Strip, Namibia
Built on floodplains overlooking the Chobe National Park home to vast herds of elephant and buffalo who congregate on these fertile plains and provide excellent game viewing.