The blue water of the Zambezi Region, formerly known as the Caprivi Strip

Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) Tours and Travels

About Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Located on the banks of the Zambezi river is the Zambezi Region, previously known as the Caprivi Strip. In 2013 the area was renamed in order to completely eradicate the final traces of German colonialism. Namibia suffered terribly at the hands of the Germans and lost a large proportion of its population. It then fell under South African apartheid rule. The move to rename this traveller hotspot shows the country truly embracing its independence and also illustrates how far the country has progressed since those darker days.

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Four permanent rivers surround the area - Chobe, Zambezi, Linyanti and Kwando, each contributing to creating the lush, verdant scenery that stretches out as far as the eye can see. Riverine woodlands and wetlands are two notable features of the landscape here and the region can be compared to the Okavango Delta in neighbouring Botswana. Under South African rule the wildlife here dwindled dramatically. Fortunately, since the departure of the soldiers decades ago, the animal population in the region has recovered almost completely. Four of the Big 5 can be seen (the hippo is yet to be found), making it an excellent spot for game viewing.

There are several National Parks in and around the Zambezi Region including Bwabwata, Mudumu, Mahango and Nkasa Rupara, all of which offer excellent safari opportunities as well as the chance to further explore this beautiful and fruitful area. For a more educational visit, read up on the turbulent history of the area. When the Germans arrived here they were looking for a water route to the Indian Ocean, thus seizing this stretch of water. Unfortunately for them, Victoria Falls got in the way.

Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) Tours

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Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) Hotels

If you are planning a Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip) holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Camp Chobe Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Offering a unique position on the Chobe River on the Namibian side, Camp Chobe is a private and eco friendly resort that uses solar power for all of its lighting. Stay in tented en suite accommodation and absorb the sights and sounds of the wildlife all around. Taking a boat trip out on the river is the best way to get up close with some of the amazing wildlife including elephants, buffalo, zebras and much much more. Uniquely located on the Namibian side of the River Chobe, a side that does not attract huge hordes of visitors.

Camp Kwando Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

A beautiful African style camp, Camp Kwando has thatched island tents and chalets on stilts. All rooms are well appointed including en suite facilities and a private deck. Meals are served just by the river and it is possible to see resident crocodiles and hippos pass by. Jump in the outdoor pool for a refreshing dip between game drives. The camp is located on the banks of the Kwando river in the Eastern Zambezi region.

Hakusembe River Lodge Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Comprising several individual bungalows, the Hakusembe River Lodge is a delightful property that sits on the banks of the river which marks the border between Namibia and Angola. Each of the rooms fuses contemporary design with traditional African decor, providing a stylish and comfortable living space for guests. The lodge has an outdoor pool, nestled within its lush gardens, a gift shop and a restaurant. When not busy on safari, guests can indulge in a stroll through the surrounding jungle or a spot of fishing.

Kaisosi River Lodge Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

On the banks of the Okavango River, Kaisosi River Lodge consists of a number of beautiful thatched chalets. All chalets are comfortable with en suite facilities and have private terraces or balconies. There are two outdoor pools to enjoy as well as a friendly bar area. Delicious meals are served in the restaurant or for that special occasion why not take advantage of the floating breakfast on the river option. The lodge enjoys the perfect position on the Okavango River near the Caprivi Street.

Lianshulu Lodge Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

The stylish accommodation embraces generously spaced, individually styled and tastefully furnished chalets, each with a private bathroom and secluded, outside viewing deck. The views from the lodge are utterly breathtaking and the spectacle of the setting sun each evening more than makes the trip worth the time. The are also dozens of beautiful birds and animals that wander around freely. The lodge overlooks the Kwando River and is situated on a private concession inside the Mudumu National Park.

Mazambala Island Lodge Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Mazambala Island Lodge is an oasis of peace and tranquility. This lush tropical paradise offers comfortable accommodation in traditional thatched bungalows. There is also a campsite on the banks of the Kwando River, which is accessible via boat from the main lodge. The restaurant in the main area is for the use of both bungalow and campsite dwellers. The lodge is situated on an island in the flood plain of the Kwando River amidst palms and towering "sausage trees".

Namushasha River Lodge Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Overlooking the mighty Zambezi River, the Namushasha River Lodge is a luxurious accommodation that allows its guests to feel fully immersed in the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds them. The bungalows each have beautiful granite tiled floors and plush beds, draped with elegant mosquito nets. There is a restaurant onsite that serves an excellent selection mouth-watering dishes. After filling up, guests can watch the sunset from the pool as they sip a refreshing sundowner. This is the perfect accommodation for anyone who wants to experience the bush in style.

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