Formerly known as the Caprivi Strip, the Zambezi Region was renamed in 2014 to reflect the natural ecosystem of this highly fertile strip of land in the very north of Namibia, which branches eastwards to border Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. The Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti, and Zambezi Rivers all feed off and into the Zambezi Region making it a wetland paradise full of fantastic birdlife and attracting a broad array of southern Africa’s wildlife species, including elephant, buffalo, lion, roan, kudu, zebra, while populations of sitatunga and red lechwe, while spotted-necked otter, hippo and crocodile inhabit the waterways.Enquire Now
There are four national parks in the Zambezi Region, and the area is developing to further accommodate tourists who are beginning to visit this remote and untouched area more often. It remains a secretive safari spot where specialised species can be spotted and tranquility can be found. Papyrus swamps, channels, reed beds, ox-bow lakes and tree-covered islands dominate Nkasa Rupara National Park, while dense savannah and mopane woodlands bordering the Kwando River in Mudumu National Park make it a wildlife haven. Popa Game Park is characterised by rushing water on the Okavango River and it is a known hotspot for anglers who come here to chase tiger fish among others. Finally, opposite Popa is Bwabwata, which is a sanctuary to 35 large game species and over 400 birds. Worth a visit indeed!