Safari Lodges in Caprivi Strip

Kavango region

Divava Okavango Lodge and Spa
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The exclusive Divava Okavango Lodge and Spa nestled in the Caprivi region of Namibia, Southern Africa. Located amongst majestic trees on the banks of the mighty Okavango River, the lodge ...
ADDRESS: District road TransCaprivi Highway (B8), Bagani Area
N$1,140
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Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge by Marriott
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Situated on the banks of the breathtaking Zambezi River, the three-star Protea Hotel Zambezi River provides comfortable rooms for guests. This hotel in Namibia, Southern Africa, offers the ...
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ADDRESS: Ngoma Road, Katima Mulilo

The Caprivi Strip also is known as the Okavango Strip is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards about 450 km.  The  Caprivi Strip in Namibia is between Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and Okavango to the west.   The Caprivi is flanked by the Okavango river, Kwando River, Chobe River and Zambezi river. Caprivi's largest settlement is the town of Katima Mulilo. The Caprivi Strip is administratively divided between the eastern Caprivi Region and the western Okavango Region.

Inhabitants of the Caprivi Strip speak some African languages. Most of the languages spoken in this region of Namibia are Bantu although there is also at least one language in the northwest of the strip which is a Khoisan language: Hukwe. The Bantu languages include Yeyi, Mbukushu, Gciriku, Fwe, Totela, and Subiya.  A majority in the Caprivi Strip, especially in the capital town of Katima Mulilo, speak Lozi as a lingua franca. Many people living here also speak some English and Afrikaans.

The region of the Caprivi Strip in Namibia is rich in wildlife and is home to precious mineral deposits. Essential to the government of Namibia is that the Caprivi Strip is access to the Zambezi River and route to Africa's East Coast.

However, the variances of the river level, the various rapids, the presence of the Victoria Falls downstream and the continued political uncertainty in this area make this use of the Caprivi Strip unlikely  Within Namibia the Caprivi Strip provides significant habitat for the critically endangered Wild African Dog, Lycaon pictus.

  • The Caprivi Strip is also known as the Okavango Strip
  • The Caprivi is a narrow protrusion of Namibia eastwards about 450 km
  • It is located between Botswana on the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and the Okavango Region to the west
  • The Caprivi Strip  is bordered by the Okavango river, Kwando River, Chobe River and Zambezi river
  • Caprivi's largest settlement is the town of Katima Mulilo
  • The region of the Caprivi Strip in Namibia is rich in wildlife and is home to precious mineral resources
  • This region of Namibia provides significant habitat for the critically endangered Wild African Dog (Lycaon pictus)