The 6 Best Things to Do in Caprivi Region, Namibia

July 30, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

The Zambezi Region, until 2013 known as the Caprivi Region, is one of the 14 regions of Namibia, located in the extreme north-east of the country. It is largely concurrent with the Caprivi Strip and takes its name from the Zambezi River that runs along its border. Katima Mulilo is its capital and the largest city, the Governor is Lawrence Sampofu

1. Mahango Game Reserve

Bwabwata National Park, Namibia +264 67 304 716
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Mahango Game Reserve

Reviewed By JAKTracks - Roodepoort, South Africa

We saw was so many animals in a short space of time, most of the animal were on the eastern side along the river, the western side the road is very sandy. At the water hole a large herd of elephants congregated around the watering hole. bird life is also in abundance managed to tick off so lifers.

2. Mamili National Park

Namibia +264 61 28 4211
Excellent
56%
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28%
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4 based on 46 reviews

Mamili National Park

Reviewed By ValentinaV243 - New York

Namibia collects all the possible landscaper you can imagine: see, dunes, Mountains, Deserts, salted pans, bushlands and Mamili is the wetland. Not so famous as Botswana's Okavango delta, less touristic, but really beautiful!

3. Impalila Island

Chobe River, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Excellent
48%
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30%
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4 based on 26 reviews

Impalila Island

Reviewed By BBHH2014 - Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I visited Impalila Island for one day (19 July) more by small boat than on foot and am glad for that. The inner part of the island is mostly rocks strewn about with lots of trash, unfortunately. You have to go to Namibia customs to get on the island but the Customs office is 200 m up a rocky hill. What is up with that? Why doesn't the customs office meet people as they get off the various boats that transport people to the island each day? No older or infirmed person could ever make it to the customs office, let alone the rest of the island which looks like a moonscape. The outer edges, however are green and make a nice boat trip. Book via Steenbok Safari in Kasane.

4. Buffalo Core Area

Bwabwata National Park, Namibia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Buffalo Core Area

Reviewed By djpend - Preston, United Kingdom

A short distance on the right travelling east from Divundo. There are the remains of a big South African camp from the Angolan war. The rough tracks take you down to the river. We saw water buffalo, kudu, and a variety of bird life including fish eagles and hornbills. Needs 4WD and a lot of care but very rewarding.

5. Mafwe Living Museum

3502 Simgalamwe, 15 Km North of Kongola, On Route D, Kongola, Namibia +264 81 762 9020
Excellent
43%
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4 based on 12 reviews

Mafwe Living Museum

Reviewed By WolfyP - Granby, Canada

The Mafwe Living Museum is one of 5 living museums sponsored by the Living Culture Foundation Namibia. The three goals of these museums are to conserve and transfer traditional cultures, to create an income source in local areas and to develop a cultural and intercultural educational institution.
There are several options for your visit, we had the shorter visit with songs, dances, demonstrations of trapping and fishing, starting a fire, making of clothes and tools, and also traditional games.
The performers were very happy to show us their culture as soon as they sensed we had a genuine interest in it.
There is a shed on site where you can buy traditional handicraft. The sellers do not put any pressure on you to buy.
By going there you help a local community where there are very few employment opportunities besides subsistance farming. It is also a way to keep the younger generation attached to and proud of their culture by showing that people from far away come to appreciate what their ancestors did to survive.
To get there turn north on D3502 about 1.7 km west of the intersection of B8 and C49. The road was being completely rebuilt when we went there in May 2014 and you should not need a 4X4. In the village of Singalamwe stay left at the fork in the road near the school and after 200 metres you're there. It is supposed to be signposted, but due to the road construction when we were there the signs had been taken down.

6. Photo Club Zambezi

Ngoma Raod | Hippo Lodge, Katima Mulilo, Namibia
Photo Club Zambezi

ENJOY THE FUN OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY At the Photo Club Zambezi on Hippo Lodge, photographic beginners, nature-loving amateur photographers, ambitious amateurs or those who want to become one, enjoy the fun of photographing wild animals in beautiful African nature. Namibia is a land of breath-taking impressions to capture - in the heart and in images. Especially the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi Strip) with its breath-taking river landscapes and an extraordinary biodiversity enchants anyone who has experienced it once. Close to Katima Mulilo, right on the mighty Zambezi River, Hippo Lodge's 12-hectare site with its ancient camel thorn and fig trees is a birdwatchers paradise. More than 400 species of birds can be seen in the area around Hippo Lodge. Discover in small groups, together with our professional experienced photographers pure wildlife and get practical tips and suggestions for expressive photos. Meet like-minded people and exchange experiences with others.

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