Alan Murphy
Australia AU
Sep 3, 2015 September 3, 2015

Alan Murphy is a Lonely Planet author and expert on Southern Africa and its wildlife. In 2013 he established Roundtrip Foundation. Check out www.roundtripfoundation.org.au.

Category: Best Kept Safari Secrets

The Caprivi Strip in far flung northern Namibia is a wildlife corridor that connects countries and provides some of the country’s best wildlife viewing.

Bordering Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola, but in Namibia, is the geographically improbable Caprivi Strip. The former conflict zone is really a massive wildlife corridor with elephants, for example, spilling over its borders into other countries. Parts of it flood, like the nearby Okavango Delta in Botswana, which attracts plenty of wildlife, and its also a haven for birdlife.

Parks like Bwabwata, Mahango, Mudumu and Mamili are unheralded destinations. They have been decimated of wildlife in the past attributed to the area’s historical difficulties. But in more recent times have been rehabilitated and offer diversity and growing numbers of animals. If you like things a bit rough and ready then the region certainly holds promise.