Safari Secret: Caprivi Strip in Namibia
Alan is a travel writer and author of over 20 Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Southern Africa and Zambia & Malawi.
The Caprivi Strip
The Caprivi Strip in far flung northern Namibia is a wildlife corridor that connects a number of African countries. It also provides some of Namibia's best wildlife viewing.
A wildlife corridor
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 it is also a haven for bird life.
Parks like Bwabwata, Mahango, Mudumu and Mamili are all unheralded destinations. In the past, wildlife was scarce – due to the area’s historical difficulties. But in recent years, there's a significant rise in wildlife population. They now offer diversity and increasing numbers of animals. If you like things a bit rough and ready, then the Caprivi Strip region certainly holds promise.
Best time to travel
May to October is the best time to visit Namibia and explore the Caprivi Strip. It's the dry season, so there's virtually no rain, lots of sun and not too many crowds. The exception to that is Etosha NP. If you're interested in exploring a wildlife haven, then contact us at SafariBookings and we'll show you all the safari tour options for this region.
Safari Tours to Namibia
10-Day Classic Namibia
$3,716 pp (USD)
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Kalahari Region, Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes), Swakopmund (City), Damaraland, Etosha NP, Erongo (Mountain Range), Windhoek (End)
5.0/5 – 84 Reviews
4-Day Etosha & Swakopmund Short Trip
$794 pp (USD)Scheduled Start Dates
Namibia: Shared tour (max 14 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Etosha NP, Eastern Etosha, Swakopmund (City), Windhoek (End)
4.8/5 – 63 Reviews
7-Day Luxury Namibia Fly-in & Private Guided Safari
$8,007 to $9,172 pp (USD)
Namibia: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Sossusvlei (Sand Dunes), Damaraland, Etosha NP, Windhoek (End)
Ker & Downey Africa
5.0/5 – 96 Reviews