Birds – Zambezi Region (Caprivi Strip)

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

The Zambezi Region (formerly Caprivi Strip) is an excellent bird-watching destination and has over 450 species recorded. It supports many birds not found elsewhere in the country. Most of the Okavango specials can be seen here, including slaty egret, racket-tailed roller and wattled crane. Permanent water in the area makes it a popular stopover for many migrants from Eurasia and elsewhere in Africa, from November to April. A variety of waders is abundant throughout the year.

Notable Birds in Zambezi Region
African openbill
Common
African pied wagtail
Common
Glossy ibis
Rare
White-browed coucal
Common
White-fronted bee-eater
Common

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Zambezi Region
Bird Species
450+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

The Zambezi Region can be visited throughout the year, but its wildlife viewing is best in the dry months from May to October. Bird watching is best in the wet months, from November to April, when migrant birds are present. The roads however become very marshy in places and tend to get challenging.

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Zambezi Region
Bird Species
450+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr