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Lush rivers and thriving wildlife

Scenic Namibia is widely known as an arid country, but the Caprivi region is Namibia's lush green heartland characterised by three perennial rivers and an abundance of wildlife

Home to the perennial Kavango, Kwando (Linyanti) and Zambezi rivers, the Caprivi Strip is a lush green tether of land joining arid Namibia to the mighty Zambezi. For decades this was the scene of intense fighting, but thankfully the Caprivi's military bases have finally been silenced. While on game drive in Bwabwata National Park - one of the four Namibian parks located in the Caprivi - it is not uncommon to pass by overgrown shooting ranges and the remnants of old military encampments. But its pleasing to see wildlife numbers rebounding and nature rightfully reclaiming her domain in these areas once more.

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Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Exciting Family Safari in Botswana and Namibia (11 days)

Enjoy both Botswana's Okavango Delta and Namibia's Caprivi Strip on a safari holiday filled with fun

$ 5,760

£ 4,166

R 83,035


per person

11 days

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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

While it might not boast any of Africa's more well known parks, the Caprivi is a very special place indeed. It is home to some spectacular rivers as well as one of my personal favourites: Mamili. This tiny park is a true wilderness area with no more than a couple of hundred visitors per year, and camping alongside the Linyanti in the company of big elephant and buffalo herds is an experience to savour.

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While the newly proclaimed Bwabwata National Park lies sandwiched between the Kavango river with its popular Mahango National Park in the west and the Kwando River with Mudumu National Park in the east, it is the Caprivi's smallest game reserve that is arguably its best. Mamili National Park - recently renamed Nkasa Rupara - is tiny by African standards but its thriving wetland habitat supports huge herds of buffalo, elephant and a wide range of predators, including lion, leopard and hyaena.

The Caprivi is also home to a wide variety of lodges and campsites that focus on the region's natural beauty, abundant wildlife, excellent birding and outstanding tiger fishing. Whether you're a twitcher, fisherman, safari enthusiast or just passing through, you're sure to find that the Caprivi will have you wanting to stay longer than you'd originally intended.

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This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…


from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…


from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

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from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

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