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Far removed from the clash and clamour of suburban life – steeped in history, mystery and conflict, the fabled Caprivi Strip remains one of Namibia’s best-kept secrets. It encompasses a narrow panhandle which stretches eastward for 450 km, with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the south and Zimbabwe to the east. This wetland wonderland, with its long waterfront areas and riverine forest is a refuge for many species of wildlife and birds, and home to no less than 4 national parks: Bwabwata, Mamili, Mudumu and Mahango.
This thrilling 12-day safari starts in Windhoek and steadily heads north-eastward via Otavi and Grootfontein, then following the course of the Okavango River, entering the Caprivi Strip itself, and traversing its full length. We reach the point where Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Botswana meet, entering Botswana at Ngoma Gate. We stay at lodges which are as different in atmosphere as the vistas and landscapes in which they were created, each one reflecting the aura and mystique of its surroundings. We traverse typical African bush savannah, Kalahari sandveld, lush riverine forest and diverse wetlands and lagoons. The tour ends in Botswana, flying out of Kasane. Please note that some of the tours will start in Windhoek (ending in Kasane) while others start in Kasane (ending in Windhoek).
Activities include game drives and bush walks, birding, tiger and bream fishing and leisurely boat cruises. Wildlife and birds range from savannah-loving species such as oryx, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, red hartebeest and springbok, to red lechwe and hippo which frequent wetlands and riverine areas. Add the 4 perennial rivers Chobe, Linyanti, Kwando and Zambezi, and the stage is set for the safari of a lifetime.
View our comprehensive Namibia: The Caprivi itinerary here
For more information about this tour, please fill out the form on our Contact Page and one of our consultants will be in touch with you.
Suitable for everyone (subject to the minimum physical requirements in our tour conditions). On the tour you can be more active or less active as you prefer. Everyone can enjoy the full itinerary, and there are numerous places on the tour where the more active can see and do more – for example when we stop at beauty spots and points of interest, at meal and tea stops, and in free time.
This is a low to medium risk Malaria area, and the SA Department of Health recommends non-prophylactic measures – for example insect repellant.
2020: 22 May (Windhoek to Kasane), 3 June (Kasane to Windhoek)
R38 500.00 per person sharing
R41 450.00 for a single person not sharing
Total round trip airfare – from Cape Town R7 800 – from Johannesburg R6 600 (estimated)
All tour prices are subject to change, but once booked and the deposit paid, the price applicable at time of confirmation (excluding airfares/taxes) will remain immune from any possible price increases.
Price excludes air flights.