The Zambezi Region, also known as the Caprivi Strip host 4 of the big five excluding Rhino. You will get the chance to experience huge free-ranging areas with plentiful Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and also plains game species like Lechwe, Reedbuck, Waterbuck, Roan, Sable and many others.
The Zambezi region has a diverse ecosystem ranging from wet flood plains to Mopani woodlands and Riverine Forests.
The area is rich in wildlife and has mineral resources. Of particular interest to the government of Namibia is that it gives access to the Zambezi River and is thereby a potential trading route to Africa's East Coast.
It is a corridor for African elephant moving from Botswana and Namibia into Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. National parks found in the Caprivi Strip are Bwabwata National Park, Mudumu National Park and Nkasa Rupara National Park. Local communities have organised themselves into communal area conservancies and community forests. People work closely with the Namibian Government to jointly manage natural resources through several programmes set up between the Namibian Government and various donors.
Why does the Caprivi Strip exist?
Namibia's Caprivi Strip Exists Because the Germans Forgot Victoria Falls. Namibia's Caprivi Strip, a 280-mile-long panhandle, only exists because Germans thought the Zambezi would lead to the Indian Ocean. ... But the Caprivi Strip's odd past—and turbulent present—are an accident.