The Caprivi Strip in Namibia is the meeting place of four African countries and 4 perennial rivers in a lush wildlife setting offering top safari lodge accommodation. Caprivi Strip hotels and safari lodge guide. Rates, pictures and special deals to all of the Caprivi region accommodation establishments. See the best wildlife in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe from the perfect base in the narrow Caprivi Strip.
This unusual piece of land extends 32 km by 105 km, like an extra limb of Namibia.
In 1884 Germany annexed the then South West Africa and seized Caprivi to get access to the Zambezi River and a route to the east coast of Africa. But this route failed because majestic Victoria Falls lies in its path. In 1890 Britain agreed to slice off the Caprivi corridor from Botswana for Germany, in exchange for Zanzibar Island.
The Caprivi Strip is basically the Okavango in Namibia, brimming with wildlife, and promising the same off-the-beaten track game viewing as the Botswana Delta.
Five different reserves join in the Caprivi: