Zambezi (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip), is the name given to the little section of Namibia that protrudes eastwards between Angola and Botswana all the way across to Zimbabwe, creating the only place in the World where 4 countries meet. The Zambezi has 6 ethnic tribes, the Subia, Yeyi, Mafwe, San, Tortela and Mbukushu. Amazingly, they have adapted Lozi (Zambian language), as a common means of communication. The Zambezi has a very tropical climate, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the rainy season (December to March), making it the wettest region of Namibia. Amazingly the Zambezi is surrounded by 4 perennial rivers; the Chobe, Kwando, Linyanti and the mighty Zambezi which feed the swamps, floodplains, and wetlands. With this amount of water available it is no surprise that the area is home to over 450 animal species, including elephants, hippo, buffalo, African wild dog, crocodile, kudu, zebra and red lechwe to name a few, allowing for excellent game viewing throughout. The wildlife is protected by several nature reserves and animals travel freely across the unmarked border with Botswana, to and from the Chobe National Park. The Zambezi is also a famous for having over 430 different bird species recorded. A biodiversity hotspot this small finger of Namibia is well worth a visit.
Kwando River Camp
Kwando River Camp is beautifully located on the banks of the Kwando River, a large thatched lapa at the centre of the camp houses the restaurant and bar. A warm African welcome is what to expect on arrival, from the vibrant staff, most of whom come from the local community. The Camp has two room types, chalets near the reed beds of the river, and larger 'tree houses' built on stilts. All rooms at Kwando River Camp are en-suite and offer a charm of their own, in this amazingly tranquil riverine habitat. Game drives and boat trips are available for guests to book. Both tours allowing guests to get up close to the magnificent wildlife found in the region. This rustic camp will allow you to capture the spirit of the African bush while sipping sundowners and enjoying the spectacular sunsets. Be sure to listen out for the hauntingly beautiful call of the African fish eagle during your stay. Children of all ages are welcome at Kwando River Camp.