About Caprivi StripThe beautiful, game-rich Caprivi Strip is situated in Namibia. The Caprivi Strip is an ideal budget travel destination for nature lovers and adventurists.
Caprivi Strip nearest airports include the following:
•Hosea Kutako Windhoek International Airport
•Kasane Airport in Botswana
Caprivi Strip birdlife is incredibly rich, with 70% of all bird species found in Namibia to be found in the Caprivi region. This amounts to some 450 species recorded in this small area, and with excellent dirt roads, a number of reserves and beautiful habitats, Caprivi is one of Namibia's top bird watching species.
Caprivi Strip conservation plays a key role in protecting the biodiversity of this important area, and Caprivi Game Park has a number of key species including buffalo, elephant, zebra, antelopes, hippo, crocodiles, lion, giraffe, puku, sitatunga, red lechwe and spottednecked otters.
Caprivi Strip malaria information includes:
•Malaria medication is to visit the Caprivi Strip
•Malaria medication includes Larium, Malarone, or doxycycline
•If you are coming from a malaria zone be sure to continue the course as prescribed
•Follow basic guidelines such as using mosquito repellent and mosquito netting
•Speak to your doctor about malaria medication you will need
Caprivi Strip plant life is lush and green. The thick savanna area is a maze of swamps and flood plains, with dense river vegetation in the form of reeds, and dense forests, sand beds and marshes can be found lining the river. Crop plants include maize, cereals, melons, and cassava, which are grown by local communities with the Caprivi region.
•The Caprivi area is mostly safe to travel however basic precautions should be taken
•Be cautious when you are near wild animals and do not ever attempt to feed or touch any animal you see
•Roads can be very bad in the rainy season, so drive carefully
•Do not ever attempt to swim in the river, crocodiles and hippo are all too common
•Keep valuables safe and locked away or under your clothes in a moneybag
Namibia recommended travel books include the following:
•Namibia: The Bradt Travel Guide by Bradt Travel Guides
•Namibia: Includes Caprivi Game Park Explorer's Map by Gem Trek Publishing
•Lonely Planet Namibia by Deanna Swaney
•Namibia Travel Pack by Globetrotter
•Namibia Space by Julienne du Toit
When To Go
•The best time to visit is between May and September in the cooler months
•The winter months from April to October are best for Caprivi game viewing
•December and January are the busiest times along coastal areas
•The heaviest rains fall from January to April
Situated on a river bordering Botswana on the south, Angola and Zambia to the north, and the Okavango region to the west, Caprivi Strip wildlife is diverse and abundant. Massive herds of elephants and buffalo can be seen, and a number of reserves protect the wildlife. Reserves include Bwabwata, Mudumu, Lizauli and Mamili, and as there are no fences so animals roam freely across the borders.
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