The Kavango Region is a stunning wet and wild wilderness that juxtaposes dramatically with the aridness of the rest of the country. Here you will find authentic African lifestyles, with vibrant local villages and settlements where you can purchase stunning wooden artefacts and baskets created by hand. The region is known for its lush birdlife as well as an abundance of animals.

Kavango Region’s verdant landscapes, thriving wildlife, and hidden luxury lodges can be attributed to the four ancient rivers that run through it. The Kwando, Linyanti, Chobe, and Zambezi rivers, forming part of the Four Rivers Route, allow the Kavango region to boast some of the most fascinating wildlife sightings, from mighty elephant herds to the rarer sightings of sitatunga and red lechwe—just to name a few. This lush destination is a bird watcher's paradise, with over 600 species to spot. If you’re here for birding, fishing, or game viewing, the national parks nearby will leave you breathless.

Highlights

Go on a scenic game drive in Bwabwata National Park’s Mahango Game Reserve for superb sightings.
Do some game viewing from a motorboat on one of the four rivers in the region.
Enjoy the birdlife and try to recognise some of the 600 species in the area.
Visit the Mbunza Living Museum, a traditional cultural school preserving the unique Mbunza heritage and traditions.
Stock up on basics in Rundu where you can admire products at the Woodcarvers Market.

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This region boasts a tropical climate with high temperatures, especially in mid-summer. From December to March, rains are frequent and during this time, the region is the wettest in Namibia, making the roads coming from the mainland inaccessible. Game viewing is best during drier months, from July to October when vegetation is less dense and waterholes have more animal activity.

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Divava Okavango Resort & Spa

Nestled among trees on the Okavango River just downstream from Popa Falls
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