The Zambezi Region is the most easterly region in Namibia, sticking out like the tip of a thumb from the Kavango Region and jutting into the wonderful wetlands of the area bounded by the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Here, travellers can be awed by the overwhelming numbers of animals like antelope, elephants and hippo, not to mention the utter abundance of birdlife.
Formerly called the Caprivi strip, the Zambezi Region is a lush wilderness crisscrossed with waterways and rivers, inhabited by a myriad of charismatic animals, and dotted with traditional villages. In stark contrast to the rest of infamously arid Namibia, the Zambezi is home to aquatic creatures, bubbling rapids, fishing hotspots, and a plethora of kaleidoscopic birds. This region is also the heart of KAZA, a multicountry conservation area with wildlife corridors to allow the free movement of animals like elephants. Katima Mulilo is the main town in the Zambezi and is an excellent place to fill up with fuel and supplies.
Explore 5 national parks, all teeming with unique landscapes and animals.
Visit a local craft centre and meet talented Zambezian artists.
Journey through the waterways and wetlands on a boat cruise or traditional mokoro.
Watch a family of elephants play in the mud along the riverbanks.
Tick off the many colourful and unique bird species found in the area.
Reel in the mighty Tigerfish after a worthy fight.
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Best time to go to Zambezi Region
The Dry Season (April to October) is characterised by warm, sunny days, and cold nights. Between September and March, the region experiences its highest temperatures. The summer months between December and March sees the levels of rainfall in the Zambezi at its highest, with frequent flooding and many parts of the region inaccessible except by boat.
Featured Zambezi Region stays
Jackalberry Tented Camp
Off the beaten track adventure that never compromises on comfort