The Caprivi Strip feels as far removed from the rest of the country as it looks on the map. It is bordered by Angola and Zambia to the north; and by Botswana to the south. At the Strip’s western end lies the bustling town of Rundu, while the largest town in the east is Katima Mulilo. Four of Southern Africa’s most impressive rivers (the Kavango, the Chobe, the Zambezi and the Cuando) run through the region at various points, transforming the Caprivi into a lush green oasis.
An abundance of water in a country otherwise plagued by drought makes the Caprivi a hotspot for eco-tourists. River safaris and birding excursions offer a greener alternative to the dry landscapes to the south. Fishing is another top activity in the Caprivi, catfish, tilapia – and the ferocious tigerfish can all be found in the Caprivi Strip.
The Kalahari and Namib Deserts
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa extending for 900,000 square kilometers, covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of South Africa. The land is mostly flat, and gently undulating covered with bush and grasses covering the sand dunes, and areas of larger trees. Many of the river valleys are fossilized with salt pans. Four fossilized rivers meander through the reserve including Deception Valley which began to form around 16,000 years ago
Namibia is Simply Amazing
Kalahari desert supports wildlife such as South African giraffe, bush elephant, white rhino, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, brown hyena, honey badger, meerkat, yellow mongoose, warthog, South African cheetah, caracal, Cape wild dog, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, cape fox, African leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, plains zebra, common eland, sable antelope, gemsbok, springbok, steenbok, impala, greater kudu, aardvark, cape ground squirrel, cape hare, cape porcupine, chacma baboon, red hartebeest and ostrich.