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Destination Info: Regions - Caprivi Region - Part 1

     

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The Caprivi Region in Namibia's far north-east is the most water-rich part of the country due to numerous permanent rivers and swamp lands dotted with small islands. The Caprivi receives the highest rainfall of all regions and is the closest one can get in Namibia to tropical climate and vegetation. The pan-handle of the Caprivi, connected only to the Kavango Region, is framed by the Zambezi, Chobe, Linyanti, and Kwando Rivers making it a birding and angling paradise.
In recent decades, the Caprivi's Wanela and Ngoma border posts to Zambia and Botswana respectively gained increasing importance because of a growing number of travellers combining visits to Namibia with those of famous tourist destinations in these neighbouring countries.

The improved road conditions of the Trans Caprivi Highway, of the overland roads via Kasane in Botswana to Zimbabwe, and through southern Zambia, - all of which received tarmac surfaces, since the late 1980's -, also benefitted those land-locked neighbours by giving them access to the Namibian Walvis Bay Harbour.     

 

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Geographically and historically the Caprivi is a curiosity as its appendix-like shape resulted from a land exchange deal between England and Germany, before World War I. Imperial Germany's ambitious plans of creating a corridor between its East African and South-West African colonies never came to fruition though, before the war and the colonies were lost. However, the existence of the Caprivi Strip suited the subsequent rulers over South-West Africa just as well. While the  neighbouring territories, - still colonies until
well after World War II -, eventually became independent states, the Caprivi remained the
the only part of pre-independence Namibia were
where English  was widely spoken.
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An alien from the tropics
flourishing in Namibia:
Madagascar Palm, a tall
spiky plant carrying a
crown of beautiful
white flowers on
each stem, in
early summer.
Photo: V. Bause

 

 

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