Kavango, Zambezi & Surroundings Stories

June 4, 2012
Etosha park wildlife

National Parks of Namibia – A diverse suite of alternative breaks for travellers

From the icy waters of the Atlantic to the swamps of the Caprivi, shimmering white fortresses to extraordinary plants, the sweeping landscapes, magnificent game viewing and […]
June 21, 2012

Sharing Zambezi and Chobe’s fish

Managing Namibia’s shared freshwater fish resources in the Zambezi and Chobe rivers requires setting up a detailed database of the aquatic resources by researchers from Namibia, […]
November 25, 2014

Wetland wildlife in the Zambezi region

Anja Denker, Namibian wildlife photographer and visual artist, visited Namibia's north-east, the Zambezi region, a place of unparalleled wildlife abundance and striking greenery juxtaposed against the rest of the country's arid, desert Eco-systems. Anja, with a skilled and knowledgeable eye, captured this lush and opulent Eden, shedding light on a road less travelled.
July 22, 2016

The incredible Zambezi Region

Travelling through Namibia is like travelling through several different historical epochs, continuously encountering different cultures and experiencing different types of climate and vegetation. The Zambezi Region in Namibia's extreme north east is entirely different to the rest of the country in all these respects, especially as regards its history.
October 13, 2016

A meeting of cultures – Impalila Island

After the gritty heat of Chobe and Kasane, taking the boat to Impalila Island is a joy. The island forms the north-eastern tip of Namibia at the meeting place of two major African rivers, the Chobe and Zambezi, and four countries, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
December 13, 2016

Exploring the national parks of the Zambezi Region

Imagine a pointing index finger, more than 500 kilometres long and 32 kilometres wide. This giant digit is attached to a huge fist, a landmass punctuated with soaring sand dunes and oceans of desert. Surround the finger with rivers— the mighty Zambezi, the Chobe, Linyanti—and you have the Zambezi Region, a water-rich extremity shooting from the north-eastern corner of Namibia like an arrow into the heart of Africa
December 20, 2016

Connect your trip

with Zimbabwe
March 7, 2017

The people of Kavango and Zambezi

May 3, 2017

The memory of places

A short history of some amazing Namibian locations, now managed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts
May 18, 2017

KAZA: One tourist destination, five countries

The Zambezi Region, Namibia’s tropical, river-bound north-eastern extremity, is the glue that holds the five partner countries – Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana – of the world’s largest transfrontier conservation area together.
June 2, 2017

Paradise has a new name

Green. Lush. Wet. Wild. The sun setting beyond tree canopies. Surprise visits from elusive creatures. An adventure awaits here in one of Namibia’s most enigmatic locales. Welcome to the Zambezi in all its wonder.
June 9, 2017

Salambala – Forbidden romance & the birth of a conservancy

Deep in the Zambezi Region, on the protruding southernmost tip of the former Caprivi Strip, lies an abundant landscape dominated by Mopane woodland and floodplain grasslands. It’s an environment that boasts a large diversity of exotic bird species – many of which are unique to the area – and plenteous wildlife, including four of Africa’s Big Five.
July 6, 2017

Tour through Kavango and Zambezi

Cattle graze peacefully in the green pastures, and traditional reed and mud huts stand out between fields of mahangu and sorghum, some right next to the main roads – to allow better access to resources and transport. Activities can be observed from your vehicle, or better still, from one of the designated picnic spots under the abundant trees. The area is wild and untamed, giving a glimpse of the ‘real’ Africa. The biggest attraction of the Kavango and Zambezi regions is still the rugged, rural life that can be observed even when only passing through.
January 23, 2018

Built of moon, mist and rain: Mushrooms of the Zambezi

Mushrooms are magical because they appear and disappear in an instant, and toadstools are the residence of various elves and fairies. This magical “plant” acted as a wonderful substitute to my usual bird watching during a visit to Nambwa Tented Lodge in the Zambezi Region. Having seen very few of my favoured avian pastime goodies, most probably due to the ample amount of rain that fell in the region, the mushrooms replaced the birds (I will add some bird/mushroom recipes at the end of the article). As a result of the limited birding opportunities, my wife Helga had a field-day stopping me every five minutes to take pictures of all the beautiful flowers.
January 30, 2018

The Busanga Plains: Paradise Found in Zambia’s Kafue National Park

The Busanga Plains in western Zambia have been on our wish list for some time now. Not least because they are one of those remote areas that host low-density tourism, in a world where many ‘remote’ places are becoming overrun by indiscriminate tourism. Due to Busanga’s remoteness, inaccessibility and few accommodation options, it’s likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
April 25, 2018

Birding on the Chobe River

Birding on the Chobe floodplains is like falling into a big bowl of ice-cream, without the negative side effects of eating too much of it. Being a boatman for a bird watcher or bird photographer must be exhausting. Stopping every few metres for yet another bird. Imagine how tiring it must be for the photographer!
May 18, 2018

Top 10 Romantic Namibian Honeymoon Destinations

A stunning location like Namibia is bound to have its fair share of isolated spots with which to tempt the starry-eyed newlyweds. That is why we've compiled a short list of the ten most romantic places in Namibia for royally in love couples to spend their honeymoons.
July 4, 2018

The Story of Culture, the Captain and a Chief in the East

On a recent adventure to Nambwa Tented Lodge, I discovered a new sense of recognition for what makes a place such as this truly special. What makes it stay with you, ingrained deep in the fabric of your soul long after you’ve made your journey home?
July 13, 2018

Starlings not that Common

If there were a lion behind every second bush, or a leopard in every tree, would they be so special? Would photographers want to shoot them (to protect them), would photographers drive off-road or into a no-entry road to get a better angle on their million dollar picture? I have in fact seen people drive all over each other to get a closer look at a lion, to get to the front of the scene of the crime. Imagine, for a lion! Luckily no photographer will ever do that. The point I want to make about starlings is that they are too common. Most of the starlings have a metallic sheen flashing back when the sun touches their feathers, but unfortunately they are not so special because they are just too common. This might be where this terrible word is coming from: ‘common’, like too many seen too often. Possibly it is also because they are robust and gregarious. Let’s rather call them plebeian.
August 20, 2018

Solar power at Chobe Water Villas

The Olthaver & List group is involved in the consistent adaptation of its leisure establishments to be more ecologically friendly through the use of solar power. The group recently turned their attention to Chobe Water Villas, an O&L lodge situated in the north of Namibia in the Zambezi region.

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