Kavango & Zambezi

T he Kavango and Zambezi feel wild and untamed. Visitors to the area get a glimpse into authentic African lifestyles. The perennial rivers and expansive floodplains, lush tropical vegetation and absolute abundance of game and birds make the north-east a surprising contrast to the rest of the country. Boat trips along the Zambezi and the Chobe rivers provide exciting opportunities to view hippopotamus, elephant and crocodiles, as well as scores of antelope. Tiger fishing is also a popular activity in the area. Local villages and settlements are vibrant and visitors have the opportunity to take home baskets and wooden artefacts skillfully made by hand. A dramatic juxtaposition  to the rest of arid Namibia, the wet and wild wilderness of north-eastern Namibia teems with life and exciting adventures. Well over 400 of Namibia’s bird species occur in this part of the country, and the region is becoming ever-more popular amongst bird-watchers, nature lovers and specialist travellers. It is also of growing interest to scientists studying the wetlands system and its flora and fauna.


  • Top activities are fishing, game viewing and bird-watching
  • The regions are home to five of Namibia’s parks
  • Local artists and craftspeople abound
  • The area enjoys the highest rainfall in the country
  • The north-east is rural Namibia at its best


  • Take a sunset cruise on the Okavango, Kwando, Chobe or Zambezi River
  • Visit the Living Museum of the Mafwe and learn more about local cultures
  • Do some wildlife watching in one of the five surrounding parks
  • Appreciate arts and crafts, next to the road, or at any of the craft outlets in the region
  • Take to the river on a canoe trip with a qualified guide


Kavango and Zambezi


Kavango & Zambezi

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