The Caprivi Strip is a narrow strip of land about 280 miles in Namibia that stretches east from the main area of the country between Botswana to the south, Angola & Zambia to the north and the Okavango Delta to the west. This odd narrow shaped section of land was originally annexed in 1890 to provide access to the mighty Zambezi River.

Now this narrow strip of land serves as a main commercial traffic artery for people and good moving through the surrounding countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia). Because of this access, many overland budget and self drive safaris that are planning to visit some or all of these countries travel through the area.

Unlike most of the rest of Namibia, the Caprivi Strip is a wooded and fertile region, and it is crossed by a number of rivers including the Chobe, Zambezi, Kwando and Okavango Rivers. The strip is also the site of several wildlife rich parks and reserves, which while not offering the same abundance of wildlife seen in places like the Okavango Delta, they certainly provide spectacular scenery and relative solitude. The strip also offer some of the better habitat for the increasingly rear African wild dog.

Besides wildlife and the gorgeous scenery, a main draw to the Caprivi Strip is fishing. The most sought after catch is the famous and fierce tiger fish which is known as one of the best fresh water game fishes anywhere in the world. Avid fishermen and women travel from all over the world to try their hand at catching a tiger fish in a fly.

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