Have Zesty Safari Adventures in the Zambezi Region on a Private Tour
Visit Namibia’s Zambezi Region on a private tour and enjoy some of the best zesty safari adventures. This region is a strip of land in the northeast of Namibia that is sandwiched between Angola and Botswana with Zambia at the end.
Up until 2013 when the name was officially changed to Zambezi Region, the area was called the Caprivi Strip and is the most commonly used named for the area still.
What makes this area slightly different from other regions in Namibia is that it has good rainfalls. So with the rainfall, Zambezi River and Kwando River, there is an abundance of rare and unusual flora and fauna to be explored and seen on the many varied safari tours available.
The capital of the region is Katima Mulilo and is located in the far northeast. You have to travel almost all of the Caprivi Strip to reach it and before the improvements of roads, it was unreachable during the rainy season.
Top 10 Things to Do in Zambezi Region
For a True Wilderness Experience Go to the Mahango Game Reserve on a Safari Adventure Tour.
There is no shortage of safari tours to take in the Zambezi Region thanks to the number of National Parks, Game Reserves, Rivers and even a living museum.
A great place to get the true wilderness experience is on a safari adventure tour to the Mahango Game Reserve which is ‘off the beaten track’ in the Bwabwata National Park.
The type of wildlife that can be seen on most safari tours in the Zambezi Region includes antelope, elephant, wild hog, vervet monkey, lions, cheetah, leopards, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles and much more. With hundreds of bird species, there are great birdwatching safaris to thrill all bird lovers.
Travel Tips for Zambezi Region
It is recommended to visit the Zambezi Region during the dry season which is April to October. The game drive safari tours are incredible with many animals gathering at rivers, fewer mosquitoes and lots of bright sunny days. However, the advantages to visiting during the wet season which is November to March, the landscape is green and lush, fewer tourists, excellent birdwatching and the possibility of seeing newborn animals
When you go to the Zambezi region for a safari adventure holiday the prices will vary depending on the length of time yo are staying, how many safari tours you intend to do and the type of accommodation you would like. The majority of tour operators offer all-inclusive deals which include meals, safaris and accommodation. There are day trip safari tours available which can start from around US$30.
When researching the Zambezi Region as a destination, make sure you find out when is the best time to see what you want to see, for instance, birdwatchers should go in the summer while game animal lovers should go in the winter. When you are there, make sure you listen to the instructions given by the Rangers before going on any of the safari tours. Have plenty of water during the hot months and bring lots of bug spray.
One word, hot, describes the climate in the Zambezi Region. During the Summer which are the wet season months of November to April, the temperatures average around 32 degrees Celsius and the rainfall comes in the form of heavy thunderstorms but not every day. The winter dry season months of May to October have average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. Th hottest month of the year is October, 34 degrees Celsius.