Formerly known as the Caprivi region, this beautiful slice of Africa has been renamed the Zambezi Region after one of Africa’s mightiest rivers, as opposed to the former, which was the name of a German governor. Surrounded by 4 perennial rivers – Chobe, Kwando, Linyati and the Zambezi – this region is rich in water sources and therefore rich in life.
The wildlife in the region has sprung back incredibly after a hard time when it was under occupation by the South African army. It now boasts around 600 species of bird, the Big 5 minus rhino, around 200 species of flora and unprecedented numbers of wildlife (around 450 species). The landscape is unusually lush for Namibia and riverine forests, green grass lands, and vast wetlands make a visit to the Zambezi region different to anywhere else in the country.