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The Caprivian People

an overview of Namibia's population

About 100 000 Caprivians live in north eastern Namibia along the Kwando and Zambezi rivers in the Caprivi Strip. The capital of this area is the town of Katima Mulilo but most Caprivian gain their living from fishing and cattle farming.

Caprivians are derived from five groups; the Lozi, Subia, Yei and Mbukushu. Until late in the 19th century the Caprivi was under control of the Lozi Kings. The Lozi are the descendants of the Kololo Kingdom which was initially from the Free State area of South Africa. In about 1838 they crossed the Zambezi River and crushed the Loyi people who were living there.

In the wet season almost half the Eastern Caprivi is under flood water and the Caprivians traverse the region using their mokoros.

The people and population of Namibia

  • Caprivian: Bike With Wood
  • Caprivian: Cattle And Kids
  • Caprivian: River Life
  • Caprivian: Towed
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Camp Chobe

A rustic tented camp, built on raised decks overlooking the Chobe River and Chobe National Park.

Camp Kwando

On the Kwando River, perfectly situated to visit the Nkasa Rupara (Mamili) & Mudumu Reserves

Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge

Just outside the town of Katima Mulilo lies this small river front lodge. The accommodation is rustic, the food awesome and the situation idyllic - resulting in some of the best value for money accommodation in Namibia

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

Explore the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers on an adventurous houseboat holiday. Certainly one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways of exploring the waterways of this area

Chobe Savanna Lodge

Overlooking the vast Chobe floodplain's from its situation in the east Caprivi this lodge has a lot to offer visitors

Ichingo Chobe River Lodge

One of the best lodges in this area has accommodation in both traditional land based units as well as on two houseboats.

Ichobezi Houseboats

Two luxurious houseboats operate from Impalila Island and offer the opportunity of overnighting on the river in the Chobe National Park

Impalila Island Lodge

This is the only place in the world where four countries meet. A wonderful Chobe destination with eight luxury chalets.

Kalizo Lodge

A self catering family oriented lodge which offers excellent fishing opportunities

Lianshulu Lodge

Traditionally one of the east Caprivi's most popular lodges has recently been re-opened

Mazambala Island Lodge

Situated on an island in the Kwando river around 4km from the trans-Caprivi highway

Namushasha River Lodge

A popular and well appointed lodge near Kongola

Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge

A wonderful lodge in an extremely remote location, this is a must for anyone wanting to get of the beaten track and experience Namibia at her best. Offers game viewing in the Nkasa Rupara (formerly Mamili) National Park and boat trips on the Linyanti River.

Ntwala Island Lodge

situated on three small islands this is an ultra-luxurious Chobe destination, with four suites, each with plunge pool and private guiding

Pride of the Zambezi Houseboat

A small luxurious houseboat, offers awesome game viewing, bird watching & fishing expereinces on the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers

Susuwe Island Lodge

in the Bwabwata National Park this is a perfect land and water camp with six luxury suites, each with private plunge pool

Zambezi Lodge

Close to the town of Katima Mulilo in the east Caprivi

Zambezi Queen

A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River

Zovu Elephant Lodge

In the far eastern Caprivi this lodge offers lots of water based activities on both the Chobe & Zambezi Rivers

Accommodation in Swakopmund

Accommodation in Namibia