Caprivi Strip, Namibia

Caprivi, or the Caprivi Strip, is a salient of Namibia which is and has been known by various names.

The salient protrudes eastward for about 450 km (280 mi) from the north-eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana to the south, and by Angola and Zambia to the north. Its eastern tip is only about 1 km from the borders of Zimbabwe. Within Namibia, it is divided administratively between Kavango East and Zambezi regions. It is crossed by the Okavango; the Kwando/Chobe river forms part of its border with Botswana; and the Zambezi river forms a part of its border with Zambia. The strip is about 32 km (20 mi) wide, and its area is slightly larger than the US state of Maryland.

Its largest settlement is Katima Mulilo, located at the point where the Zambezi river reaches the Strip.


The Caprivi Strip is home to large numbers of migrant birds and animals that frequent its open flood and grass plains.

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