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Kaza Safari Lodge is nestled close to the junction of four countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe – and near the meeting place of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, Kaza Safari Lodge is a water-bound wonderland perfect for Tiger Fishing. With over 100 km of waterways to traverse, Impalila lays a mere 80 km upriver from the Victoria Falls. Surrounded by rippling beds of pink-tinged water lilies, Kaza Safari lodge lies protectively beneath the branches of a 700 year-old Baobab tree under which, it is said, David Livingstone camped. Here lies promise of excitement by day; tranquility by night. Morning Zambezi River Safari cruise (08:00 to 11:00) , tea, coffee, biscuits or rusks and bottled water.
Afternoon Zambezi River Safari & Sunset cruise (15:30 to 18:30) , snacks, soft drinks, local spirits, beers, wines and bottled water.
Afternoon Cultural & Sunset Boat Cruise on the Zambezi River (15:30 to 18:30) includes snacks, soft drinks, local spirits, beers, wines and bottled water.
Fishing: conventional and fly fishing. Guided walks on the island including afro-botanical walks, cultural village walks and a walk to a 2000 year old Baobab. Ox cart tours. Birding walks. Morning Chobe Game Cruise (08:00 to 11:00) includes tea, coffee, biscuits or rusks and bottled water. Includes a 10 min island road transfer to the game cruise site. Afternoon Chobe Game Cruise (15:30 to 18:30) includes snacks, soft drinks, local spirits, beers, wines and bottled water. Includes a 10 min island road transfer to the game cruise site.
Thatched main complex consists of an elevated deck built around an ancient baobab
Dining area with individual tables
Lounge and bar area
Infinity swimming pool and fire pit
Small reference library
Free Wi.Fi available in the public areas
Power: Generator power at set times during the day 06.00 – 10.00, 13.00 – 13.30, 18.00 – 22.00
Children and extra beds
Cancellation / Prepayment
- Free toiletries
- Outdoor pool
- Private bathroom
- Room service
- Seating area
- Wake up service
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The Caprivi Strip in which the Zambezi Region is situated is a tropical area, with high temperatures and much rainfall during the December-to-March rainy season, making it the wettest region of Namibia. The terrain is mostly made up of swamps, floodplains, wetlands and woodland.
In addition to the Zambezi River, the strip also holds the Cuando and Kwando River, which marks the border with Botswana. Tributaries of the river here go by different names, including the Linyata and the Chobe. The province’s far east is where the Cuando meets the Zambezi.
Culture and history infoUntil the end of the 19th century, the area was known as Itenge, and it was under the rule of the Lozi kings. In the late 19th century the strip of land was administered as part of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland (Botswana). The German Empire in 1890 laid claim to the British-administered island of Zanzibar; Britain objected and the dispute was settled at the Berlin Conference later that year. On 1 July 1890, the British acquired Zanzibar and Germany acquired the territory which became known as the Caprivi Strip. Caprivi was named after German Chancellor Leo von Caprivi, who negotiated the land in an 1890 exchange with the United Kingdom. Leo von Caprivi arranged for the Caprivi strip to be annexed to German South-West Africa in order to give Germany access to the Zambezi River as part of the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty. The German motivation behind the swap was to acquire a strip of land linking German South-West Africa with the Zambezi River, providing easy access to Tanganyika (Tanzania) and an outlet to the Indian Ocean. Unfortunately for the Germans, the British colonisation of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe and Zambia) stopped them well upstream of Victoria Falls, which proved a considerable barrier to navigation on the Zambezi. During World War I, the Caprivi Strip again came under British rule and was governed as part of Bechuanaland but it received little attention and became known as a lawless frontier. The region became of geopolitical importance during the 1980s when it was used as a jumping off point and re-supply route for South African support for the UNITA movement in Angola. Caprivi Region became one of Namibia's thirteen regions when the country gained independence in 1990.