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Windhoek, Namibia

Caprivi:
Caprivi is a narrow strip of land in the far northeast of Namibia. About 400 km long, it protrudes from the rest of the country like a finger, owns a very unique history and shares borders with 4 other countries – Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is the wettest region of Namibia by a great margin and consists mostly of extensive wetlands, floodplains, woodlands and rivers, like the Okavango and Zambezi. This habitat sustains a large variety of animal and bird species. Spectacular herds of elephant, buffalo, red lechwe and reedbuck are among the highlights of any game viewing experience. But be careful, the waters are also home to five-meter long crocodiles and families of hippopotamus, which venture onto the floodplains at night to feed.

Other attractions include Popa Falls, which are more rapids than waterfall, but nonetheless impressive as they rage through a four-meter high rocky riverbed intrusion amongst beautiful scenery. 

One of the top attractions in Namibia’s Caprivi Region is the Mafwe Living Museum. The museum was initiated by the German-Namibian non-profit organisation, The Living Culture Foundation Namibia, and has been independently managed by the Mafwe of Singalamwe since its establishment on February 22, 2008.

The museum consists of a traditional village and its surrounding fields where the Mafwe people demonstrate their original way of life. They present their old - almost forgotten - culture in traditional dresses on a beautiful hill with a view of the Kwando River in the shade of huge baobab trees.

The museum has 28 members, whose ages range from seven to those so old they have stopped counting their years!

 

 

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