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Things to see and do? The Zam­bezi River forms the bor­der be­tween Namibia and Zam­bia for about 140 km. It’s one of Africa’s might­i­est rivers. If you’re in Ka­tima Mulilo and you’re in a hurry, or­der a drink at the Protea Ho­tel Zam­bezi River Lodge and watch the river flow past – it’s nearly 500 m wide at this point!

In Ka­tima, Tutwa Cof­fee Shop is the per­fect place to take a breather and get in­for­ma­tion about tourism at­trac­tions.

The lodges and camp­sites down­stream from Ka­tima of­fer ex­cel­lent tiger-fish­ing and bird­watch­ing. You can pho­to­graph south­ern carmine bee-eaters at Kal­izo Lodge, es­pe­cially in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber.

Will I see game? There are crocs and hip­pos in the river. You won’t see other big game be­cause most of the Zam­bezi here is out­side park borders. But birdlife is abun­dant – this part of the river is one of the best bird­ing spots in south­ern Africa. Twitch­ers should stay at Caprivi House­boat Sa­fari Lodge and talk to owner Curt-Ingo Sag­ell. He’ll show you where to look for the rare Pel’s fish­ing-owl.

How will it fit into my itin­er­ary? If you’re travers­ing the Caprivi in ei­ther direc­tion you’ll go through Ka­tima Mulilo. It’s also a good place to cross into Zam­bia – the Wenela bor­der post at Ka­tima is qui­eter than the one at Kazun­gula. If you’re near Kasane in Botswana you can drive to Ka­tima for a day or two – it’s close enough.

Best places to stay? See page 124 – 125 for ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions – al­most all the places fea­tured of­fer fish­ing and sun­set cruises. Make sure you get out on the wa­ter!

Fuel? Ka­tima Mulilo.


Protea Ho­tel Zam­bezi River Lodge: GPS S17.48675 E24.28623 Tutwa Cof­fee Shop: GPS S17.49939 E24.26919 Kal­izo Lodge: GPS S17.54036 E24.56663 Caprivi House­boat Sa­fari Lodge: GPS S17.49515 E24.32406

Protea Ho­tel Zam­bezi River Lodge

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