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The Caprivi belongs to the tropical climate zone and receives high rainfalls during the rainy season (December to March). This, together with the high temperatures, results in a high humidity factor. Malaria prophylactic is strongly recommended for the Caprivi.
The Caprivi is the wettest region in Namibia with its high rainfall and a number of major rivers like the Okavango, Kwando and Zambezi; all of them originating from Angola and draining an enormous area. There are also some smaller rivers like the Linyanti and the Chobe.
The abundance of water in the Caprivi sustains a large variety of animal and bird species.
Especially numerous are the elephants, though not easily spotted through the dense vegetation. The wildlife is being protected in a couple of reserves (Bwabwata, Mudumu, Lizauli, Mamili). There are no fences, so the animals can roam freely across the borders of the neighbouring countries of Botswana and Zambia.
Katima Mulilo, located directly on the banks of the quiet Zambezi River. The town enjoys a true African atmosphere. The extensive African open-air market is well worth to be visited.
There is a border post to Zambia in Katima nowadays, which, due to the new Zambezi bridge at Wanella, has become more and more attractive for tourists. If you are heading for Botswana or Zimbabwe, follow the B8 to Ngoma Bridge.