In 2013, a 500-kilometre finger of land stretching from Namibia to the corner of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia was named the Zambezi Region. Formerly known as the Caprivi, this odd strip of land is home to four rivers and at the right time of year, a befuddling number of elephants. We were tasked with exploring the Zambezi Region for our October 2015 issue: to find out whether it’s worthy of being a destination in its own right, and how well communities are living at home in the wilderness, with elephants crossing their paths almost every day.
Vuyi and I started our Zambezi adventure on the western end of the Caprivi at Ngepi Camp. We had a fully kitted 4×4 from Bushtrackers Africa – our camper home for the next 10 days – and we were ready to explore the wilderness of the riverside bushveld.
The Zambezi Region is not only a destination in its own right, it’s a wild adventure with many beautiful faces. I can’t wait to get back.