The Four Rivers Route
The Four Rivers Route comprises an unusual water ecosystem that gives life to rich and rare wildlife, birds and culture, while being affordable to visitors who feel nourished in its presence.
The name is derived from the four river systems that flow through the Zambezi (formerly the Caprivi) and Kavango regions, namely the Zambezi, Okavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers.
The unusual water ecosystem created by the rivers is one of Southern Africa’s best kept secrets and is home to over 430 bird species, free-roaming wildlife and numerous culturally rich villages and attractions.
This route stretches from Nkurenkuru in the North East through the Zambezi Region (former Caprivi Strip) to one of southern Africa’s most spectacular attractions, the Victoria Waterfalls.
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The Kavango Open Africa Route is based on the riverine landscapes of the Kavango, its people, birds, and wildlife. The route roughly stretches 383km from Nkurunkuru in the west to Mohembo in the east and also provides access to the Mahango and Khaudum National Parks on the border of Botswana. The beauty of this area was only discovered by explorers in the late nineteenth century and is still being discovered by tourists today.
The Four Corners Experience stretches from the Ngoma border post, through Chobe National Park in Botswana to the mighty Victoria Falls which are shared by two countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Along the way, travelers will have glimpses of the Zambezi River before reaching the Chobe River as it merges with the Zambezi at the confluence. Seeing the abundant wildlife of the area come to drink at sunset on the banks of the Chobe River is one of the best experiences southern Africa has to offer.
The Caprivi Wetlands Paradise epitomizes the appeal of Africa with wildlife and communities living side-by-side. The area is renowned for its successful Community-Based Natural Resource Management program that allows communities specific ownership rights and allows them to protect and sustainably utilize their wildlife and other natural resources. This can be seen first-hand when crossing the Okavango River into the Bwabwata National Park.