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 WETLANDS PARADISE
 If there ever was a Garden of Eden, the Caprivi would surely have been that garden. The region has been blessed with Africa’s most special gifts – a unique and complex network of rivers, riverine forests, flood plains, swamps and open woodlands teeming with wildlife and birdlife. Elephants, hippo and buffalo roam this pristine area. There are more than 400 bird species in the region, this represents more than 70% of the total number found in Namibia. There is the renowned Popa Falls with its series of rapids, the Mahango Game Park has the largest concentration of sable in the world, the Mudumu National Park with 100 000 ha of woodlands and wetlands.
 The Mamili National Park is the largest wetlands with conservation status in Namibia. The Caprivi is such a unique and totally contrasting part of Namibia just waiting to be discovered. The north-east is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Over 420 species of birds have been recorded here, including Kingfishers, Wattled Cranes, African Fish Eagles, African Skimmers and Pygmy Geese, and rare species such as Senegal and Coppery-tailed Coucals, Rufous- bellied Tits, Blackfaced Babblers, Sharptailed Starlings and Bradfield’s Hornbills.
 Most of the lodges have boats and offer sundowner, game viewing, bird-watching and freshwater angling cruises and excursions. The eastern tip of the Caprivi is targeted especially by fly-fishermen eager to catch the challenging tiger fish. For keen photographers, especially those who want to capture an African sunset, the peaceful rivers of the north- east present endless opportunities. 200Km east of Rundu along the Okavango River at (Divundu) and Bagani, one finds the famous Popa Falls. This area has an abundance of game and birdlife. Boat trips and game viewing excursions to Mamili, Mudumu and Caprivi Game National Parks are offered. At Bagani, a craft shop also offers local art for sale and there is a service station, a small supply store and a post office.
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