Kavango East & West, Namibia
Kavango was one of the thirteen regions of Namibia, until 2013 which it was then split into two regions, Kavango West and Kavango East. Kavango region is bordered by Zambezi to the east and Oshikoto to the west. Its capital was formerly Rundu, Rundu is now the capital of the Kavango East and Nkurenkuru is the capital of Kavango West. The population of the region as of 2011 was 222,500. The main economic activities of the region are farming and tourism.
Attractions in Kavango
Kavango Region has quite a good number of tourist attractions situated within its vicinities, the Khaudum Game Park is a popular tourist destination in the region, the park is said to be home to a diverse wildlife which includes animals such as antelope, elephants, zebras, wild dogs, lions, leopards as well as 320 bird species. The park is a bit undeveloped as there are several places unfenced, which makes it easy to migrate from one place to another in the park. The best period to visit the park is during the dry winter season, which is from June to October, and also when you do visit, you must use a four wheel drive. Another attraction in the region is the Mahango Game Reserve, which borders the Kavango River, the reserve is characterized by riverine forests, a broad floodplain, magnificent baobabs and large herds of elephant. It is also home to over 400 bird species and is one of the only game parks in Namibia where unguided walking is permitted.
Hotels in Kavango
The Divava Okavango Lodge and Spa is a very nice lodge in Kavango, it is set on the banks of the grand Okavango River, offering guests the pleasure of viewing the abundant wildlife in the area, as well as being in close proximity to the amazing Pope falls. Easy booking of this and several more hotels in Kavango is made available on Travel.jumia.com