Caprivi Strip


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Caprivi Strip

(käprē`vē) or

Caprivi Zipfel

(tsĭp`fəl) [Ger. Zipfel=tip, point], region, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 50 mi (80 km) wide, NE Namibia, bordered on the N by Angola and Zambia and on the S by Botswana. It is named for the German chancellor Leo, Graf von CapriviCaprivi, Leo, Graf von
, 1831–99, German chancellor, whose full name was Georg Leo, Graf von Caprivi de Caprara de Montecuculi. A former army officer and head of the admiralty, he succeeded (1890) Bismarck as chancellor.
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, who obtained it from Great Britain as part of a general settlement (1890) between the two countries. It gave the former German colony of South West Africa (now Namibia) access to the Zambezi River. The region has been the scene of clashes between separatists and government forces, and experienced significant flooding along the Zambezi in 2009.
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The Caprivi rifle, made in America at Kimber's Yonkers, New York plant, was named after the Caprivi Strip.
In Namibia, especially in the Caprivi Strip and Kunene regions, community game rangers have been trained to monitor wildlife populations, conduct anti-poaching activities and collect migration data for as many as 20 years.
THE Chobe River dividing Botswana's Chobe National Park from Namibia's Caprivi Strip is the home of the soon to be launched Zambezi Queen, a 45 metre luxury river boat.
When we were safe from the sand dunes, we were off to the Caprivi Strip in Namibia.
The civil war in Namibia's northern neighbour Angola occasionally spilled over the border but following the end of the conflict that is now hopefully a thing of the past, although separatists continue to be active in the Caprivi Strip.
However, the decision by Angolan rebels to run some operations from the Caprivi strip caused bigger problems for the region.
Riverine habitat in Zambia and limited portions of northern Botswana and Namibia's Caprivi Strip are home to the sitatunga, which resembles the nyala and has widely splayed hooves uniquely adapted to traversing marshy terrain.
It will make its first landfall in Angola's Atlantic coast before sweeping through the Siome Ngwezi National Park in Zambia; the Eastern Caprivi Strip in Namibia; the whole of Zimbabwe with the best spot being the Hwange National Park, skimming just south of Bulawayo; the Chobe National Park in Botswana; and then through southeastern Mozambique and the Northern Province of South Africa, right into the northern part of South Africa's Kruger National Park, one of the finest wildlife management areas in the world.
They drove through the war-torn Caprivi Strip between the Angolan and Namibian border, in the hope of spotting elephants.
A Joint Military Monitoring Commission made up of Cuban, Angolan and South African representatives has been operating along Namibia's northern border for several weeks, but only eleven out of sixteen monitoring posts have been set up- none of them in the Caprivi strip.
In all, we made a 4,000-kilometer route over a couple of weeks that led us through Namibia, across the Caprivi Strip, through the Okavango Delta of Botswana, to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, back through the Kalahari Desert to Windhoek, Namibia.
Their Caprivi model performed well in--of all places--the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, where the rifle got its name.