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 team was assigned to conduct the exercise after the recent outbreak of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) in Caprivi Strip, Namibia.
The Caprivi rifle, made in America at Kimber's Yonkers, New York plant, was named after the Caprivi Strip. It only seemed fitting to use it in the area it was named after.
The so called "Caprivi Link", a 1000km long high voltage transmission line from the Caprivi Strip to northern central Namibia, helps to transmit large quantities of electricity (mainly generated from hydropower) securely and with few losses through the network.
The town lies on the south bank of the 660 to 980-foot wide Chobe River which forms the border with the extreme tip of Namibia's Caprivi Strip, though the swamps on the Namibian side prevent any habitation on that side or river crossings to it.
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 second project on the table concerns a 190 km (132 kilovolt) high-tension electricity line connecting the Zambian and Namibian grids, passing through the "Caprivi strip", a narrow band of land extending over 480 km in the North-West of Namibia between Botswana, Southern Angola, Northern Zambia and Kavango.
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.