• Description
The Caprivi in the north-east of Namibia is a narrow strip of land, 450 km long and up to about 100 km wide, which was added to Namibia’s main body like an artificial limb. It was conceived on the drawing board in 1890 as a result of a swap agreement between Imperial Germany and Great Britain. The name of the newly acquired strip of land was chosen in honour of the German chancellor of the time, Count Leo von Caprivi.