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Popa (Botswana)

Practical information on Popa

  • River
  • Waterfall
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
In a car visiting the Caprivi Strip
When to go
Avoid the rainy season from December to March
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Popa

Camille Griffoulieres Seasoned Traveller
111 written opinions

The Popa Falls are located on the Okavango River, in Bwabwata National Park, on the Caprivi Strip in Namibia. They're more like rapids and people stop here to observe the hippopotamuses.

My suggestion:
Please be careful in the evenings when walking around the camp as the hippopotamuses come out. You mustn't get too close to them in case they charge (and the accidents can be deadly). Keep your eyes peeled and take a torch.
My review

I really enjoyed stopping at Popa Falls, going up the Caprivi Strip to Victoria Falls. The scenery is magnificent by this part of the river. The rapids drop down just 4 metres, which isn't very impressive, but the river is wide with small islands and the current is strong. 

It's an opportunity to stop for a nice rest. Bushmenrun the two camps and organise hikes (the camps on the east bank boast a breathtaking panorama). They will also take you to observe the hippos at night. They're very active then as they come out of the water to graze on the grass, which is almost all over the camps, whereas during the day, they stay in the water and are seen less often. 

Popa Falls in Namibia
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