On the map, the Caprivi Strip appears to be a strange appendage of Namibia rather than part of it. It forms a strategic corridor of land, linking Namibia to Zimbabwe and Zambia. In many ways this region is more like the countries which surround it than like the rest of Namibia. For example the different designs of the rondavels and villages in the Caprivi are similar to those you might see in Zimbabwe or Botswana and the local language used in the schools is the Lozi language – as spoken by the Lozi people of Zambia. There are now three game parks in the Caprivi region and as many as 339 bird species have been recorded.