Zambezi Fishermen

JC Crafford Fine art photographer in Namibia

The beautiful country of Namibia extends into a small strip of land called the Zambezi Region, formerly the Caprivi strip. To the North of the Caprivi strip is Zambia and to the South is Botswana.

The mighty Zambezi River forms the border between Namibia and Zambia.

Late one afternoon I hired a boat and we cruised around for two hours on the Zambezi River. It was one of the most memorable and beautiful two hours of my life. I took many photos and returned to my camp with a sense of awe for this beautiful area.

On the banks of the Zambezi stays some Zambian fishermen in huts they’ve built. They are poor but hardworking people. For some months of the year, they farm on plots of lands away from the Zambezi.

And then for some months they move to the Zambezi banks and live from fishing in their Mokoro boats. These boats are cut from the trunk of the Jackalberry tree by themselves.

It is a hard life, but it is the only life they know.

But they are fortunate, they live on some of the most beautiful pieces of land in Africa which is largely untouched by civilisation.

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