Katima Mulilo is situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia’s far northeast extension into central Southern Africa.
It is located on the national road B8 on the banks of the Zambezi River in lush riverine vegetation. About 40 km east of Katima Mulilo lies the village of Bukalo, where the road to Ngoma branches off to Botswana.
Situated close to the upper Zambezi, wildlife attractions such as Chobe National Park in Botswana, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Bwabwata National Park in Namibia are easy day trips. For birders, the region has the largest colony of Carmine Bee-eaters on the main Zambezi River.
The town is served by Katima Mulilo Airport, situated about 18 km to the southwest. It is serviced by regular flights from Windhoek.