The Bwabwata National Park was proclaimed in 2007. It is made up out of the former Caprivi National Park (proclaimed 1968) and Mahango National Parl (1986). Since Auguts 2011 it is part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA).
Bwabwata is well known for itd abundance of elephants and antelopes that one rarely finds in other parts of Namibia. The landscape is fairly flat with a subtropical vegetation. On all sides the park is bordered by rivers with crocodiles and hippos. The are is also a good spot to see the rare African Wild Dog. Bwabwata is a Malaria risk area all year through.
The conservation area has a size of 6100 km² and is categorised as IUCN II.
To Do and See
- Bird watching
- Game Watching
How to get here
From the West: Simply follow the National Main Road B8 through Rundu in an easterly direction and you will enter the park – on the permit-free B8 – at Bagani. All roads off the B8 require a permit.
From the East: Follow the National Main Road B8 from Katima Mulilo an westerly direction and you will enter the park – on the permit-free B8 – at Kongola. All roads off the B8 require a permit.
There is an abundance of private Lodges and Camp Sites around the border of the park, e.g. (not limited to):