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Protected Area Bwabwata National Park

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Located in Namibia :: Kavango
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Bwabwata National Park straddles the Zambezi and Kavango Regions of northeast Namibia and was formed in 2007
when the Mahango Game Reserve and the Caprivi Game Park were merged. The 6 274 km² park is co-managed by the Namibian
Government and the local community who benefit from community-based tourism within the park. There are a combination of
‘multiple use areas’ and ‘three core conservation areas’ within the park, namely the Mahango Core Area, the Buffalo Core Area and the Kwando Core Area. (Apr-24)

Traveller Description

The park is home to several large mammals, including lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest and buffalo.One of Bwabwata’s main attractions are the elephant herds which still migrate freely through the region, crossing borders into Botswana and Angola. There is also an abundance of birdlife within Bwabwata’s borders.Over 5 000 people still live and farm with livestock and grain in the small villages within the ‘multiple use areas’ of the park. Tourists can visit the three core areas, but need to be aware that hunting concessions were given to the local community and that hunting takes place, especially in the Buffalo and Kwando Core Areas.

Address :  Zambezi (Caprivi), Namibia
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent

Time Information
Best Time to Visit :  October

Rates and Payment
Updated for :  2023
Comments :  NAD10 per vehicle.
Fee/s :  NAD30 per person and NAD10 per vehicle.

Destination Information
Lodging Camping Towing Service
Towing Service Telephone :  +264(0)81 129 7490 / +264(0)62 500132 (Polka 24hr service)

Game Viewing Bird Watching
Game to View :  Elephant. Roan. Kudu. Buffalo.

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  B8
Closest Town :  Divundu

Accommodation inside the park is limited to the Kwando Core Area, but there are many accommodation options just outside the entry gate into the Mahango Core Area (see Divundu).

There is now an office where you buy a permit: A permit is obtainable from the Kwando Park Office at the entrance gate just off the B8.

 Travel Tip!

A good time to visit is October. Although it’s very hot at this time, game gathers at the remaining waterholes along the Kwando River.

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