Travel Guide Caprivi Strip- Zambezi

Tourist Attractions for the Caprivi Strip and Zambezi River in Namibia

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Mahango Game Park - Caprivi - Namibia

Bwabwata Game Reserve (Caprivi G.R)

The Bwabwata - formerly Caprivi Game Park is 5,715 km2 and extends for about 180km from the Kavango River in the west to the Kwando River in the east. It is a region of swamps and flood plains.
The main road goes straight through it and it is wiser to keep to the speed limit as elephants and game do cross unexpectedly
Best time to visit: Throughout the year.
Wildlife: Elephant, buffalo, hippo crocs, roan antelope,kudu, buffalo occur towards the west and plenty of water fowl .
As many as 339 bird species have been recorded in west Caprivi
Catch and release fishing is also offered by lodges, and is said to be some of the very best in Southern African fresh waters
Access: Entrances to this reserve are at Bagani in the west and Kongola in the east. From Rundu follow the road east wards in the direction of Katima Mulilo. These roads pass through the game park.

Mamili National Park
(320 km²) on the Kwando river is a winter park, being 80% underwater during the summer rains. Buffalo and elephant herds are good. 4x4 only - located 30 kilometres south of Mudumu along D3511.

The wild and little visited Mamili National Park is Namibia's equivalent of the Okavango Delta, a watery wonderland of wildlife rich islands, river channels and wetlands. The focal are Nkasa and Lupala, two large islands in the Kwando/Linyati river.
Animals to be encountered are elephant, buffalo, roan, sable, kudu, impala, oribi, sitatunga, red lechwe, zebra, wild dog and is the last stronghold of Puka - some 430 species of birds & Wattled cranes have been recorded breeding here

Tourist Attraction Highlights

Excellent angling opportunities for the 93 species which inhabit the Zambezi waters here

Birding : With more than 450 species recorded in this small area, the Caprivi Strip is one of southern Africa's top birding spots

Wildlife is abundant and includes some rare antelope such as oribi, sitatunga, red lechwe, puka, roan and sable


Mudumu National Park

Mudumu National Park is a vast 100,959 hectare expanse of dense savannah and mopane woodland with the Kwando River at its western border. Buffalo, roan and sable antelope (both generally uncommon species), the water-loving lechwe and sitatunga, and often large herds of elephant.
The park is home to small populations of sitatunga and red lechwe while spotted neck otter, hippo and crocodile inhabit the waterways.
Can be reached turning off B8 onto D3511 after Kongola bridge travelling east. Permits are obtainable in Katima Mulilo.
No accommodation or facilities are available from parks board

Mahangu Game Reserve

(245 km²) is en route to the Okavango delta from Divundu.
It seldom disappoints and is also a good birding spot.
It's also accessible in 2 wheel drive vehicles and the main road to Botswana passes through it

Note: strongly recommended is that visitors drive in groups of a minimum of two vehicles

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