Visit Bwabwata National Park is a protected area in northeastern Namibia that was established in 2007 and covers 6,274 km². It was created by merging Caprivi Game Park and Mahango Game Reserve. It is situated in the Zambezi and Kavango East regions, extending along the Caprivi Strip What You Can Look Forward to in Caprivi
The Caprivi Strip, an inspiring safari destination in Namibia, is made up of a number of reserves and parks for birding and game viewing by boat and on land. Five mighty rivers flow through here – the Kwando, Okavango, Linyanti, Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. The Caprivi Strip is sandwiched between Angola, Zambia and Botswana near the tip of Zimbabwe and close to other outstanding holiday hotspots like Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. Rundu is the western gateway to the Caprivi on the Okavango River in Namibia. From here the main road travels to Katima Mulilo in the east on the Zambian border, which is the leading town in this region with an airport and a good local market. Impalila Island, on the far eastern tip of the Caprivi Strip is a popular holiday spot where the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers meet. There is no marked border between the Caprivi in Namibia and Botswana, so game move back and forth seasonally across the river.
In the Caprivi Strip in northern Namibia you can stay in riverside lodges and camps, on islands or houseboats and enjoy game drives, bush walks, fishing and boating or canoeing, and cultural visits. You can see big herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Hippo, Crocodile, Leopard and sometimes Wild Dog, lots of antelope and hundreds of birds. The area is remote and roads are accessible by 4×4 only. Certain destinations combine well on a well-planned self-drive holiday or you can arrange a fly-in itinerary to specific lodges which are more difficult to access.
Wildlife in the Caprivi Strip is varied with 4 out of the Big Five game present. The border of Botswana is unmarked so the animals move seasonally from area to area and through unfenced National Parks. You can see large herds of Elephant, also Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog and a variety of antelope including Giraffe, Lechwe, Roan, Sable, Tsessebe, Sitatunga, Reedbuck and Waterbuck.
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You can see big herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Hippo, Crocodile, Leopard and sometimes Wild Dog, lots of antelope and hundreds of birds. The area is remote and roads are accessible by 4×4 only. Certain destinations combine well on a well-planned self-drive holiday or you can arrange a fly-in itinerary to specific lodges which are more difficult to access.
with professional guides lovely and extra ordinary walks can be arranged in Bwabwata national park where you can see birds wildlife and beautiful tree species
sundowners on floating pontoons. Game viewing by boat, sunset cruises and canoeing adventures are a great way to relax. From a houseboat, you can watch wildlife at the water’s edge at prime times and enjoy wonderful passing scenery whilst cruising along. The Caprivi Strip is also ideal for a birding safari with more than 400 recorded species – the highest in Namibia.
Catch one of the world’s best sporting fish in Caprivi
The Okavango River enters the Caprivi Strip in the west and flows out into the Okavango Delta, while the Kwando River cuts through the heart, becoming the Linyanti Wetlands before changing direction into the Chobe River separating Nambia from Botswana. The great Zambezi River forms the eastern border between Namibia and Zambia before the massive plunge of the Victoria Falls.
Bwabwata is located 900km/560mi from Windhoek on the Trans Caprivi highway (B8). The park is rarely visited on an organized tour but more often explored independently on a self-drive safari. There are several lodges outside the park with airstrips for chartered flights. Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek, is the main access point into Namibia and most people rent a 4 x4 here to begin their journey. Another option is to book a fly-in trip and take charter flights between destinations
Although Bwabwata can be visited year-round, the Dry season (June to September) is slightly better for viewing wildlife. Animals congregate around reliable water sources and foliage shrinks back due to the lack of rain, making it easier to spot wildlife.