Bwabwata National Park occupies the northeastern region of Namibia, extending across the border with Botswana. Encompassing a vast area of 2,422 square miles (6,274 sq km), it stands as the country’s second largest national park, surpassed only by Namib-Naukluft National Park.
Situated in the northeastern part of Namibia, Bwabwata National Park is part of a cluster of five neighboring national parks. These include Mangetti National Park, Khaudom National Park, Mudumu National Park, and Nkasa Rupara National Park.
The establishment of Bwabwata National Park came about through the merger of Caprivi Game Park and Mahango Game Reserve in 2007. Its boundaries are defined by the Okavango River to the west, the northern border with Angola, the Kwando River to the east, and the southern border with Botswana.
The park showcases a diverse ecosystem characterized by Kalahari woodland, Caprivi mopane woodlands, riverine woodlands, shrub savanna biome, Caprivi floodplains, and the enchanting Okavango Valley. Within these habitats, various tree species such as Zambezi teak, wild seringa, and African teak offer shelter to the park’s abundant wildlife.
Elephants form a prominent presence and serve as a keystone species within the park. Visitors also have the opportunity to encounter a range of other captivating wildlife species, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, crocodiles, giraffes, buffaloes, roan antelopes, sable antelopes, reedbucks, hippos, wildebeests, and zebras.
Accommodations: Namushasha River Lodge Gondwana Collection Namibia (Breakfast, Dinner)