Is a vast expanse of dense savannah and woodland lining the banks of the Kwando River. The Park is home to small populations of Sitatungas and red lechwe, while spotted-necked otter, hippo and crocodile inhabit the waterways.
The entire eastern Caprivi is a bird-watchers paradise with over 430 species, nearly 70 percent of Namibia’s total number of bird species having been recorded here.
Access into the park is only possible with a 4WD vehicle; however, the C49 that bisects the park is a hard gravel road accessible to any type of vehicle.
Natural features: Kwando River floodplain and associated grasslands, and riparian woodlands. The area is completely flat.
Vegetation: Tree and Shrub Savannah Biome. Vegetation type: North-eastern Kalahari Woodlands, Riverine Woodlands and Islands, Caprivi Mopane Woodland and Caprivi Floodplains. Mopane (Colophospermum mopane), Leadwood (Combretum imberbe) and mangosteen (Garcinia livingstonii) trees.
Wildlife: Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, African Wild dog, Hippo, Crocodile, Spotted-necked otter, Sitatungas, Red lechwe, Common Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Sable Antelope, Eland, Wildebeest and Giraffe.
Tiger fish and Tilapia are Common fish species. The 430 bird species recorded in Mudumu include African Fish-Eagle, African Skimmer and Western-banded Snake-Eagle.
Where to stay
Camping at Nakatwa Camp. Two privately managed lodges within the park with luxurious accommodation. Visitors must provide their own water, food and fuel.
Located within a high-risk malaria area. Precautions necessary. Note signs are indicating 4×4 vehicles. At least two 4×4 vehicles are recommended during rainy season.