Mudumu National Park

Lots of running water is hardly a phrase one would associate with Namibia, but Mudumu National Park certainly has plenty of it! The park is situated in the Caprivi Strip in the north of Namibia and is bordered by the mighty Kwando river in the west. It covers an area of approximately 1,000 km² and has, for Namibia, decidedly unusual landscapes: rivers, reed islands, riverine forests and flat grassland savannah.

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Mudumu is one of Namibia’s least-known parks, but is richly rewarding for the adventurous visitor. Only 4×4 vehicles are allowed and there is only one basic campsite inside the park, along with two luxurious private lodges. There is no formal entrance gate or park fence; the park is separated from neighbouring communal farmland by a graded cutline. It is in the centre of Africa’s largest conservation area, the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KaZa TFCA).

The Park has an abundance of wildlife, but due to its remoteness and tropical climate it is rarely visited by tourists. Mudumu is, however, a place of predators; Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Spotted Hyaena all occur in good numbers, and African Wild Dogs are making a comeback too. Other species that can be found in the park include African Buffalo, Roan and Sable Antelope, Giraffe, Greater Kudu, Impala, Oribi, Red Lechwe, Sitatunga, Plains Zebra and Hippopotamus. The park is also home to a large African Elephant population. The park acts as a corridor for these pachyderms as they migrate between Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe.

Birders are not forgotten, as there are well over 430 species of bird recorded in Mudumu, including many sought-after species like Wattled Crane, Swamp Boubou, Black Coucal, Chirping and Luapula Cisticola, Rufous-bellied Heron, Rosy-throated Longclaw, African Skimmer and Western Banded Snake Eagle.

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For a chance to visit this wonderful remote park on our small group, expert-guided safari that also includes Etosha National Park, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls, browse to our Etosha, Caprivi, Chobe & Vic Falls Safari or enquire directly at info@naturetravelnamibia.com.

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