Bwabwata National Park is a large, but little-known, sub-tropical game reserve in north-eastern Namibia. Few places allow you to experience the variety of sand dunes, swamps, forest, and green river beds with such abundant wildlife.

Bwabwata National Park is a large, but little-known, sub-tropical game reserve in north-eastern Namibia. The park is an amalgamation of the Mahango and Caprivi Game Reserves, and is an exceptional big game and birding safari destination. Bwabwata is known for wetlands, floodplains, and woodlands—not many places allow you to experience the variety of sand dunes, swamps, forests, and green river beds as this beautiful region does. Bwabwata is known as the 'people's park'—the strong focus on rural development assures local communities also benefit from tourist infrastructure.

Highlights

Arrange a bush walk with a professional guide to see the wildlife up close.
Keep your eyes peeled for beautiful birds as the region boasts over 400 species.
Explore the park in search of game on a 4x4 self-driving safari or with a professional guide.
Head to the Okavango or Kwando River for magnificent sunrise and sunset photography opportunities.
Visit the Mashi Crafts trading post and buy authentic, local crafts and other natural products.

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The Bwabwata National Park has a sub-tropical climate, contributing to hot and humid summers. The best time for game viewing is from April to September, when the weather is also the most pleasant. Between November and March is the wet season, where heavy rainfall is frequent. The average rainfall is 550–600 mm per year, which makes it the wettest region in Namibia!

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Nambwa Tented Lodge

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