Welcome to the future! At the core of the largest transfrontier conservation area in Africa, the Kavango Zambezi (KaZa) Transfrontier Conservation Area, the Bwabwata National Park is very special in that it supports a large wildlife population and a large human population.Described by Namibian president Hifikipunye Pohamba as ‘one of a new generation of parks’, the Bwabwata National Park is pioneering ‘a live and let live’ conservation ethic.
Among Caprivi panhandles, rivers, flood plains, wetlands and forests, both human populations, large wildlife and hundreds of species of fowl coexist to the benefit of one another. The park is sanctuary to numerous game species, including elephant, buffalo, impala, reedbuck, red lechwe, sitatunga, hippo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, Chobe bushbuck, tsessebe, and sable and roan antelope. Predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog also live in the park. Because there is no surface water, most species congregate along the Okavango and Kwando rivers and at the Malombe and Ndwasa pans in the north-east. The Okavango and Kwando rivers and their associated floodplains are important habitats for wetland bird species, such as wattled cranes and African skinners. Over 400 different types of birds are visible, like kingfishers, herons and African skimmers. Pitch a tent in one of the neat, well-organized community campsites in and around the Bwabwata
National Park and watch the hippo-haunted rivers gently flow by, knowing that you are in an area where local people and wildlife are both benefiting from sharing in the future of this spectacular area. Soak your feet in the spray at Popa Falls, Namibia’s gem on the Kavango River. Take unaccompanied or guided game drives across dramatic flood plains, through mature Kalahari woodland and along the shores of the temporary pans (omurambas). Or fill your Big Five tick list by visiting the Buffalo core conservation area, the best place in Namibia to see buffalo with close to 1,000 animals.