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Mudumu National Park

Mudumu National Park

     
 

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Website:

www.met.gov.na

Poaching Hotline:

+264 (0) 55555 (SMS)

 
     

Size:  73,700 ha / 737 km2

Species Numbers:  *105 Mammals        *467 Birds        *71 Reptiles

Big Five:  4 of the big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo are present

Highlights:

* The birdlife is prolific, with at least 430 species recorded

* The reserve is characterised by the Kwando River waterways which are a delight when explored by boat, providing an endless stream of great wildlife sightings and superb birding opportunities in beautiful surroundings

* For a cultural diversion, visit the Lizuali Traditional village just outside Mudumu to learn about traditional Caprivi lifestyles

Description:

Mudumu National Park was created in 1990, shortly before Namibia's independence. The reserve is characterised by a riverine forest, dense savannah and mopane woodland, and with extensive floodplains of Papyrus swamps. The entire park is flat, with no hills or mountains and a fossilized river course - the Mudumu Mulapo – lies in the centre of the park.

The reserve’s glossy waterways, lush riverbanks and marshlands are home to red lechwes and sitatungas, as well as hippos, giraffe, zebra and a fabulous selection of birds. There are also large herds of buffalo and good numbers of elephant. April to September is a good time to visit for game viewing and in December through to March the reserve is lush and birdlife is plentiful.

 

Travel:

The reserve is situated approximately 35km south of Kongola and reached via the D3511 (MR125/C49). There is no formal entrance gate and the park is unfenced.

 

Helpful Tips:

* It is advisable to take the necessary precautions against Malaria and Bilharzia

* The terrain is suited to experienced 4x4 drivers as conditions are sandy when dry and muddy when wet

* During the rainy season from November to April it is recommended to drive in a convoy of at least two vehicles

* Entry permits for Mudumu are obtainable in the MET offices in Katima Mulilo and Windhoek or from the offices at Susuwe and Nakatwa

* There is one unfenced campsite at the Nakatwa Nature Conservation Camp and campers should carry food, water and fuel. There is one lodge inside the reserve, the up-market Lianshulu Lodge

* The area can receive up to 700mm annual rainfall and flooding can be extensive

 

 
 
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