Mudumu National Park

Mudumu National Park, one of Namibia’s least-known parks, is richly rewarding for adventurous visitors. The main attraction is the riverine habitat of the Kwando River, while inland is the Mudumu Mulapo fossilised river course and the dense mopane woodland shelter woodland species. There is no formal entrance gate or park fence - the park is separated from neighbouring communal farmland by a graded cutline.
Mudumu is home to a large elephant population. The park acts as a corridor for these pachyderms as they migrate between Botswana, Zambia, Angola and Zimbabwe.
In recent years, Mudumu has become the model for co- operation  between  parks and neighbours. The parks, conservancies, community forests and traditional leaders work together on law enforcement, fire management (early burning), game monitoring and translocations. This evolved from the need to manage common resources across unfenced park and conservancy boundaries.

Park  size: 1 010 km²

Proclamation: 1990

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 Hyaena, Cheetah, African Wild dog, Hippo, Crocodile, Spotted-necked otter, Sitatunga, 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.

Tourism:  Walking, bird-watching, game viewing. 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 4x4 vehicles. At least two 4x4 vehicles are recommended during  rainy season. 


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