- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Sustainable Tourism
- Off the beaten track
>I really liked the Bwabwata National Park because, unlike other protected zones, it's home to a large, local population: 5,500 indigenous people live on its soil. What's more, it's off the beaten track, so less touristy. You'll need to bed down in one of three camps run by local farming communities - accompanied by your four-wheel drive as this is sandy terrain.
In this park, you'll really feel like you're in the heart of the African bush. Don't expect to see as many animals as you would in Etosha or Chobe, but the landscape is superb and you'll feel at one with nature. You'll find better quality accommodation outside the park, in lodgings where you can organise safaris, hikes and canoe trips.
The Bwabwata National Park is divided into several zones, but I highly recommend the Mahango Game Reserve for its wild animals and Popa Falls for its stunning waterfalls. These were my favourite parts of the park.