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Bwabwata (Botswana)

Practical information on Bwabwata

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • River
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1hr from Omega, in a four-wheel drive, along tarmac roads, followed by the park's tracks
When to go
During the elephant migration season
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Bwabwata

Camille Griffoulieres Seasoned Traveller
111 written opinions

The Bwabwata National Park is on the edge of the Caprivi Strip in Nambia. Established in 2007, it stretches across 6,300km2 and is bordered by Rivers Okavango and Cuando. Its abundant wildlife can be more easily observed close to water sources.

My suggestion:
Try to go during the elephant migration season - it's at this time that you'll witness some spectacular sights! 
My review

>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.

Migrating elephants in the Bwabwata National Park
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