Mahango Game Reserve

Mahango Elephants

Travel to Mahango Game Reserve – Wildlife in Abundance

At the western end of the Caprivi Strip the Mahango Game Reserve adjoins the Okavango River and extends to over 244 square kms. In the eastern part of the park the road follows a river course. From your slightly elevated position you will ever so often enjoy fantastic views of the Okavango’s floodplains below. It is a picture of vast plains of grass and reeds, bordered by patches of shaggy palm trees or towering mighty Baobabs. In the west, the vegetation on the banks of the Mahango and Thinderevu omiramba is dominated by dense dry forest. Similar riverine vegetation exists in very few other places in Namibia as most of it has been destroyed by endeavours to till the land.

The area was proclaimed a National Park in 1989, it links with the Buffalo Core Conservation Area across the river.

The park is home to over 400 different bird species. The Mahango Game Reserve is particularly known for its elephant but you can also spot buffalo or the shy Sitatunga and Lechwe. Bird species include kingfishers, herons, cormorants, African skimmers, Wattled crames, Pygmy geese and African fish eagles.

Visitors can participate in 4×4 vehicle game viewing. Visitors should exercise caution though as there are crocodiles and hippos in the river.

There is no accommodation within the park but several lodges nearby in which to relax.

Due to local road conditions travelling with a knowledgeable driver/guide and private 4WD vehicle is highly recommended.

  • Spot all manner of wildlife from crocodiles to eagles.
  • Join a guided safari to get the most out of your trip here.
  • Stay in a local lodge to a unique experience.


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