Khaudum National Park

Khaudum National Park

Khaudum is considered by some as the Elephant kingdom of Namibia.

 

The Khaudum National Park is located in Kalahari Desert. The three largest dry rivers (known as omiramba) — Nhoma,Cwiba and Khaudum — run through the wildlife park. They play an important ecological role when they run during the rainy season.

 

The unspoiled nature of the reserve encourages a rich and varied wildlife in the dry forest. The ideal time for seeing wildlife is from June to October. From November to March more than 320 species of birds inhabit the area, including parrots and more than 50 birds of prey.

Big game can be found in the park occasionally, more than 500 African bush elephants, many Angolan giraffes and many antelope, including roan antelope, kudu, lyre antelope, eland and reedbuch. Even the stock of prey animals is high. Besides the smaller cats, there is a larger population of lions, but also leopards, spotted hyenas, jackals, occasionally cheetahs and even Cape wild dogs.

Khaudum is very isolated and visits should be well planned. Best to go in a party of at least two 4wd vehicles. There are two camps, Sikereti in the south and Khaudum Camp in the north. There are no fuel stations or shops in the park, visitors should be totally self sufficient.

 

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