postheadericon Mudumu National Park

Mudumu is a Namibian National Park which isn’t very well known, but despite that, it’s a great choice for an adventurous traveler that visits it. The Kwando River’s riverine habitat is Mudumu’s biggest attraction, but just as important in the area is the mopane woodland and the fossilized river course. The NP is not marked by fences or entrance gates. The only thing that is separating it from the farmland in the area is a graded cutline.

This National Park has a very big elephant population, thanks to the fact that the area is used by these animals as a corridor, used when they’re migrating between Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia and Botswana.

These days, Mudumu is an example for the rest of the region when it comes to the way they cooperate with its neighbors and with other parks. A community of traditional leaders, community forests, conservancies and parks cooperate, to manage the local wildlife, fire prevention and law enforcement.

The size of the park is a bit over 1,000 sq. km and its beginnings go back to 1990, when it was proclaimed.

The vegetation of the Mudumu NP is quite varied, including the usual shrubs and trees you can expect in the savannah.

As for the wildlife of the park, visitors that get to Mudumu have the chance to see elephants, leopards, lions, buffalos, cheetahs, wild dogs, crocodiles, hippos, impalas, spotted-necked otters, red lechwe, wildebeest, eland, giraffes, sable antelopes, zebras and sitatunga. As for the species of fish found here, tilapia and tiger fish are most common.

The birds found in the area are many as well, a total of 430 species being recorded in this National Park. Among them, there are species like the eagle, the African skimmer or the African fish eagle.

If you’re a tourist that enjoys watching game or birds, this national park is a great choice.