An excellent destination for bird watching

Mahango Game Reserve

Mahango Game Park is a small park, a short drive south of Popa Falls, on the border with Botswana. As Popa Falls is a natural point to break the long journey between Rundu and Katima Mulilo, Mahango Game Park should be considered for inclusion in the itinerary. Driving the route through the park will take approximately half a day. In order to drive the full circular route, an offroad vehicle will be needed. There is a shorter route which can be drivenby a sedan in the dry season. The effort of visiting the park will be rewarding in terms ofwildlife and bird watching.

The Mahango Game Park has a high number of elephants, as well as fair numbers of antelopes which are scarce or not seen in other parts of Namibia. These include the roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and the red lechwe. The park is also home to anumber of sitatunga, however these antelopes are very scarce, and sightings will be excellent luck. The best time to see elephants and antelope will be during the dry season. Part of the park borders on the Kavango river, so the possibility of seeing crocodiles exists. In order to see hippos, the traveller should book a nocturnal game viewing trip, as hippos are nocturnal creatures. The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October. The Mahango Game Park is an excellent destination for bird watching. It has three different habitats: the Kavango River, the flood plains, known as omurambas and woodlands, so a wide spread of species can be seen. The best time of year for bird watching is in the rainy months from November to February.

Best time to visit Mahango Game Reserve

The best time for game viewing is in the dry months between March and October.


Mahango is home to many animals. Large herds of elephants and buffalos can be found, as well as hippos and very large crocodiles. There are many antelope species, such as roan and sable antelope, common reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck and tsessebe. There are also giraffes, zebras, impalas and kudus living in the park. Main predators are lion, leopard and hyena. Because of the decent amount of water in this area, there are many bird species to be found as well.

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