Buffalo Core Area (Bwabwata National Park)
The Buffalo Core Area (or Buffalo Park) is one of Namibia's last hidden gems when it comes to wild and remote wildlife parks. Buffalo Game Park is located on the east side of the Okavango River in the Kavango Region of Namibia.
Buffalo Park is about 40 minutes from Mobola Island Lodge. From Mobola drive towards Divundu and across the Okavango Bridge towards Katima Mulilo. Approximately 10 km after Divundu you will find Buffalo Park on the right.
Wildlife Species in Buffalo Park
The park is home to many rare African wildlife species. Large herds of buffalo (hence the name) and elephant roam the park. Sable and roan antelopes, which are rarely seen elsewhere in Namibia, are relatively common in the Buffalo Core Area. There are also some predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. Impala, bushbuck, kudu and lechwe are also found in the park as well as an absolutely magnificent bird life.
Buffalo Core Area - a bit wild
Buffalo Park is located on the site of a former military station. The ruins, including an old cinema and elephant slaughterhouses, can still be visited today. Getting out of the car is not prohibited in Buffalo Park, but some caution should be exercised.
The park is wilder and lonelier than Mahango National Park on the west side of the river. Especially in the rainy season, an off-road vehicle with 4x4 is necessary. For this you will be rewarded by original nature and a unique animal world, which you can enjoy individually. We recommend driving along the river side of the park as this is where most of the wildlife is seen and the scenery is truly breathtaking. Free maps of the park are available at reception.