Mahango National Park

Mahango Core Area (Bwabwata National Park)

Mahango National Park (official name: Mahango Core Area) is located on the southwestern bank of the Okavango near the small northern Namibian town of Divundu. The park has a great infrastructure that makes it passable without a 4x4 off-road vehicle.

The Mahango Game Park can be reached from Mobola Island Lodge within about 35 minutes. From Mobola drive towards Divundu and then turn onto the C48 towards Botswana. After about 15 kilometers the reception of the Mahango National Park is on your left. Maps of the park are available there.

Wildlife Species in Mahango National Park

Many different Namibian animal and bird species call the Mahango Park their home. There are large herds of elephants that come daily to the waters of the Okavango or the waterhole 10km to the west. There are brilliant photo opportunities here.

Buffalo, giraffe, zebra, kudu and impala are also found in larger herds. The Mahango also offer a home to many antelope species that are quite rare in the rest of Namibia. Sable and Roan Antelope, Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Tssessebe are often seen in the Mahango. The main predators in Mahango National Park are leopards, hyenas and lions, although these are rarely seen. Almost always when visiting the park you can see the sometimes huge crocodiles and hippos lying lazily in the water. The large flood plains and reed islands make the Mahango Park a true bird paradise.

Mahango National Park - Great African nature

The park offers some picnic and game viewing spots. Here you can explore the area on foot with a lot of caution and at a safe distance from the vehicle.
Even though the giant baobab fell over some time ago, there are still some magnificent baobabs to admire in the park. These and other large trees also provide shelter for the cheeky vervet monkeys.

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. A detour to the water hole (ask at reception) is also worthwhile, as there are many elephants to be seen in the area (especially at lunchtime) and a leopard can also be seen from time to time.

On the opposite bank of the Okavango is Buffalo Park, a real insider tip.