|Mudumu National Park
The Mudumu National Park was proclaimed in 1990 and is a vast 1 010-km2
expanse of dense savannah and mopane woodlands, with the Kwando River as
its western border.
South of Lianshulu the river breaks up into a labyrinth of channels to
form the Linyanti Swamp. Proclaimed in 1990, the park is home to small
populations of sitatunga and red lechwe, while spotted-necked otter,
hippo and crocodile inhabit the waterways.
During a game drive, animals likely to be encountered are elephant,
buffalo, roan antelope, kudu, impala and Burchell's zebra.
The entire Eastern Caprivi is a bird-watcher's paradise. Some 430
species, nearly 70% of Namibia's total number of species, have been
recorded here. Of particular interest are slaty egrets, white-rumped
babblers, greater swamp warblers (papyrus swamps), chirping cisticolas
and swamp boubous.
|Other noteworthy species include
black coucals (an intra-African migrant), coppery-tailed and Senegal
coucals, wattled cranes (flood plains) and pinkthroated longclaws. In
the backwaters and swamps, Pygmy geese and knobbilled duck (between
September and April), Lesser gallinules (between December and April),
and African and lesser jacanas are found.
Accommodation in Mudumu is restricted to the privately managed lodges.