Khaudum Game Reserve
(also spelt Khaudom)
Situated in the north east of the country bordering on Botswana, the Khaudum Game Park is the only conservation area in Namibia that protects the northern Kalahari sandveld biome. Proclaimed in 1989, it is a densely wooded wilderness that harbours several big game species and a multitude of birds.
Approval has been granted by Cabinet to re-proclaim the Khaudum as a national park because of its importance to conservation.
As a result of the dense vegetation, game viewing in the Khaudum requires considerable patience. Large animals that occur throughout the park are elephant and giraffe, while predators are lion, leopard, spotted hyaena and side-striped and black-backed jackal. African wild dogs also occur here. Game numbers vary considerably, as Khaudum is unfenced, enabling the animals to follow their natural migration routes.
Khaudum is the stronghold of Namibia's roan antelope population. Other animals seen here are kudu, steenbok, gemsbok and blue wildebeest, while tsessebe, hartebeest, eland and reedbuck occur in the central section of the park.
About 320 bird species have been recorded at Khaudum. Rare species include coppery-tailed and Senegal coucals, Bradfield's hornbills, rufousbellied tits, blackfaced babblers and sharp-tailed starlings.
The Khaudum's two accommodation establishments, Sikereti and Khaudum, are rustic bush camps with a limited number of huts and campsites.
A minimum of two 4x4 vehicles per group is allowed to travel in this park.
Please note that petrol is available only at Bagani, Divundu, Mukwe and Rundu in the Kavango Region.
Visitors have to cater for themselves and provide own equipment, bedding, food and water for at least 3 days
Only communal ablution facilities.