Popa Falls, Mahango and Khaudum Game Reserves

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Popa Falls
Popa Falls Rest Camp is situated on the bank of the Kavango River at the Popa Falls rapids where the course of the river is suddenly interrupted by rocks before entering Botswana creating the four meter high waterfall. Open throughout the year. The gates are open from sunrise to sunset. Kiosk, fire wood and water are available. Angling permits are available at the resort office.

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Shop hours: 8.00-17.00.
Landing strip: at Bagani, 5 km from Popa Falls. Landing and transport from airstrip must be arranged in advance directly with resorts and on arrival the resort must be circled if transport is needed.
Open: 7.00-9.00, 12.00-14.00, 18.00-22.00
Meal times:
7.00-8.30, 12.00-13.30, 18.00-20.30
No pets, no motor cycles.
Size: 0.25 sq km

Usage and entrance fees per day (payable on arrival or pre-booked): click here

Accommodation and camping per night: on request

Unit type Number of units Daily rates per person Single rate Note
River cabin 4 beds 10 - - Bed and breakfast maximum 4 adults
Camping 10 - N/A Maximum 8 persons per site
Accommodation only: children under the age of 6 stay free of change, 6-12 years old pay 70%.
Provision for children will be made upon arrival; however the booking must be made in advance.

Mahango Game Reserve
The area borders the Kavango River where crocodile and hippo abound. The park is situated in north eastern Kavango bordering on western Caprivi and Botswana. It is 950 km from Windhoek and 250 km from Rundu. Open for day visitors only.
Flora and fauna. Broad flood planes forming streams and lakes are flooded every year to form marshes. There are several endemic water plants. Dense forest and adjacent wooded areas are common features. It is rich in bird life - 280 different species have been identified. The most important endangered species in the game park are hippopotamus, crocodile, bushbuck, reedbuck, lechwe, tsessebe, roan antelope, sable antelope, impala, oribi, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and sitatunga.
Size: 244.62 sq km.

Usage and entrance fees per day (payable on arrival or pre-booked): click here

Kaudom (Khaudum) Game Reserve

Khaudum Park: there are two tourist camps in the park, Sikereti camp site in the south and Khaudum Camp in the north. The nearest places for supplies are in town Rundu and no fresh produce is available within Khaudum Park or the surrounding villages. The water at both camps is suitable for drinking.

The roads in the park can be poor, the best time to visit is during the dry winter months, June to October. A minimum of two 4x4 wheel drive vehicles is required per party, provisions for 3 days/100 litres of water per vehicle per day must be taken. There are 12 artificial waterholes and 2 natural fountains in the park and they can all be reached by vehicle as 2 track roads interlink the whole park. Most of the watering holes have hides, game can be viewed safely using it.

The park has two access points. Northern entrance is from Katere road, southern - from Tsumkwe road. Drivers should note that all roads in the park, including access roads, require 4x4 vehicles, mainly due to loose deep sand. There is no fuel available in Khaudum park and the nearest fuel stations are in settlement Tsumkwe, town Grootfontein (350 km from Sikereti), town Rundu (180km from Khaudum Park) and Bagani/Divundu (145 km from Khaudum Park). There is a state clinic located some 37 km from Khaudum Camp on the Katere Khaudum camp road, medical infrastructure at Tsumkwe is limited to a nurse.

Usage and entrance fees per day (payable on arrival or pre-booked): click here

Accommodation per night:

Economy hut 4 beds, 1 room, no bedding, communal facilities, no power. -

Camping sites:

Without power points Rate per site per day
Max 8 persons -

Open throughout the year. Visitors have to cater for themselves and must provide their own bedding, food, equipment, water and fire wood for at least three days.
The gates are open from sunrise to sunset.
Only four-wheel-drive vehicles allowed - a minimum of two vehicles per group.
Neither kiosk nor fuel available - closest fuel station at Tsumkwe, Bagani, Mukwe or Rundu.
No caravans, trailers, motorcycles and pets allowed.
Can be booked in advance only!

This camping site is located near Tsumkwe (approximately 65 km) at the southern end of Kaudom Reserve. A limited number of huts are available with beds only: no bedding, shared ablution facilities, no power.

Accommodation per night:

Economy hut 4 beds, 1 room, no bedding, communal facilities, no power. -

Camping sites:

Without power points Rate per site per day
Max 8 persons -


Related Maps Accommodation in the area Activities in the area
Hotels Pensions B&Bs Lodges Camping & others
Accommodation in Botswana General map - - - River Dance Lodge Popa Falls Resort Day excursions to Tsodilo Hills
Caprivi Game Reserve Caprivi - - - Ndhovu Safari Lodge Rainbow River Lodge Boat trips
Divundu Regions - - - Divava Lodge Mahangu Safari Lodge Buffalo Park excursions
History of Caprivi Khaudum Reserve map - - - Rainbow River Lodge Khaudum & Sikereti Game drives Mahango Game Reserve
Rundu Photo album Popa Falls - - - Nunda Safari Lodge River Dance Lodge Fishing
Katima Mulilo - - - - Lawdons Lodge Drotsky's Cabins Guided village tours

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