Mahango Game Reserve

Mahango Game reserve is one of the smallest game reserves in Namibia located in the north east of the country, near the border with Botswana. This reserve covers an area of about 300sq km on the banks of the Okavango River. Bordering the park is another picturesque Namibia game reserve, Caprivi Game reserve on the other side of the river


Large game species of wildlife found in Mahango Namibia game reserve include elephant, rhino, giraffe and buffalo, as well as lion, leopard and cheetah. Some of the other species of animals in the reserve include sable, hippo, wild dig, lechwe, sitatunga, roan antelope and others. The river banks are always infested with large crocodiles to be ware of.

Game viewing is good during the dry season (June to October) as animals congregate around the river bank and near water pools. Game drives are only on robust 4X4 vehicles and trucks

Bird watching is during the months of November to March with sights like pelican, roller, sun birds, storks and other water endemics that migrate from Okavango delta and nearby protected areas.

The Mahango Game Reserve is open throughout the year although visitors are advised to take precautions against malaria and bilharzias. There is no accommodation in the park but several private lodges are located in the near vicinity.


Accommodation is available in several safari lodges, and camps with examples like Mahangu Lodge, Ndhovu safari Lodge,   Divava Okavango safari lodge and Lodge, Popa falls Lodge among others.



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