Bwabwata National Park is a relatively newly proclaimed park, in what is known as the Kavango and Zambezi regions of Namibia (formerly known as the Caprivi Strip). There are two hunting areas in the park, both approximately 275 000 ha (670 000 acres) in size.
The Eastern hunting block is known as the Kwando Core area, or Bwabwata East, while the Western block is known as the Buffalo core area, or Bwabwata West.
Ndumo Safaris is in the fortunate position to have been awarded the Eastern hunting block of this much-coveted Park, and thus can offer exceptional elephant, buffalo or leopard safaris from our well-appointed safari camp on the banks of the Kwando river. The camp is built on wooden platforms, with canvas and reed walls and thatched roofs. All rooms have a view onto the Kwando river. We can provide accommodation for up to 10 guests at a time, of which a maximum of 6 can be hunters. However, we prefer not to have more than 4 hunters at any given time in camp, and as such only if they booked together, to try and ensure that each hunting group maintains exclusivity.
This concession is home to some of the best elephant, buffalo, leopard and plains game populations left in Africa, with a very small hunting quota, ensuring exceptional trophy quality. In fact, it is possible to find 60 plus pound elephant and 42 inch and bigger buffalo. Personally, we try and hunt old, past productive animals, and thus do not have a sliding scale on size. Due to the exclusivity, the range of animals available, and the total hunting experience, this area is more expensive to hunt.The Park extends from the Kavango River in the West, to the Kwando River in the East, with Angola to the North and Botswana and the Okavango Delta to the South. The split between the East and West blocks is at the Kavango/Zambezi provincial border.Bwabwata East is a hunting paradise, with the vegetation ranging from the swampy floodplains of the Kwando, to huge foresty areas which include Camel thorn, Leadwood, Teak, Mahogany, cluster-leafed Terminalia and other large trees. Hunting is good from April to November in this area.