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Khaudum National Park

The Khaudum National Park (also spelled Kaudom) is situated north of Tsumkwe at the border to Botswana. It is the most pristine nature conservation area in Namibia.  The park lies in the Kalahari Sandveld and is 3842 sqkm in area. The landscape is characterised by dry forests, mainly  Leadwood, Manketti, Seringa, Camelthorn and Wild Teak trees. The park is interveined with a couple of Omiramba, broad sandy riverbeds that only run after heavy rainfalls for a short time.

Khaudum National Park is very rich in game. During the winter months, one can view all sorts of wildlife at the waterholes, large herds of elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, many antelope species, hyaena, lion, leopard and more than 300 different species of birds. The reserve is not fenced and game can follow its natural migration routes between Namibia and Botswana and through the Caprivi.


Khaudum National Park is wild and offers basically no services. There are only two very basic camps, Sikereti in the south and Kaudom (Khaudum) in the north, both not managed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts any longer. These restcamps see hardly any visitors and one stands a good chance to be on one's own while visiting the park. The camps are not fenced, so elephants, hyaenas or lions might come to visit.

A four-wheel drive with considerably reduced tyre pressure is absolutely necessary in this park. All the tracks are sandy. Even the access to the camps is difficult. The 65 kilometer distance from Tsumkwe to Sikereti requires almost 3 hours. Driving within the park is slow as well. For the route to the northern exit from the Khaudum restcamp to Katere – situated 80 km further on the tarred B8 – some 5 to 6 hours driving time are required.

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