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Khaudum National Park

Khaudum National Park (or "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, dominated by 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.

The park is very rich in game. During the winter months, one can view all sorts of wildlife at the waterholes, like large herds of elephant, giraf, wildebeest, many antelope species, hyena, lion, leopard and more than 300 different species of birds.


The Khaudum Park is not fenced and the animals can freely follow their own migratory routes between Namibia, Botswana and into the Caprivi.

The park is very wild and offers basically no services. There are only two very basic camps in the park, Sikereti in the south and Kaudom in the north. Both are not maintained by Namibia Wildlife Resorts at all any more. These two restcamps, where one usually is the only visitor, are not fenced. So elephants, hyenas or lions sometimes come to visit.

For this park a four-wheel drive is absolutely indispensable, since all the roads are soft sand. The access to the park is also not easy. The 65 kilometre drive from Tsumkwe to Sikereti takes almost three hours. The progress within the park is as slow. And for the northern exit from the Kaudom Restcamp to Katere – 80 km from the tarred B8  –  between 8 and 9 hours driving time are required.

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