Bwabwata National Park in detail

Flights & getting there

The paved Trans-Caprivi Highway between Rundu and Katima Mulilo is perfectly suited to 2WD vehicles, as is the gravel road between Divundu and Mohembo (on the Botswana border). Drivers may transit the park without charge, but you will incur national-park entry fees if you use the loop drive through the park.

Border Crossing: Mahango-Mohembo

About 12km before the Mahango–Mohembo border (6am to 6pm) with Botswana is the entry point to the Mahango Game Reserve. If you’re transiting to the border there is no fee payable – just fill out the register at the entrance gate, indicating that you have entered the area. At the border, formalities are straightforward – on the Namibian side, fill in a departure card and get your passport stamped at the immigration desk. On your way to the Botswana side, you need to stop at the exit gate, enter a small office and fill out the registration book (you’ll need your licence and vehicle details). It's a fairly quiet border post – very few trucks pass this way – so you should be on your way in no time at all.

On the Botswana side, fill in the registration book for your vehicle, the entry card and get your passport stamped. Pay P140 (or N$190) for a road permit and insurance (payment accepted in either currency). Welcome to Botswana.