Khaudum National Park, situated in north-eastern Namibia bordering Botswana, has less than 3 000 visitors annually and there are few tracks through the deep Kalahari sand. “Khaudum National Park was established with conservation in mind, and not for cash generation. This simple guiding characteristic gave birth to the true wilderness feel that embraces one’s soul when visiting the park. More elephants than people frequent the park. It is a refuge for African wild dog and roan antelope. Lion, cheetah and leopard are also found here.
The park is unfenced except along the Botswana border, so game is able to move into neighbouring conservancies. Park staff co-operate with the conservancies in the joint management of the wildlife that moves between the park and neighbouring land.
Covering an area of 3 842 km², the park was declared a National park in 1989 and is dominated by Kalahari sandveld with omurambas (fossil drainage lines) which act as ideal routes for wildlife. It is characterized by tree and Shrub Savannah Biome and dominant Trees including leadwood (Combretum imberbe), evergreen false mopane (Guibourtia coleosperma), various acacia species including camel- thorn trees (Acacia erioloba), Zambezi teak (Baikiaea plurijuga), tamboti (Spirostachys africana) and baobab (Adansonia digitata).
Do not miss out on the sightings including elephant, roan antelope, giraffe, eland, tsessebe, reedbuck, lion, African wild dog, leopard, spotted hyaena, ostrich, blue Wildebeest, red hartebeest, kudu, gemsbok, warthog, side-striped jackal and various other smaller species. A total of 320 bird species have been recorded, including Ground Hornbill, African Hobby Falcon, Racket-tailed Roller and Bradfield’s Hornbill. Summer visitors are Abdim’s Stork, Yellow-billed Kite, Steppe and Lesser Spotted Eagles, and African Golden Oriole. Tourism Game viewing, bird-watching.