Khaudum National Park
Being named after one of the Omuramba also known as fossil river running through this special place along the Namibia-Botswana Border, Khaudum National Park is one of the ‘Forgotten Wilderness’ in the Kalahari Basin.
If you have been to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as a comparison, Khaudum is really less organized with road and camping-lodging facilities; however, with the presence of Endangered Wild Dogs, Elephants, Roan and Sable Antelopes, it offers a wider spectrum by means of wildlife sightings.
With plenty of water, especially during rainy season and almost all year long, thanks to those fossil river springs, birdlife including raptors is plenty and healthy. Majestic Black-Maned Kalahari Lions, as well as leopards and cheetahs are also plentiful.
It is a young Nature Reserve despite its being a valuable habitat for thousands and thousands of years, there are challenges as always with such developing reserves, but absolutely worth the visit.
Khaudum National Park’s southern boundaries are home to San People in villages concentrated around Nhoma and Tsumkwe in Naye-Naye Concession Area which offers a great chance to take a visit the wise people of San Tribe to learn how they have been coping with harsh conditions of Kalahari Basin for thousands of years.