NATIONAL RESERVES AND GAME PARKS
national reserves and game parks are owned by Government and managed on
its behalf by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Since
independence there has been a rapid escalation in the number and size of
private conservation areas.
Mahango Game Reserve borders on the perennial Okavango River, and
extends over 244kmē.
32km-wide Caprivi Game Park of 5 715kmē extends for about 180 km
from the Okavango River to the Kwando River.
3. The Mudumu National Park is a vast 1 010kmē expanse of dense
savannah and mopane woodlands, with the Kwando River as its western
4. The 320kmē Mamili National Park, the largest wetland area with
conservation status in Namibia.
5. The Khaudum Game Reserve protects the northern Kalahari
6. The Mangetti Game Reserve in the Kavango Region is managed as
a game-breeding area.
7. The Etosha National Park, at 22 270kmē, is one of the largest
game reserves in Africa.
8. The Skeleton Coast Park covers an area of 16 400kmē.
9. The Cape Cross Seal Reserve, approximately 130km north of
Swakopmund, was proclaimed to protect up to 23 colonies of Cape Fur
10. The National West Coast Recreation Area, a 200km stretch of
coastline between the Swakop and Ugab rivers is renowned for its
outstanding angling potential.
11. Rising some 200m above a surrounding sea of bush and savannah, the
405kmē Waterberg Plateau Park, is home to some 25 game and 200
12. The Von Bach Game Reserve, south of Okahandja, extends for
43kmē and is a popular venue for aquatic sports.
13. The Daan Viljoen Game Park is comparatively small (3 953ha)
and is a popular retreat for Windhoek residents and tourists.
14. The Hardap Game Reserve covers an area of 250kmēand offers
excellent game viewing opportunities.
15. Namib-Naukluft Park, a vast wilderness of 50 000kmē.
16. The focal point of the 23 000ha Naute Recreation Resort, is
Namibia's 3rd largest dam.
17. Fishriver Canyon Park is comprised of the Ai-Ais Hot Springs
Resort, the Fishriver Canyon and the Huns Mountains.
Namibia has 5 perennial rivers,
all of which delineate her borders:
Orange River (South)
Kunene, Okavango, Zambezi and Kwando
rivers, forming the border between eastern Caprivi and Botswana in the
Fish and Nosob river
Kuiseb, Swakop, Omaruru, Hoarusib, Hoanib,
Ugab and Khumib rivers which drain into the Atlantic Ocean
Marienfluß ,Omatako and Cuvelai. These
originate from Southern Angola and empty its floodwaters into the Etosha