From the Kovango we drove east through the Bwabwata National Park, which was a bit disappointing – no animals, no nice landscape. Just when we reached the Kwando River, we suddenly saw a very big group of elephants in the distance. We chose a community campsite on the river called Kapako Waterfront Camp. Lukas, the manager from the village was very helpful and organised a river cruise with the lodge nearby.
Already at the Mahango Core Area we had spotted an antelope we hadn’t seen before. It was a Lechwe, which lives in wetlands.
The next day we drove through the Mudumu Game Reserve, when suddenly a big group of giraffes blocked the road, our first giraffes since the Etosha NP, what a joy to see these beautiful animals again.
After taking the C49 through the south of the Zambesi province we finally arrived at the border town Katima Mulilo. Our last stop was at the Namwi Island Lodge, where we camped at the Zambesi, surrounded by a park like vegetation with big trees and flower beds. A nice pool made the heat bearable. We relaxed here a couple of days, before we crossed into Zambia. A new country to explore, after nearly 3 month in Namibia – more on the next posts!