Mangetti National Park | Namibia | Wild Safari Guide

    Located in the northern reaches of Namibia, the Mangetti National Park occupies landscapes characterised by typical savannah vegetation. Predominantly Kalahari woodlands on dune crests and acacia savannah in the valleys, this rich biome supports a wealth of rare ungulates and the occasional predator.

    The 420 square kilometre park only recently became a national park, after previously being managed as a breeding camp for endangered wildlife such as the black and white rhino. In 2008, the area was declared a protected national park to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora. Both leopard and African wild dogs are the most prominent predators in the area.

    The park welcomes day visitors, but they cannot stay over inside the park. The closest town is Rundu, which is home to a local airport easily accessible from the capital city of Windhoek. From Rundu, it’s an hour to the park’s entrance—a 4WDis required to navigate the sandy roads.

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    Q How can I reach the park?

    The closest town is Rundu, which is home to a local airport easily accessible from the capital city of Windhoek. From Rundu, it’s an hour to the park’s entrance.

    Q What type of birds can I expect to see?

    Lappet-faced vultures, striped kingfisher, Meyer’s parrot, tawny eagle, and striped kingfisher are in abundance in the park.

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    The national park supports a host of wildlife species, a few of which include sable, blue wildebeest kudu, oryx, eland, steenbok, duiker and elephant. There are over 400 elands and 200 wildebeest within in the confines of the park. With high concentrations of plains game, it means that prey sources for predators are plentiful. African wild dogs, leopard, African wild cats, hyena, and caracal are found throughout the park.

    Lappet-faced vultures, striped kingfisher, Meyer’s parrot, tawny eagle, and striped kingfisher are in abundance in the park.

    The national park enjoys quite a temperate climate and is a year-round destination. The area does have a warmer time of year which is from September to November. The winter months prove to be the best time to visit.

    The park is open to day visitors and offers a fantastic opportunity for game drives and guided walks. An array of ecosystems exists within the park, and visitors can enjoy a truly pristine wilderness experience.

    There are mapped out trail routes for hiking and walking, and roads in the park are well-maintained. In addition to drives and walks, birdwatching is another sought after safari activity in the area. There are plenty of raptors soaring through the skies of Mangetti National Park, making it a prime area for spotting birds of prey. This is the ideal park for walking and hiking activities.

    The park is currently open for day visitors only. There is plenty of accommodation just outside of the park, but nothing inside the reserve.

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    • Monday09:00 - 17:00
    • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
    • Friday09:00 - 17:00
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