The Mahango Game Park borders on the perennial Okavango River. Characterised by riverine forests, a broad flood plain, magnificent baobabs and large herds of elephant and red lechwe, the Mahango is one of Namibia's most diverse and interesting conservation areas.
A complex network of rivers and relatively high summer rainfall have created a fertile wilderness of riverine forests, flood plains, swamps and open woodland in the Kavango and Caprivi. For freshwater angling enthusiasts, canoeists and whiteriver rafters, the far north east offers much excitement and challenge. Well over 400 of Namibia's bird species occur in this part of the country and the region is steadily gaining a reputation as a retreat for bird-watchers, nature lovers and specialist travellers. It is also of growing interest to scientists studying the wetlands system and its flora and fauna.