Wedged between Angola and Botswana, the Bwabwata National Park extends from the Okavango River in the west for about 180km to the Kwando River in the east.
Although it was proclaimed a park in 1968, it was controlled by the South African Defence Force and not managed properly as a conservation area.
It is generally flat with deciduous woodlands, except for some 30 – 60m high dunes covered in vegetation. Although game is present, you may not see much as you are restricted to the single road running through the park. There are few tourist facilities and the terrain is extremely sandy – a 4×4 vehicle is a pre-requisite.