Mangetti National Park is a national park located in northern Namibia. The park was established in 2008 and has a size of 420 km2 it is situated in the eastern Kalahari woodlands about 100 km south-west of Rundu, the area was previously managed as a game camp for breeding rare and endangered species. The land was originally set aside for conservation by the Ukwangali Traditional Authority.
Mangetti is part of a new generation of parks aimed at reducing rural poverty through tourism development, joint management and benefit sharing with local communities. It is one of Namibia’s latest national parks and has the potential to become a new tourism highlight in the north east, while protecting wildlife and vegetationNatural features: North-west/south-east aligned ancient dunes are a major topographical feature.
There is plenty of wildlife to see in Mangetti such as; Sable antelope, African wild dog, Leopard, Hyaena, Blue wildebeest, Oryx, Kudu, Duiker, Steenbok, Caracal and African wild cat. Occasionaly, Elephants can be spotted. Lapped-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Tawny Eagle, Meyer’s Parrot and Striped Kingfisher are among the birdlife vibrant in this region.
The Park can be visited throughout the year