Situated in the eastern Caprivi the 320-km² Mamili National Park, proclaimed in 1990, has the distinction of being the largest wetland area with conservation status in Namibia.
The park is characterised by a complex network of channels, reed beds, ox-bow lakes and tree-covered islands, with the focal point on Nkasa and Lupala, two large islands in the Kwando/Linyanti River. During the dry season the islands can be reached by road, but after the rains 80% of the area becomes flooded, cutting them off from the mainland. The same bird and animal species as in the Mudumu National Park occur in Mamili.
For campers who like to rough it, Mamili offers basic camp sites at Nzalu and Lyadura in the east and south east of the reserve. Please note, these have no facilities whatsoever, so visitors have to be completely self-sufficient in terms of water, food and fuel.
Entry permits for the park are obtainable at the MET office in Katima Mulilo.