The more northerly of the region's two new reserves, Mudumu, covers 850km2 of riverine forest south of Kongola, either side of the D3511. Bordered by the Kwando River on the west, the reserve has good populations of a large variety of animals. Together with Mamili and the Triangle, Mudumu is notable for its buffalo (otherwise uncommon in Namibia), roan and sable antelope (both generally uncommon species), the water-loving lechwe and sitatunga, and often large herds of elephant.
Mudumu can be explored on foot or by 4WD, though don't expect much organisation or many clearly marked game drives. To stay here, the choice is either an unfenced campsite with river water and basic sanitation, Nakatwa Nature Conservation Camp, or one of the lodges by the river. If you opt to camp, then follow the signs to the camp and note that the reserve, which is not fenced or clearly demarcated, borders on to hunting areas. Ask the scouts exactly where the boundaries are.