Sunset over the Kwando River – Bwabwata National Park, covering 6,274 kilometers of northeast Namibia, was established in 2007.
Migration route – The park is located on an important migration route between Botswana and Angola for African elephants and other wildlife.
Resurgence – The area's wildlife population was decimated during the Border War of the 1970s and '80s but, thanks to Namibia's community-driven conservation efforts, the elephants are now returning to Bwabwata in droves.
Sable antelope – Among the many species to call Bwabwata home are sable antelope (pictured), African buffalo, hippopotamuses and zebras.
Nambwa Tented Lodge – Nambwa Tented Lodge is one of the small handful of new, exclusive eco-lodges that have opened up across Bwabwata's various community-managed concessions.
Viewing deck at Nambwa Tented Lodge – Nambwa's owner, Dusty Rodgers, says that with a growing number of international tour operators beginning to add Bwabwata to their itineraries, "the local communities have become much more aware of the significant benefits that the wildlife and the landscape holds for them."
Namibia Experience – Namibia Experience offers excursion tours which allow guests to get up close to African elephants.
Challenges – Though sporadic poaching and human-wildlife conflict continue to be challenges to Bwabwata and the broader KAZA project, there's a new-found hope in the region that hasn't been felt in decades.