PARKS AND NATURE RESERVES


From north to south, geography, flora and fauna of Mozambique presents itself as a huge mosaic of strong contrasts. You can find plateaus, mountains, lakes, large river valleys, forests and savannah. In other words: Africa in a nutshell. Simply amazing!

For a direct contact with nature, a safari in Mozambique is the ideal. It is a truly unique experience, because only few tourists have discovered the beauty of these parks and nature reserves. Here you can see elephants, rhinos, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and migratory birds. Most parks are divided into three areas: a protected area to preserve endangered species, an area for hunting and an area dedicated to sustainable tourism. The safaris take place in tourist areas where there are good conditions for accommodation in safari lodges. Travel with a professional guides and get the most out of your safari. You can do a safari on foot or in all-terrain vehicles.

The largest parks and nature reserves are, from north and south, the Niassa National Reserve, the Gorongosa National Park and the Limpopo National Park.

THE NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE

The Niassa National Reserve in northern Mozambique is an attraction not to be missed. Situated on the border with Tanzania, this reserve has an area of 42,000 km2 (nearly twice the size of the Kruger National Park).

The landscape is spectacular, with vast savannahs and large forest areas with isolated huge granitic hills, the so-called 'inselbergs'. The hills look so strange, that you feel part of the set of Jurassic Park. The Niassa reserve has the largest concentration of large mammals: 20,000 elephants, 14,000 antelopes and 800 lions. It has an estimated population of 450 African wild dogs and more than 400 species of birds.
The Niassa National Reserve is ideal for people with adventurous spirit. You can do a normal safari, but also go canoeing, fishing and even climbing the Inselbergs.

Gorongosa National Park

The Gorongosa National Park is situated in the center of Mozambique, on the southern edge of the Great African Rift Valley, and has a very distinct character. This park is smaller (4000 km2) than the other parks and reserves in Mozambique, but holds some surprises for the visitor, such as the spectacular rainforest at the foothills of Mount Gorongosa.

This park has a large biodiversity, with elephants, giant crocodiles and more than 400 species of birds. Visitors can stay at one of the park’s tourist centers. Besides safari and bird watching, you can also choose some cultural visits.

Limpopo National Park

The Limpopo National Park is located in southern Mozambique, in the province of Gaza. Together with the Kruger National Park, South Africa, and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, it forms the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. This park is the largest transboundary nature conservation park in Africa.

The Limpopo National Park has several types of vegetation and vast areas of unspoilt nature. In large parts of the park, humans didn’t interfere for decades. Here you can observe, among other animals, elephants, hippos, lions and zebras. In the Elephant River, you can try your luck and catch the famous tiger fish. This park has a good infrastructure for sustainable tourism, with accommodation in lodges and guided tours by professional guides.

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