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Niassa Reserve

Experience the largest protected area in Mozambique. Your African Safari into this remote Mozambique nature reserve promises astonishing landscapes and incredible wildlife. The Niassa Wildlife Reserve stretches an astounding 42 000 square kilometres across Niassa and Cabo Delgado Provinces. It was only after the terrible Mozambican Civil War that the reserve was properly protected. Today it forms part of the Trans-Frontier Conservation Area that links to the Lukwika-Lumesule Game Reserve in Tanzania.

ENDEMIC WILDLIFE SPECIES

Exciting game drives into the park reveal the growing populations of wild animals that took years to recover after years of destructive poaching. Book your Mozambique safari holiday to NiassaWildlife Reserve to see an untouched wilderness and to experience true immersion in nature. Seek out the three subspecies endemic to Niassa: Niassa wildebeest, Boehm's zebra and Johnston's impala.

BIG AND SMALL

You may be fortunate to see some of the 12 000 elephant, 9 000 sable and thousands of buffalo, plus huge herds of zebra, eland and hartebeest. Look out for smaller herds of kudu, bushbuck, impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck and hippo or hungry predators in the form of the lion, leopard, spotted hyena and at least 200 African Wild Dog.

HUGE OPEN SPACES AND LANDMARKS

Learn that Niassa Wildlife Reserve is twice the size of the Kruger National Park or as big as Denmark. Apart from the animals, go and see the stunning island mountains – or inselbergs – the highest of which is the Mecula Mountain reaching 1 441 metres above sea level. Niassa has the largest protected Miombo forest ecosystems in the world.

ISOLATED PRISTINE WILDERNESS

You will be one of the very few tourists to appreciate the beauty of this wilderness area thanks to the park’s remoteness. Animals can be skittish and the lack of development means there are only a few accommodation establishments to choose from. Intrepid travellers to Mozambique should start that adventure safari holiday today into the unexplored wilderness that is Niassa Reserve.

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