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Niassa Game Reserve Accommodation

Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique comprises an area of 42,000 km2 (including buffer zones). That is about twice the size of Kruger Park in South Africa. It contains, by far, the largest concentration of game in Mozambique. The magnificent scenery combined with the size and natural wealth makes Niassa Reserve one of Africa’s last great wildernesses.

Niassa offers a wilderness with fantastic fauna and flora. Wildlife experts from the Niassa Reserva report about common sights of elephants with enormous and magnificent tusks, something that is more or less impossible to spot these days in tourist parks like Kruger, Serengeti and Masai Mara.

Surveys in 1998 estimated that Niassa Reserve contains approximately 12,000 elephants and 9,000 sable antelopes. There are also big herds of the endangered African Wild Dog and buffalos, alongside a rich diversity of bird life. The Reserve comprises woodland, open savannahs, seasonal wetlands and riverside forests along rivers Rovuma and Lugenda. Other attractions in the Reserve are the spectacular inselbergs that are making the landscape a spectacular view. The highest of these rock formations is the Mecula Mountain (1441 m) in the center of the Reserve.

Soon the Niassa Reserve will be an important cornerstone in the World Bank’s Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (greater eco-tourism and conservation program). The Reserve will then link to a proposed marine reserve in Cabo Delgado and to the Tanzanian Selous Game Reserve. There is no other single area in Africa that can offer such a diversity of landscape under its protection.

Niassa Game Reserve
11° 56' 1.9248" S
37° 7' 51.7512" E
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