Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique is still being discovered and rates as one of Africa’s most spectacular and untouched wilderness areas. This Mozambique Safari Destination stretches 42 000 square kilometres and contains the biggest ever concentration of wildlife in Mozambique.
There are no fences between the Mozambique Niassa Game Reserve and Tanzania’s famous Selous Game Reserve. The two wilderness areas share the same ecosystem bordering on the Lugenda River in northern Mozambique.
Wildlife population is slowly starting to recover from the impacts of poaching during the devastating civil war during the 1970’s and 80’s and visitors can expect a vast untouched wilderness with a strong game population. The lack of fences promotes animal migration and preservation.
Mozambique Holiday Packages to this region will not disappoint! Lugenda Wilderness Camp is an example of outstanding Mozambique Accommodation but don’t expect the Big Five. Rather enjoy the return of incredible species such as the more than 12 000 elephant, 8 000 buffalo, 9 000 sable, around 200 endangered African Wild Dogs and predators such as lion and leopard – as well as plentiful birds.
Other species to be seen include healthy populations of Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, eland and zebra. There are also smaller populations of kudu, bushbuck, impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck and hippo. Visitors can also try rock climbing, game walks, hiking and star gazing at night.
The legendary Lake Niassa is the only freshwater lake in Africa reminiscent of the ocean – snorkelers can look for colourful fish. The lake is surrounded by Niassa Game Reserve’s remarkable woodland, open savannahs, seasonal wetlands and riverside forests.