Mozambique :: Mozambique
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
The Maputo Special Reserve is a 50 000 hectare mosaic of lakes, floodplains, mangrove swamps, woodlands and forested dunes sweeping down to unspoilt beaches. The Reserve was once a sanctuary to large herds of elephant, white rhino and a variety of other game species, but poaching during the civil war reduced animal numbers considerably. Since 1994 the Endangered Wildlife Trust has provided considerable financial support to rehabilitate the reserve and game numbers have since increased significantly. Unfortunately the elephants are elusive and difficult to track down in the dense bush. Other animals that can be spotted include hippo, crocodile, nyala, red duiker, suni, vervet monkey and reedbuck. The Reserve offers excellent opportunities for bird watching. Commonly seen species include African Fish Eagle, Crested Guinea Fowl, Olive Bee-eater, Woodland Kingfisher, and White-helmeted Shrike as well as Grey, Trumpeter and Crowned Hornbills.
|Fee/s :||MTS900 per car and trailer. Entrance per person is MTS600 and Camping MTS200 per person per day. (Sept-18)|
|Game Viewing, Bird Watching|
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