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Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour

By Maputo Tour Guides
Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) is a unique place to visit. An incredible alternative for everyone in maputo. A great opportunity to experience the wildlife and see some of the big five, the elephant and Hippos! The park has a natural feeling and plenty of animals and incredible beaches
from
₹20,853.74
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹20,853.74
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-90
Duration:8–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
Portuguese, English


  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 222318P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour?
Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour price starts from ₹ 20,438.19. Discover and book Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour cancellation policy?
Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour?
Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour is hosted by Maputo Tour Guides. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Maputo Tour Guides on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 222318P8

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Maputo Natural park (formerly known as Maputo Special Reserve) is a nature reserve in Mozambique. The reserve is located on Maputo Bay, approximately 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Maputo, Mozambique. The Reserve is 1,040 km2 (400 square mile) in extent and was originally proclaimed in 1932 to protect a small population of coastal elephants resident in the area. The reserve combines lakes, wetlands, swamp forests, grasslands and mangrove forests with a coastline that lies within the Maputaland Centre of Endemism. According to the latest data, the number of elephants in the reserve is about 400. Currently it forms part of the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Fauna: Includes +400 African elephants, Birds (Kingfisher, Fish Eagle and many more), zebra, antelope, crocodiles, hippos, small bucks (red duiker, suni, reedbuck and steenbok).
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

vvb610
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Tour of downtown Maputo
Calisto was awesome! A very nice an informative walk through the downtown of Maputo. I recommend the tour.
Linda P
Linda P
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Very interesting
We loved this tour. It gives you an interesting perspective of the city and opens us up to another view. The approa
ElaineF725
ElaineF725
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Calisto's the Best
Calisto was amazing! Not only did he wait for us while we went to the wrong Cathedral, he spent extra time with us
Emily S
Emily S
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Informative, friendly and relaxed 🍈🫐
Edilson was an excellent tour guide, he was friendly, relaxed and was like a walking Wikipedia about Maputo 😊. The
thomaszaq
thomaszaq
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Great for tourists AND locals
We had a lovely and informative tour with Calisto. Our group included someone who was in Maputo for the first time
Finola M
Finola M
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Maputo’s history through its architecture and art
A great A&A tour of Maputo. Our guide, Walter, was very knowledgeable, providing fascinating insights into the hist
Everton_Jesus
Everton_Jesus
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Amazing wild life experience
I absolutely loved this experience. The trip was safe and Calisto is a very good driver. He made everything to sho
Everton_Jesus
Everton_Jesus
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Best Experience to Learn about Mozambique history
Calisto showed us all the sightseeing and gave us a lot of information about Mozambique's history. He was so helpfu
ndivh0m
ndivh0m
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Historical walk
We enjoyed our walk downtown of Maputo,we got to explore the town , our tour guide Calisto was well informed and kn
ninart2019
ninart2019
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recommended for a crash course to Maputo
Wonderful tour, and Edilson is a very knowledgeable guide. We got to see all of the major points and learn a bit mo
oddbjornb
oddbjornb
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Great introduction to Maputo
The Walking Tour was a great introduction to Maputo, with a good mix of interesting places, culture and people. The
M9255MNmohamedm
M9255MNmohamedm
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Fantastic
Calisto is one of the best tour guides. Most knowledgeable, loves history, is patient, and takes his time to explai
robndangizi
robndangizi
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Best tour of the city
Calisto our tour guy, was very friendly . We had an amazing family time . The tour really gives you a good idea abo
Shelly S
Shelly S
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The best vacation in Mozambique
Calisto and Edilson are extremely professional, punctual and knowledgeable about the city and surrounding areas. Th
Pilotwithacamera
Pilotwithacamera
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This walking tour is a Must in Maputo
It was my first trip to Maputo and the guide from Edilson was exceptional. Not only I learned a lot about the histo
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Sofie Blakstad
Kastrup, Denmark5 contributions
Sep 2022
I had a wonderful time visiting the Maputo National Park with expert guide Calisto. It was my first time seeing African animals in their natural habitat, and Calisto knew where to find them, then gave me time to wonder and photograph them. He had a detailed knowledge of the park, where to find animals and how to manage the schedule, including a lunch stop on the spectacular Indian Ocean.

Calisto put me at ease as a solo female traveller, both giving me space and interesting conversation, as well as filling me in on the animals we were seeing and background information about them. He was punctual to the schedule from pickup to dropping me off at the hotel, drove extremely well (the national park roads are extreme 4x4 territory) and was universally courteous and friendly to people we encountered.

All in all a great first time reserve tour and I will definitely be doing this again.
Written 24 September 2022
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Maputo_urban_guides
Sofie, Thank you so much for your time to write this lovely review. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour because I did enjoy. You made it much simpler and interesting Thank you, Calisto
Written 24 September 2022
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Jordi G
Lisbon, Portugal26 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
The guide Calisto did a great jon driving with care and preparing all needed to have an excellent day. For me, the best part of the day was when we saw the hippos in distance and the elephants (not so distant😂). The beach was also great since it was my first time swiming in the Indic Ocean. All in all, it was more that worth. Be prepared to spend the full day in a 4x4 and most of the time bumping and driving below 20km/h though.
Written 30 July 2022
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Maputo_urban_guides
Jordi, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was a huge pleaseure to spend the day with you all Calisto
Written 1 August 2022
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miho m
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
I loved lunchi! Thank you for your exellent service.
We could see elefants, giraffes, many types of deers, zebras, and so on. We could enjoy beach, too. I highly recommend him to enjoy your tour.
Written 10 November 2022
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Maputo_urban_guides
Thank you so much for your review. It's always a pleasure for us to guide and show you the best Maputo has to offer
Written 11 November 2022
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Jimenez59
Madrid, Spain11 contributions
Oct 2022
It is a pleasant excursion as a complement to the visit to Maputo. There are many antelopes, giraffes and even elephants. An entertaining visit that the guide knew how to optimize
Written 13 October 2022
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Maputo_urban_guides
Thank you so much for your review Jimenez...
Written 14 October 2022
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Maputo National Park (Maputo Special Reserve) Full-day Tour