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Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)

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Mozambique’s southern province of Maputo is home to this reserve, a sandy and humid habitat that is still working to replenish its wildlife population that was destroyed in 1970s civil wartime.
Maputo, Mozambique
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend a Sunday driving around in a 4x4 (in contrary to Kruger Park this is necessary and obliged). Expectation was not to see so many wild life, but saw a lot. Elephants were a bit far away (bring a binoculars ;) ). Had a small...More

Thank NickTukker
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Had a really unpleasent experience with the company. They took us to the Maputo special reserve on a car without 4x4 wheel drive. Car got stuck in the sand some 5 minutes after entering the park. Guys had no idea how to get They also...More

2  Thank VV1981
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The park is 4x4 only, thick sand and I suspect mud in summer. Staff were friendly. The roads are not well marked. We saw less game than I expected. All reports of the elephants in the park are that they are quite aggressive. The only...More

1  Thank DC G
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This reserve is a special place, definitelly worth visiting. Even if there were no wildlife, the beautiful scenery makes it worth a visit: bush, plains, reeds, lakes and - a cherry on the top - access to the beach. Have visited more than five times...More

2  Thank Kajtku
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Amazing landscapes, the scenario is magnificent. All rangers are very friendly and always willing to assist. It’s a plus that one has now tarred road all the way up to the main gate (except if coming from Kosy Bay/Ponta do Ouro). Once inside the park...More

4  Thank CarlaMz
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Nice park with fantastic landscapes. Not that many animals but the rangers told me that they are making a plan to bring in more animals. The population of animals suffered a lot during the civil war that took 16 years and many animals were killed...More

2  Thank Ronnie V
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Take your time to drive through the reserve, bar the Elephants you should also see a range of birds. The reserve is in very good condition and makes for a nice day out.

Thank sdickason
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Over the many years visiting Mozambique it really is special to note that changes in the MSR are constantly positive where better care is given to preserve the beauty and natural environment; assistance is given for wildlife to flourish with restocking programs and protection; and...More

Thank Anvil_Bay
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It's a long drive +-3-4 Hours, but worth it. We didn't see elephants, lots of monkeys, buffalo and giraffe. There's no signs - so difficult when you don't have Tracks4Africa. The sand is thick, but we didn't have any difficulty and didn't get stuck. Scenery...More

2  Thank kinderlaan
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We spend a lot of time on Inhaca island, which borders the Maputo Elephant Reserve. The wildlife was persecuted during and after the civil war until the country stabilized, but it is recovering very fast. Each time we visit, we see hippos, crocs and elephant....More

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2 June 2018|
Response from CarlaMz | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to have the car scratched in some areas