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Niassa Game Reserve

August 17, 2015  —  Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique

The Niassa Reserve is located in northern Mozambique. It is a vast territory split in a dozen concessions; some are for hunting, others for research, and some for luxury private lodges. There is only one zone for tourists...

Surrounded by hunting areas and victim of intense poaching, the Niassa Reserve is disappointing as far as seeing animals is concerned. The common animals such as impala and warthogs are not even seen and birdlife is quite low.

What makes this reserve somewhat interesting is its remoteness, the landscapes on the road to get there, and the landscapes inside the reserve as such. It is a vast territory with little development, but even so, there are a population of around 40000 inhabitants that lives within the reserve.

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Landscapes before reaching the reserve

Road from Marrupa to Niassa Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Bridge to get into the reserve.
Road from Marrupa to Niassa Reserve - Mozambique
Road from Marrupa to Niassa Reserve - Mozambique
Road from Marrupa to Niassa Reserve - Mozambique
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Inside the reserve

Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique

I have seen very few animals except for these baboons, a banded mongoose, and a few birds.

Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
This river is the southern border of the reserve.
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
Niassa National Reserve - Mozambique
The reserve is huge... It's the third-largest wildlife sanctuary of Africa.