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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.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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“bird life” (8 reviews)
“civil war” (7 reviews)
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Maputo, Mozambique
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"special reserve"
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"tar roads"
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"wilderness"
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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

Thank Kajtku
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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

2  Thank CarlaMz
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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

1  Thank ponciana05
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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.

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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

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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

1  Thank kinderlaan
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Reviewed 4 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

9  Thank angie1966d
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were with a group of 5 and we loved it. We had accomodation at an eco-lodge and I will definitely go back there everytime I'm in Mozambique. I won't write much more about this hidden paradise....

1  Thank Filipa P
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Please note you must have a 4x4 to get to Milibangala. The roads are tarred in South Africa to the border post at Kosi Bay, from there it's all sand roads, or heavily eroded, possibly civil war damaged formerly tar roads. Watch where the locals...More

2  Thank Marcel S
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a special reserve. It might not be for long, so get here before it changes! I can't say it's unspoilt nature, because it was all spoiled by decades of civil war. But now that it has been rehabilitated, those years of trauma now...More

3  Thank Kevin B
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Brenda N
12 May 2017|
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Response from angie1966d | Reviewed this property |
Nothing happens quickly in Mozambique. You must plan ahead. You can contact the Park System in Maputo if you do not have luck contacting the park directly.
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pierre l
12 April 2017|
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Response from angie1966d | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, the fee was less than $20US.
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Ruan E
20 March 2016|
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Response from angie1966d | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the park service. Rules change from time to time and you need to get current information. I will say that most people do not.
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