Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), Maputo

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Explore the diverse wildlife at Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo), a nature reserve in Maputo Bay. Originally established in 1932 to protect elephants and white rhinos, the reserve spans 77,400 hectares (191,000 acres) across coastal dune forests, wetland forests, mangroves, dwarf savannas, and sandy soils that provide a home to elephants, hippos, crocodiles, pangolin, various hoofed herbivores, red squirrels, and a variety of birds. The reserve has an estimated population of 350 elephants roaming freely through the diverse landscape. A four-wheel-drive safari ride with an experienced ranger will show you a day in the life of these beasts. With our world travel planner, Maputo attractions like Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Hi, it is true from other reviews it is great to have a reserve so close to Maputo and it deserves our support. But is a question of luck whether you see many animals. (We were on the unlucky...  more »
  • We saw elephants, all kinds of ungulates, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and water buffalo, all from our car. It was wonderful. Drivers beware tho: The sandy tracks are treacherous and it is easy to...  more »

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