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Limpopo National Park

Location:  The Limpopo National Park (LNP) is situated west of Gaza Province, near the South Africa border and south of Zimbabwe border.

Area:   10,000 km2

Access:   The LNP can be accessed via beaten road through Giriyondo Border Post leaving from Kruger Park and the Pafuri Border Post (natural road). From inland Mozambique it is possible to access the park by road leaving from Massingir and Mapai

Best viewing season:   In the weak months, from April to October

Accommodation:   The LNP has two campsites with accommodation facilities: Machapane Trails Camp has luxury tents available on a three-day packages basis, Águia Pesqueira campsite (tourists are urged to bring along their own tents and supplies). Additionally, there are campsites available along the Safari routes (Pafuri-Massingir) Tambotie, Mamba Pan and Machamba.

Attractions:   This park has the particularity of presenting a landscape which is still intact almost across its surface with 10 distinct landscapes. In an indoor environment visitors can gaze at almost 100% of the Southern African species of wild fauna, including the Big Five. The Massingir Dam, the zone of river Shingwedzi and Mapai are attracting zones in terms of fauna, and culture.

Fauna: “Big Five”: elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards. And a host of other wildlife including wild dogs, hippos, zebras, impalas, kudos, warthogs, bushpigs, cinereous kid, kid of rocks, wildebeest,nyalas, spotted hyenas, black sables, waterbucks, changes, oribis (ourebia ourebi) and crocodiles.

Viewing Hours:  The LNP may be visited daily from 7h30 to 16h30.

Particularities:  The LNP forms part of the huge Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Park, linked with Kruger, in South Africa, and Gonarezhou, in Zimbabwe. The area of river Shingwedzi is ideal for dismounted tourism based on wild fauna. The Massingir Dam is favorable for diverse adventure water sports. Cultural tourism may also be conducted in Mapai.

History

Mozambique was a Portuguese province abr...