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The Banhine National Park

This park was proclaimed by Decree 46/73 of the 26th of June. It is situated in the district of Chigubo, northern Gaza province and occupies an area of 7000 km2.

 

Location : The Banhine National Park (BNP) is situated in Gaza Province.

Area : 6,000 km2

Acces s: By road from Inhambane village or Gaza Province (roads in precarious conditions)

Best viewing season : In the weak months during the winter season, between April and October.

Accommodation : There is no tourist development in the BNP. Accommodation under the form of camping can be arranged through the BNP administration in the main campsite.

Attractions : The park has well distinct landscapes, comprising open savannah with mopane and miombo forests.

Fauna : Lions, leopards, kudus, impalas, reedbuck, nyala, reedbuck, sable, grey duiker, cinereous kid, hippos, oribis, black sables, ostriches and crocodiles.

Viewing Hours : The BNP can be visited daily from 7h30 to 16h30.

Particularities : It forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area which links Mozambique with parks in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It has the most humid area in inland Mozambique, ecologically regulated by trends related to cyclical rainfall fluctuations and draughts.