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About Maputo Special Reserve

Formerly known as the Maputo Elephant Reserve, the Maputo Special Reserve is a perfect day trip for people staying in the Maputo area. Recently the reserve joined parks in Swaziland and South Africa and now forms part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area.

The scenic diversity of marine and inshore habitats offers amazing opportunities for watching wildlife, as well as sport fishing, diving, and canoeing. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, and a large variety of bird species are frequently spotted.

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James Davies
19 June 2012

The reserve is vast, and only has about 350 elephants but the numbers are growing fast. Despite this, if you don't have a good guide who knows where the Elephants usually roam you'll be left only frustrated.It's a great experience though, similar to Limpopo Park in that you feel as though you are really in the bush, not in a preserved game park. As odd as that sounds, I prefer the feeling that you're in a part of Africa where no one has passed in a long time. I think its better than Limpopo though as you do see a lot more animals, and the added attraction of a breath-taking beach.Take everythi...
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Maputo Special Reserve is 54.9km from the centre of Maputo , the nearest airport 60.3km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling