Once in a lifetime safaris to Niassa Reserve

Niassa accommodation and how to get to Nkwichi Lodge & Niassa Reserve

Experience the largest protected area in Mozambique on your once in a lifetime safari to Niassa Game Reserve. Your African Safari into this remote Mozambique nature reserve promises astonishing landscapes, incredible wildlife and some earthy luxurious accommodation in top lodges and camps. Voyage2Africa promises the best deals and rates to Niassa on tours that highlight Mozambique’s wildlife and beaches in one mind blowing trip. 

The Niassa Wildlife Reserve stretches an astounding 42 000 square kilometres across Niassa and Cabo Delgado Provinces. It was only after the terrible Mozambican Civil War that the reserve was properly protected. Today it forms part of the Trans-Frontier Conservation Area that links to the Lukwika-Lumesule Game Reserve in Tanzania.

Did you know?

Niassa Wildlife Reserve is twice the size of the Kruger National Park or as big as Denmark. Apart from the animals, go and see the stunning island mountains – or inselbergs – the highest of which is the Mecula Mountain reaching 1 441 metres above sea level.


  • Niassa Reserve is bordered by the Rovuma River to the north, the Lugenda River to the south and Lake Niassa to the west. 
  • See some of the great Wildebeest Migration because Niassa is part of the same ecosystem as the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, and wildlife is free to roam between the two protected areas. 
  • Niassa is so remote that there are fewer tourists so fewer vehicles and time to spend alone on drives and walks in nature is valuable.
  • Instead of rushing around ticking off the Big 5, spend time seeing and discovering the small things, biodiversity at its best.

You will be one of the very few tourists to appreciate the beauty of this wilderness area thanks to the park’s remoteness. Animals can be skittish and the lack of development means there are only a few accommodation establishments to choose from. Intrepid travellers to Mozambique should start that adventure safari holiday today into the unexplored wilderness that is Niassa Reserve.

Niassa is part of the Eastern miombo woodlands, which also encompasses parts of Tanzania and Malawi and is one of the largest miombo woodland refuges in the world, with miombo forest covering half of the sanctuary. The remainder is mostly open savannah, with some wetlands and isolated patches of forest.

Family Holidays to Niassa Reserve

Take your family on a captivating safari tour to the gorgeous wildlife and landscapes of Niassa Game Reserve, a haven of biodiversity and great accommodation. Take the kids to see huge herds of elephants, sable, zebra and buffalos, lions on kills, leopards hunting and birds galore. A few days at Niassa are refreshing, educational and active too – quite a thrill for families and friends who want to be out in nature all the while.    

We show you top-of-the-range safari lodges and luxury camps in this region where children will feel in awe of this lush environment and want to run free. There are game drives, bush walks, birding safaris and more. Visit the local people and taste their foods. It’s a diverse holiday in a wild paradise and family suites are available wherever you go!

The Best Of The Best Safaris to Niassa Wildlife Reserve

Plan a Mozambique tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to premier wildlife destinations south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in the infinite spaces of the great Niassa Sanctuary, then resting time to photograph the captivating landscape. Choose a rustic chic bush camp with luxury facilities and get ready to explore more of Niassa soon. We offer you some of the best accommodation and special packages in Mozambique to expand your holiday in true African style. 

Endemic Wildlife Species

Exciting game drives into the park reveal the growing populations of wild animals that took years to recover after years of destructive poaching. Book your Mozambique safari holiday to Niassa Wildlife Reserve to see an untouched wilderness and to experience true immersion in nature. Seek out the three subspecies endemic to Niassa: Niassa wildebeest, Boehm’s zebra and Johnston’s impala.

Niassa Preserve boasts an impressive African wild dog population of over 350 – out of the total of 8000 of these endangered mammals left in the world. The park also hosts more than 12 000 sable antelope, 16 000 elephants, over 400 bird species, and large herds of Cape buffalo, impala, wildebeest, zebra and leopards. Look out for the three endemic species – the Niassa wildebeest, Boehm’s zebra, and Johnston’s Impala. Niassa became a Lion Conservation Unit in 2005. 

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