Expedition to Niassa

Explore one of the most remote parks in Mozambique

July 3-10 2019


The vast Niassa Reserve in Northern Mozambique covers a staggering 42 000km2 and is incredibly important to Africa’s conservation efforts. The reserve is home to significant populations of lion, elephant, and African wild dog. Scenically spectacular, incredibly remote and home to a phenomenal conservation initiative Niassa Carnivore Project

This expedition promises unsurpassed wilderness experiences, adventure, and immersion in nature. Game viewing can be very exciting as you will track down seldom seen species and the areas unique wildlife. Although it takes more time and effort than in more established safari destinations, it can be hugely rewarding and the birding is fantastic. Perhaps the greatest part of this trip is that the entire enormous concession is yours, and yours alone for the duration of the trip. You will not see another tourist!

Another highlight is that this trip offers unique insight into regional conservation challenges and successes and your visit contributes directly and significantly to the region's people and conservation.You will hear their stories, experience first hand their achievements and learn about the challenges faced by the Niassa Carnivore Project team who work tirelessly to protect the area.

• Unsurpassed wilderness experience
• Inspirational conservation experience
• Active and adventure safari
• Amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery
• Expert guiding
• This trip directly supports conservation and community


Day 1 - Start of Niassa Expedition

Arrive in Nampula, Mozambique

Charter flight from Nampula to Niassa

Welcome and orientation

Day 2 & 3 - Lugenda Mokoro Expedition

Early morning walks

Travel downstream on the Lugenda by Mokoro

A wide range of wildlife visit the beautiful Lugenda river to drink

Day 4 - Hike to Mpopo Island camp

In the afternoon we will venture out on the game drive vehicle to explore a little further afield in search of the regions resident wildlife.

In the evening we head out after dinner on a nocturnal safari in search of shy nocturnal animals and birds under a starry sky.

Day 5 - Full day trip to explore the enormous concession area

Full day trip to explore the enormous concession area and search for wildlife.

Day 6: A day spent on the wonderful Mpopo Island

Walking or game drive on Mpopo Island

Early evening hike up an inselberg mountain

Overnight under the stars on the mountain top

Day 7: Tour of the Mariri environmental center

Descend the inselberg

Mpopo Island brunch

Tour of the Mariri environmental center

Day 8: Depart

Charter Flight back to Nampula

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