Limpopo National Park


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Limpopo River
Limpopo River
About Limpopo National Park
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Parks total area:
10,000 km² (3,860 mile²)
Year established:
2005
Anti-malarial:
Absolutely!
Park wildlife:
  • One-third of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
  • Conservation and restoration efforts mark this wilderness
  • Big five
  • Guided hiking and game walks, canoe, 4x4
  • April to September are the best months to visit

Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park, located in the Gaza Province—until 1992 torn by war—was transformed in 2001 from hunting zone to park and opened to visitors in 2005. Today, the 10,000 km² (3,860 mile²) area works to mitigate poaching, to restore and sustain its communities, game and wilderness and to grow tourism. Its efforts include relocating 4,000 animals, among them the “big five,” from overpopulated Kruger National Park; involving its communities in the park’s growth and management; and creating a multi-use park with three zones—one for tourists, one for wilderness and one for the hunting of game. The park is bordered on the north by what Rudyard Kipling famously termed the “great grey-green greasy Limpopo River” and on the south by the Olifants River and its recently completed Massingir Dam, home to crocodile. Betwixt the two rivers lie recently built infrastructure, bush and pristine, reinvigorated wilderness, cleared of the land mines that once marred it. Limpopo will eventually comprise one-third of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, an initiative to support peace, rebuilding and cross-border biodiversity. Today, visitors to Limpopo can enjoy guided hiking and game walks, fishing and exploration by canoe and 4x4 trail. 

When is the best time to visit Limpopo National Park?

April to September—Mozambique’s cool, dry months—are best for eyeing animals. February finds parts of the country closed for hurricane season. 

 

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** Safari guru **

(5/5 stars) Written on: May 23, 2013   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
Still in Mozambique we made our sixth safari to the Limpopo Pational Park that straddles the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. We got there at around nine and made our registrations for the rest of the day at the park's headquarters. In the company of a guide and armed ranger, we followed the river course which was a spectacular view of the sun risi... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 10, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2012.
Limpopo is not the kind of place you come to if ticking the Big Five off your list is your only concern. Having said that, the Limpopo is fantastic if you want to experience the raw Africa; one which isn’t perfectly manicured and doesn’t offer its game on a proverbial silver platter. Our three-day safari drive felt more like an old fashioned expedition than the usu... read more
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Safari suitability: 5 / 10
Re-established wilderness skirted by the rivers Limpopo and Olifants; the park is still renewing its animal populations.
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