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Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

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About Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Countries found in: Mozambique
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Parks total area: 35,000 km² (13,514 miles²)
Year established: 2001
Park wildlife: 18 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

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Most-visited month: March
Top animal sighting: Lion

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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. 

Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Established to promote peace and conservation across African borders, the grand work-in-progress that is the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park will one day embody 35,000 km² (13,514 miles²) of land and marry South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Zimbabwe’s Gonarezhou, Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and several other parks and communal areas in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Given its breadth and transnational bearings, the park’s rich, myriad offerings will join Kruger’s world-famous wildlife and tourism with the stark landscapes and cliffs of Gonarezhou and the conservation efforts and reinvigorated wilderness of Limpopo. The peace park’s landscapes will include fenceless plains, plateaus, mountains, rivers, woodland and bush, and its roaming, majestic wildlife will prove equally varied, comprising a rich Animalia across international boundaries.

When to visit Limpopo National Park

While temperatures and precipitation vary somewhat over the transnational park’s 35,000 km² (13,514 miles²) and three countries, the winter dry season (May to August) is generally regarded as best for visitors.

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