Whether your passion is photography, birding or you are a naturalist seeking a true African experience in a remote and largely unexplored wilderness – Niassa Game Reserve offers pure magic. Combining nature in its rawest form, covered by indigenous vegetation and crystal clear waters along white coastlines, Niassa offers visitors and enchanting escape.
At Niassa Game Reserve, thousands of elephants and buffalo roam the area accompanied by lion, leopard, spotted hyena, hippopotamus and sable antelope to name just a few. There are no fences between Niassa and the bordering Tanzanian Selous Game Reserve, encouraging migration of the wildlife between these two parks.
The only freshwater lake in Africa, Lake Niassa, with its turquoise waters, is populated by colourful fish. Snorkelers can enjoy a unique diving experience within such a diverse setting. The reserve comprises of riverside forests along the Rovuma and Lugenda Rivers, open savannahs and seasonal wetlands and the region also supports a significant number of bird species. These include four species which are globally threatened – making for an amazing birding experience. Walking, canoe exploration, 4×4 game drives and river-based safaris enhances the bush experience and visitors, accompanied by knowledgeable guides, become part of the journey.
This is Africa’s largest genuine wilderness – the African Garden of Eden. The reserve camps offer everything that visitors need to feel comfortable and the emphasis is on savoring the true spirit of an untamed wilderness.