5.00 AM - 5.30 AM

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On Request Booking (we will get back within 24 hours)
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Pickup info

You will be picked up at your hotel.

Booking notes

  • Excursions must be booked by 15:00 on the day before the tour and are subject to availability.
  • Excursions are dependent on the weather and may be cancelled by us or one of our sub-contractors. We will endeavour to advise you with as much notice as possible and re-book you where feasible.
  • Please check with us about payment procedures.
  • A voucher for your excursion will be provided once payment has been received.

In Maputo Special Reserve, previously endangered Elephant populations are now estimated at over 350. Hippo, crocodiles and a variety of small buck including red duiker, suni, reedbuck and steenbok can be seen.

Maputo Special Reserve (MSR) was created for the protection of elephants in the region . A small population of elephants was present at the beginning of the 19th century. In order to increase the habitat available for the elephants and to link the two, now separate, elephant populations from the MSR and the Tembe Elephant Park (TEP), South Africa, a new transfrontier conservation area has been developed . The MSR has been managed by the National Directorate for Forestry and Wildlife, Ministry of Agriculture, with support from Endangered Wildlife Trust during the period 1993-1997. A concession for the development of tourism in the transfrontier conservation area was granted to J.R. Blanchard III in 1996. The concession was transferred to the Peace Parks Foundation in 1999. The development Initiative, and international venture involving tourism development in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, eastern Swaziland and the southernmost part of Mozambique.

  • Group size: from 1 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    You will be picked up at your hotel.

  • Drop-off location: 

    You will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Pickup time: (5.00 AM - 5.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (8.00 PM - 8.30 PM)


Depart from your hotel taking a packed breakfast with you. Cross by ferry to Catembe and continue via the Hindu temple at Salamanga to the Maputo Elephant Reserve and 4x4 terrain. There is prolific birdlife and hopefully you will see elephants, crocodiles, hippos, reed buck and Samango monkeys en route to Ponta Milibangalala. Lunch will be served at the beach or overlooking one of the many lakes and, time and weather permitting, there may be a chance for a swim at the coast. Transport is in a 4x4 vehicle with driver/guide. Includes lunch, drinks, park entry fees and snacks.


Reserva Especial de Maputo

Cancellation Policy

There is no refund in case of no show. A 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Children policy

Children are welcome to join this tour.

Participant Guidelines

  • All excursion timing are a rough indication and should be confirmed the day prior to the excursion taking place.
  • For early departures, we recommend that you pre-book a packed breakfast with the hotel to take along on the excursion.
  • Please make certain that you take your passport with you on all excursions.
  • Please note that if you are not holding a re-entry visa you may experience delay at the border whilst purchasing a new entry visa for Mozambique.
  • Visa and border formalities are excluded from the excursion price and are payable direct.

Other Disclosures

Let us know if you are SADC resident