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Niassa Reserve

Mozambican officials admit constraints to Niassa’s appeal include “remoteness and difficult access … lack of any established tourism infrastructure and the logistical hardship associated with starting an enterprise under these conditions.”

That sounds about right.

The Bakers...we had an amazing (and unexpected) drive through private hunting concessions oevr 3 nights in the Niassa reserve . Also great food (we were on pend-of-trip rations; they still had half of Woolworths in their freezer ....

The Bakers…we had an amazing (and unexpected) drive through private hunting concessions oevr 3 nights in the Niassa reserve . Also great food (we were on end-of-trip rations; they still had half of Woolworths in their freezer ….

Niassa Reserve is a nature reserve in Cabo Delgado Province and Niassa Province, Mozambique.

Niassa Reserve is a nature reserve in Cabo Delgado Province and Niassa Province, Mozambique.

Covering over 42,000 square kilometres, Niassa is the largest protected area in the Mozambique.

Covering over 42,000 square kilometres, Niassa is the largest protected area in the Mozambique.

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Niassa is part of the Eastern Miombo woodlands. The reserve is one of the largest miombo woodland preserves in the world, with miombo forest covering half of the preserve. That is one serious fig tree…

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baobabs. 

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Baobabs shape the landscape and sky

Many of these trees are being cut down to be used for building or sold as charcoal or timber

bye-bye trees 😦

Had to drive with our windows up when we drove through tsetse fly storms. Leah also perfected her fly swatting skills, when we cracked the windows for some air.

Had to drive with our windows up when we drove through tsetse fly swarms. Leah also perfected her fly swatting skills, when we cracked the windows for some air.

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