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Maputo Special Reserve (Elephant Reserve)

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    Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Maputo Special Reserve tour with OPEN VEHICLE is an unforgettable trip to a unique site with extraordinary wildlife in the pure state. You will experience the bush has never before enjoying the sounds of nature. We depart from our office at 6:00 and we will be back around 15:00 in Maputo. The tour is in a safari open vehicle which enhances the experience. If you are a lover of nature and wildlife, bird watching, Maputo Special Reserve tour will blow your mind with its diverse eco-systems and fauna. It’s a genuine Safari experience. We leave from Maputo in a shuttle from our office. We shall drive for 1hr to 1hr 30 mins to the entrance of the reserve. At the entrance of the reserve, we shall find our open vehicle waiting. A game drive and bird watching Safari will be done in the open vehicle to enable you to get a real touch of the Fresh air that the reserve has to offer. Freshwater lakes, marshlands, riverine woodlands, lagoons among many more just show how diverse the nature of the reserve is. This means there is a lot of variation in bird species from water birds and marshland species. We shall see also some big game such as Hippos, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras and much more. Our Safari in the Maputo Special Reserve will take almost 5 to 6hrs because want our guests to enjoy and not tire up. We will have some snacks and drinks for you during the trip. But you can bring your own food and drinks because we can’t offer you a proper lunch at the Reserve. Maputo Special Reserve is home to about 334 bird species that have been spotted for so far. We are talking about Spotted Ground-Thrush, Neergaard’s Sunbird, Pink-throated Twinspot, African Broadbill, Livingstone’s Turaco, Eastern Nicator, Southern Banded Snake-Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Rosy-throated Longclaw, Denham’s Bustard and Chestnut-banded Plover among more. If you are a bird watcher you probably know what we are talking about, if not book with us and leave the rest to us and we shall teach you this unique way of enjoying your time in nature.
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Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up from every Hotel in Maputo


  • Maputo Intl Airport, Maputo Mozambique
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This day trip is good to do especially if you are in Maputo. it took almost an hour by car to reach the entrance of reserve. i was able to see zebra, giraffe, jackal, grey and red bucks, wild beast ( abundant), hippo, some interesting birds. Overall, its good to see animals in
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I booked and paid from Europe 2 weeks before my travel. It was for a day tour to Maputo Special Reserve. They sent me information about the address of the Mussiro office in Maputo and said that I should be there by 6 am and they said that they can not fetch me from the hotel and
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Response from Mussiro_Trips, General Manager at Maputo Special Reserve (Elephant Reserve)
Responded Nov. 7, 2019
Hi, Thanks so much for your review. We always give 10 minutes of tolerance before departure. The departure time is at 6:00, but on that day we departed at 6:10 because we were waiting. Our office is in a business center, it's not small, but it was Saturday at 6:00 am so you can expect it to be busy. We sent a preparation package prior to the trip with time, schedule, meeting point address, meeting point map, and other information. When you reached us (through the contact that was on the preparation package) we gave you the opportunity of having the tour on another day at no extra cost, but we couldn't come back with other clients in the car to pick you up. You preferred to catch us up with a taxi, so we waited for you to catch us up. We had a wonderful safari day. I am really sorry that you started your day with the wrong foot, maybe we need to highlight more on our preparation package the starting time or the contact information, which is there, but maybe we need to reinforce that. We will try to do better in the future. Thanks, Fernando
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By: Mussiro Trips
Sudhir K
Worth visiting
This day trip is good to do especially if you are in Maputo. it took almost an hour by car to reach the entrance
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2 week holiday in Mozambique and safari at Kruger National Park
We returned from a 2 week holiday in Mozambique combined with a safari at Kruger National Park in December,
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Dont book and pay from abroad
I booked and paid from Europe 2 weeks before my travel. It was for a day tour to Maputo Special Reserve. They sent
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Mantua, Italy
Fun bycicle city tour
Fun trip with a kind young guide, a Mussiro guy from Maputo. We went to the mean attractions of the city cycling
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Druskininkai, Lithuania
Thank you Mussiro Trips Crew
We did a 3 day tour as a family including Maputo Special Reserve and Inhaca and it was great. The Reserve is very
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Mozambique would not have been the same without Mussiro Trips!
In a nutshell: Precious advise – extraordinary service – they go the extra mile! Looking for tips on Mozambique
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Great day trip to Kruger. Consider if you're in Maputo!
Well worth the time and money! Well organized day trip to Kruger at a very reasonable rate. Great support by the
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Bicycle Tour of Maputo
We did the bicycle tour with Andrew. We were the first people to ever do this tour, so there were definitely a few
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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