8 Days Mozambique Wilderness Expedition Adventure

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8 Days Mozambique Wilderness Expedition Adventure

8 Days Mozambique Wilderness Expedition Adventure

Niassa Nature Reserve comprises 31% of Mozambique’s protected land and harbors the most significant populations of wildlife, including the largest populations of elephants), lions, leopards, wild dogs, sable, kudu, wildebeest, and zebra. The Selous-Niassa elephant population is at the frontline of the elephant poaching crisis – this was the world’s second-largest, and East Africa’s largest elephant population, with, in the early 2000s, a combined population of over 70,000 according to WCS, This classic safari will take you to one of Africa’s most remote and exclusive game reserves.

Safari highlights

  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding and river cruises

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nampula & transfer to Niassa nature reserve

On arrival into Nampula, you will be met by your tour leader and transferred directly to your charter aircraft for your flight to Mariri, deep inside the vast Niassa National Reserve. Niassa is incomprehensibly huge, and the flight today is an experience in and of itself. The towering inselbergs that characterize this part of Africa dot the landscape, which gives way to open plains and dense riverine woodland.

On arrival in Mariri, the group is transferred to their exclusive, private tented camp deep within the reserve. You will have exclusive access to this section of the reserve throughout our stay, giving a genuine sense of seclusion and an authentic wilderness feel. After a chance to settle in and perhaps catch up on rest after your flights, we will head out on an evening and night drive, where we will focus on finding Niassa’s most famous residents; lion, leopard, and the ever-entertaining African wild dog.

Day 2-7: Full day exploration of Niassa Nature Reserve

The next six full days are dedicated to exploring this section of Niassa as the group wishes to. Morning, afternoon, and night drives are all available, as are walking safaris, canoeing safaris, and much, much more. During our stay, we are likely to spot the main predators that traverse this area, including leopard and wild dog, but also a rich diversity of other game species, including buffalo, elephant, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, and many others.

The camp is very well-appointed, and the group has exclusive access not only to a tour leader from Wilderness explorers Africa but also an expert local guide who ensures the group enjoys the very best sightings possible during their stay.

Day 8: Domestic charter flight from Niassa to Nampula

This morning you will return to Nampula to connect with their onward flights.

Trip includes

This is an exclusive safari all services are included.


  • international flights
  • Mozambique tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this safari 1 year in advance to secure exclusive rights.

Best time to Visit Niassa Nature reserve in Mozambique

July to October is the middle to the end of the Dry season, and these are the best wildlife viewing months as most water in the bush has dried out and thirsty animals congregate around the few water sources left.