Overview – Marromeu National Reserve

Situated along the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique, halfway between Quirimbas Archipelago and Maputo National Reserve, is the Marromeu National Reserve. Renowned for its buffalo groups and bountiful populations of waterbirds, the reserve is famous with birders and day-trippers looking for wildlife. Situated at the gathering point where the Zambezi River streams into the Indian Ocean, this beautiful reserve is mostly a floodplain portrayed by marshes, prairies and a mosaic of waterways. The destination is great for a safari focusing on spotting water-cherishing wildlife and novel birdlife.

  • Wildlife6 Animals

  • High SeasonNever Busy

  • Best Time to GoJune to October

Pros & Cons

  • Off-the-beaten-track destination
  • Amazing birding experience
  • Around 100 pairs of breeding wattled cranes can be spotted
  • Very limited wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Poaching is still a bigger issue
  • No accommodation facility at present
  • Remote and undeveloped

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Wildlife & Animals – Marromeu National Reserve

Marrameou National Reserve upholds diverse populations of wildlife as a result of its fluctuated territory including deltas, oceans and streams. The civil war likewise incurred significant damage, as it did on every one of the parks in Mozambique. However, wildlife numbers are gradually expanding. Land mammals incorporate a variety of antelope like waterbuck, Burchell's zebra, reedbuck, little elephant populaces, Lichtenstein's hartebeest and sable.

Wildlife Highlights

The reserve’s speciality is its dense buffalo population, which can be seen in the waterways and fields. The warm waters of the coast give the ideal environment to humpback whales, dolphins and other marine vertebrates. There might still be small numbers of leopards and lions as well.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The best time to capture wildlife viewing is in the Dry season from June to October when animals are concentrated near lakes and other permanent water sources. At this time the vegetation is also thinner making sightings easier.

Birds – Marromeu National Reserve

Marrameou National Reserve is a surprising store for sprouting birders. Eminence for its wattled-crane sightings, the reserve is a favourable place for these waders. Moreover, visitors can likewise recognize extraordinary white pelicans, Goliath herons, Woolly-necked storks and Caspian terns.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Marromeu is an excellent region for Bird watching which can be visited around the year. However, the best time to visit is in the wet season from November to April. During this time migratory birds are present. 

Best Time to Visit – Marromeu National Reserve

The best time for wildlife viewing is to visit in dry seasons from July to October when the animals are easier to spot as they congregate near permanent water sources, rainfall is minimal, foliage is less dense and mosquito levels are reduced. At this time the vegetation is also thinner making sightings easier.

  • Best Time

    June to October

  • High Season

    Never Busy

  • Low Season

    Never Busy

  • Best Weather

    April to August

  • Worst Weather

    November to March

May to October (Dry Season)

  • Very Limited wildlife viewing opportunities
  • It is sunny, and there is little rain
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • Warm clothes are recommended for the morning & evening chill weather
  • The sky is hazy with a lot of dust in the air

May to October (Wet Season)

  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Very hot & Humid climate
  • Roads become bad and are sometimes impassable

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