Chaka Adventures - Destinations and Attractions

Tanzania attractions and destinations is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. There is the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar, the vast herds of game grazing on the Serengeti plains and the slow volcanic eruption of Ol Donyo Lengai. With so much natural wealth, it?s no wonder that Tanzania has something for everyone.

Niassa Reserve

Niassa Reserve is one of the largest protected miombo forest ecosystems in the world and contains by far the greatest concentration of wildlife in the country.

Located in the two Northern Mozambican Provinces of Cabo Delgado and Niassa, the Niassa Reserve?s core area of 22,000 km? is bordered by Rovuma River in the north (bordering Tanzania) and the Lugenda, Luatize River and Lussanhando rivers.

A buffer area of 20,000 km?, which is divided in management concessions for hunting tourism, is also part of the Reserve. The total area is twice the size of Kruger National Park in South Africa and comparable in size to Wales, Denmark, or Massachusetts.

Bordering Tanzania?s Selous Game Reserve, the Niassa Reserve is also part of one of the largest cross-border eco-systems in Africa; elephants freely migrate between the two parks in the dry season.


Currently, Niassa Reserve caters primarily to hunting tourism, although within these concessions, photographic safaris are offered. With a rich and diverse collection of wildlife (including elephant, sable antelope, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and African wild dog), the Reserve offers significant potential for eco-tourism.

The area is also rich in cultural and historical attractions - religious monuments such as Mecula Mountain with its sacred hot springs, the region?s historical link to Dr. Livingstone and the old slaving routes, and its ancient rock paintings, many of which lie undiscovered by tourists. The region?s majestic inselbergs (prominent granite formations rising from the plains) provide a unique backdrop to this last wilderness of Africa.


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