How is a country with a history of brutal civil war and wildlife genocide marketed to a world that is getting weary of marketing jargon? Mozambique is making it easy and ensuring that the promises are fulfilled. Known more for its beaches Mozambique is redefining itself as a wildlife safari destination.
The parks of Mozambique are fascinating in their various histories and associations. In the south the Limpopo National Park is now linked to the legendary Kruger National Park, this after the fence between the two was taken down by the South African authorities. Mozambican wildlife now roams freely between the two parks.In the far north the Niassa Game Reserve, left virtually untouched by the civil war, tempts visitors to an experience of pristine and untamed Africa of centuries ago. There are not many parks in Africa today that can offer the experience that Niassa does.Surely the park with the most fascinating story is Gorongosa in central Mozambique. The subject of the documentary 'Return to Eden' Gorongosa had gone from one of Africa's top wildlife reserves to a wasteland decimated by civil war - but is now been rejuvenated to its former glory.
The horror stories around the wildlife and parks of Mozambique should now be written into history and a concerted effort made to promote this extraordinary wildlife safari destination, not only to show support for the people of the country but also to experience one of the best wildlife safaris in Africa.
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