Banhine National Park in Mozambique

First designated as hunting grounds in June 1969, the Banhine National Park was later elevated to national park status in 1972. Since the park will eventually be a part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, there won’t be any significant formal tourist infrastructure there just yet.

The Banhine National Park is a sizable swampy area with savannah grasslands, the Limpomporiver, and enormous baobab trees interspersed throughout.

Banhine National Park is located in the northern Gaza Province’s Chigubo District and covers an area of 7000 km2. It can be reached by car from Gaza or by air and private charter from the South African side of Kruger National Park.


The Banhine National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including buffalo, giraffes, kudus, and hartebeest. In the swamps and savannah wetlands, there are many birds nesting, including many waterbirds. Other birds are migrating species from nearby southern African parks and reserves.