With dense forests along the Zambeze Delta and the famous Cheringoma Cliffs, the Marromeu National Reserve, in the Province of Sofala, is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in Mozambique. In 2003, the Governement named it the first Wetland of International Significance in the country, thanks to its undeniable ecologic importance. The dominant species in the Reserve in the African buffalo, which can be seen in large herds along its green plains.
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From the city of Beira, you can take the EN282 from Dondo – Muanza – Inhaminga, passing by the towns of Muanza and Inhaminga and the Inhaminga administrative post until the Marromeu municipality, in a route of about 228 km. Another possibility is to leave the city of Beira through the EN6, passing by the town of Nhamatanda, towards Inchope via the EN1, passing by the town of Gorongosa, through the Namapaza village. Before you reach the town of Caia, you must follow the detour towards the town of Marromeum, in a route of about 550 km. From the town of Marromeu, drive for another 55 km to reach the Reserve. A 4x vehicle is advised for the ride.
Alternatively, you can go by train from Beira to the town of Marromeu, from 18:30 in the city of Beira, on Wednesdays and Fridays, in a trip of around 10 hours.
In case you are coming from Quelimane, vie EN1, cross the Armando Emílio Guebuza Bridge, over the Zambeze river. When you reach the town of Caia, keep on the EN1 until you find the detour to the town of Marromeu, leaving the EN1 behind.
Between May and June, you will find a temperate climate, ideal to spend some quality time takeing safaris.
Enjoy hiking and taking safaris in the plains where the buffalos roam, practice canoeing and take boat rides, where you can see the mangrove and a great diversity of birds.
The Rama-Rama and Daud law enforcement posts feature camping sites able to host tourists.
The Reserve has many large buffalo herds and one of the largest concentration of water birds of international significance.
You will witness charismatic species such as buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, leopard, crocodile and water birds of international significance including large reproductive colonies of white and grey pelicans, wattled and crowned cranes, great cormorant, Yellow-billed stork, African openbill, African sacred ibis, heron, different species of ducks and migratory birds.
The Reserve is part of the Marromeu Complex, comprised of the Marromeu National Reserve, the official hunting areas nº 10, 11, 12 and 14, and the Zambeze Delta complex, declared as the First Wetland of International Significance in Mozambique, through its inscription in the RAMSAR Convention.