The Kissama National Park is located about 75 km south of Luanda. It stretches over almost 10,000 square meters and is probably the best known national park in Angola.
In the north and south it is bounded by the rivers Cuanza and Longa. The western border forms the Atlantic coast over a length of approx. 120 km. In the east, the park is bordered by high thickets.
The Kissama National Park is characterized by its diverse landscapes with impressive tree savannas, open grasslands, lush river meadows on the Cuanza and thickets to the beaches of the Atlantic coast.
As varied as the vegetation is, so rich is the biodiversity. In addition to elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, crocodiles, cheetahs, rhinos, hippos, sea turtles, various gazelles and monkeys species, there are also rarer species such as dwarf-buffalo.
The nature park was founded in 1957. It was badly damaged during the civil war years. Most animal species in this region were almost eradicated or greatly minimized. In 2001, elephants from Botswana and South Africa were successfully resettled and have been steadily increasing their numbers ever since.
As a result, the animal population is recovering slowly. Please note that Kissama National Park is not a private animal reserve, as is often seen in Tanzania or South Africa. The animals live there free and go their own way. Therefore, sightings of individual species cannot be guaranteed.
Already the flora and fauna, as well as the access road from the bustling Luanda are worth the trip. Take a day off and experience the biodiversity of the country, not far from the capital.
Pick up at your hotel in Luanda.
We will drive in a private air-conditioned car to Kissama National Park.
Our first stop will be the Miradouro da Lua. Enjoy the view of the extraordinary panorama.
On the way we make a short stop in the Barra do Kwanza at the Kwanza Lodge and catch a glimpse of the Rio Kwanza.
Upon arrival at Kissama National Park, we will have lunch. Then the trucks are ready and the safari begins.
Back at the lodge, we return to Luanda.
Arrival in Luanda approx. 06:00 pm.
Transport in a private, air-conditioned car
Water and soft drinks
Upon availability, Spanish or German tours can also be offered.
Personal expenditures, tips, other services and meals not mentioned, optional activities, alcoholic drinks