lugendaMantis eXtreme has introduced full-moon tours at the Lugenda Wilderness Camp in Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve.

The tours will include safaris by moonlight that are led by experienced rangers, either on foot or in game-viewing vehicles. Guests can also opt to overnight at one of the fly-camps set atop the inselbergs that dot the reserve.

The safaris give guests the opportunity to see African wild dog, while the remote location of Lugenda allows for zero light pollution. The area also has sable antelope, elephant, over 400 bird species, and leopard as well as three endemic species – the Niassa wildebeest, Boehm’s zebra, and Johnston’s impala.

lugenda 2The dates for the tours are July 10-15, November 4-9 and December 2-7.The tours are limited to five tents, or 10 clients.

The largest conservation area in Mozambique, the Niassa Reserve is twice the size of world-famous Kruger National Park; covering 42 000 square kilometres and home to the largest concentration of Mozambique’s wildlife.

On walks and game drives, guests experience raw Africa at its wildest, but within the confines of the camp, guests are cosseted and pampered. Stylish tents, fascinating guides, shaded guest areas and views over the river will keep you content to remain in the camp for hours.

The camp does not accept children under the age of 12.

lugenda 3Fly camping is recommended for any guest who has the time to do it. We suggest that if a guest is staying for more than 3x nights they should spend one of those nights camping out in the African bush. Prior warning of guest’s intentions of fly camping is preferable so we can co-ordinate with other guests staying with us. The last night of a guests stay for logistics reasons is advised to be spent at Lugenda camp itself as the flight back to Pemba is usually an early morning flight. If guests are keen to try more than one night fly camping a different location can be arranged for each night out. The number of nights the guests would like to fly camp should also be arranged prior to travel.

Sources : Tourism Update  and Mantis eXtreme