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Formerly game reserve (since 1938), Bicuar National park was gazetted as an Angola national park in December 1964 thus occupies an incredible 790,000 hectares. The park is majorly made up the riverbanks of the Cunene River, sandy hills and river valleys with savannah grassland. The park has several species of plants but the most occurring are bushveld, water logged savannah on the river delta and banks, shrub thickets, open miombo bushveld and savanna
Some of the animals in the park include cheetah, kudu, steenbok, reedbuck, eland, buffalo and the leopard among many others. The population of these animals has decreased over the years due to increased used of the park for artillery exercises.
Since the Spanish government funds conservation efforts for this Angola parks and many others, there are programs on wildlife conservation such as electric fencing, rehabilitation, construction of trails and reforestation among others
Bicuar National Park lies in the southern Hulla province. This Angola National park is bordered by the Cunene River in the east marking an important eco-system in this area of the park. It covers to the North a road that starts in Mulola Lumenha passing through Mulola Chipula, on the South, Chibemba road of Gambos-Mulundo, Cunene river until West Onguenha and a part north of Chimbolelo, Ongolola-Cuoco until Mulondo-Chibemba
The Pension Bicuar Residential is one of the nice hotels near the Park. it is however small woth excellent views of the park, its birds and Angola sky by the private balcony. The residential also offers trips to the Ria Formosa Nature Park at the coast.