African Safari

Kissama National Park

This Angola National park is also referred to as Quissama National park and is one of the most popular National parks that Angola has.

Kissama Angola park was first recognized as a game reserve in 1938 and later in January 1957, it became a fully recognized national park. The park covers nearly 9,960 square kilometers making it ine of the largest national parks in Angola

Location

This park is found in the north western part of Angola near the capital Luanda. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west (coastal stretch of more than 120km) Cuanza river in the north and Longa River on the south border

Vegetation

The park is a majorly a flood plain for Cuanza river since it is on low altitude area. The vegetation in the park comprises of a sheer blend of dense thickets, open savannah grasslands often interrupted by woodlands of Baobab trees.

Wildlife

The park boasts a wide range of flora and fauna. Some of the mammals in the park include the forest buffalo, eland, roan antelope, waterbuck and bushbuck among others. The population of wild animals in the park decreased over the years due to the civil wars, illegal poaching and increased human activity in the park area. The population of Elephants and giant sable antelopes in the park remains unknown after the civil war

Accommodation

Accommodation in the park is available at the thatched chalets on the banks of Cuanza River with self contained accommodation facilities at Pousada Caua. This luxury lodge boasts a great view of the coast and the Cuanza River yet offering activities like fishing, beach walks, river cruises, bird watching adventures and others.

Other options for overnight and dinner are available in Luanda the capital city

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