Kissama Safari Park in Angola invites you to a safari experience without equal
Only 70 km from Luanda in Angola to the south lies the Parque Nacional de Kissama, a game reserve in some of the most beautiful Africa. Kissama is working hard to protect a number of endangered species. The park has been a wild sanctuary since 1938 during the Portuguese rule but was “promoted” to the National Park in 1957.
During the many years of civil war in the country, the park was neglected and the snipers shot right and left for many years. Now the population of buffaloes, elephants and sea turtles is stronger than ever.
How the Kissama National park in Angola was rescued
During ‘Operation Noah’s Ark’ in 1938, a huge area, larger than Rhode Island in the United States, became a hunting reserve in what we today know as Kissama. It happened during Portuguese supremacy. After the appointment as National Park in 1957, you had many good years for the park with a wealth of wild animals and not least elephants. They were killed without exception during the civil war. After the Civil War, which ended in 2001, a group of South Africans and people from Angola and Botswana founded ‘Operation Noah’s Ark’, which involved moving animals from South Africa and Botswana to the National Park. The biggest relocation of wild animals ever and a visionary project in a difficult time! The animals quickly settled in, and today Kissama is one of the biggest and best opportunities to experience Africa’s wild animals in their own habitat It is also relatively comfortable. Hotels and restaurants have been established for the pampered Safari guests. And if you are happy with Africa’s savannahs and for safari in general, then Angola and the Parque Nacional de Kissama are worth a visit. And it’s a better than good story to tell by the fireplace at home.
Vacation in huge Africa
Africa as a continent is where we all come from as a species, and where we are on our way to visit, as the food writer and globetrotter Anthony Bourdain said so precisely. Our eyes open to the great continent as an economic and political power these years, but also as a fantastic destination from Tunisia in the north to South Africa. 53 countries and 1.2 billion people are waiting.
Why travel to the African continent
Some countries are in deep crisis because of drought, starvation and wars and many others are just calling on one’s inner travel spirit. Come to see original Africa from the Sahara and Bedouins in the north to majestic elephants on the savannah and 1000 of miles of pristine coastline.
“I had a farm in Africa,” Isak Dinesen aka Karen Blixen wrote in the famous novel. Maybe it is about time, we all had a farm there or just a taste of a grand continent.
Countries to travel in Africa
- African safari in all major countries, the authoritative intro
- Cap Verde
- Ethiopia 360
- Namibia 360
- South Africa
- Tanzania 360
- Zambia 360
More about Angola
Get inspiration for your next vacation by exploring endless travel choices from Traveltalk!