The Maputo Special Reserve is one of the most beautiful and, at the same time, poorly known conservation areas in southern Africa. The large variety of habitats, ranging from mangrove forest, tidal wetlands, large treeless grassplains to dense sandforest, support an impressive diversity of bird species. The Maputo Special Reserve, 800 000 ha in area, lies in the southern corner of Mozambique; the tourism infrastructure is being steadily improved through the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative.
The booklet provides information on the 331 species already recorded in the reserve, and guidance on the best birding areas within the reserve. Contains colour photographs, line drawings, tables and maps.