Kissama Nature Reserve
Kissama National Park can be found a short drive south of Luanda. Covering 990,000 hectares it is one of the largest parks in Angola. The reserve is at the forefront of the country’s wildlife regeneration efforts, thanks largely to a pioneering relief project known as Operation Noah’s Ark. The project seeks to rehabilitate the park by importing elephants from game reserves in South Africa and Botswana. The project has gone on to introduce zebras, ostrich, wildebeest and giraffe. Visitors may also be lucky to spot the indigenous palanca antelope that was thought to have been on the brink of extinction.