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Partial Reserve of Mavinga

Partial Reserve of Mavinga

Origin - Established as a Partial Reserve on 17/09/1966.

Classification - Partial Reserve, IV. 

Location - Cuando-Cubango Province, 300 km south of Menongue.

Area - It occupies 5,950 km².

Geographic Limits -15 09 'to 19 57' South Latitude and 20 24 'to 21 30' East Longitude.

Natural Limits - Limited to the North by the Chondela trail to the River Dima and to the East by the border line with Zambia.
Description - With an altitude that goes from 1,052 to 1,228 meters the reserve extends across plains of smooth lines, cut by the rivers Kwando, Lombam, Cariei and Cueio. The annual average temperature is 20.6 ° C and the humidity 77%. The coldest month is July, with an average of 14.5 ° C, and the warmest is October, with 24.2 ° C. It rains an average of 92 days a year and the relative humidity is 51%. The two main types of vegetation are the open forest with some scattered deciduous trees and the dry savannah, with grass and scattered shrubs. The existing mammals in the Reserve are the jaguar, the hyena, the wild boar (Lycaon), the badger, the lion, the elephant, the black rhino, the hippo, the inhala (Kobus ellipsiprymnus - water goat), the puku, the chango (Redunca redunca), topi, impala, oribi, steenbok (Raphicerus campestris), lechwe (Kobus leche), buffalo and olongo (Strepsiceros strepsiceros - kudu). The most common bird is the ostrich (Struthio camelus).

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