The vegetation varies a lot from the banks of the Cuanza to the interior of the Park, with mangroves, dense forest, mosaic forest-savanna, open forest and dry tropical forest with cacti and imbondeiros.
Origin- Established as a Game Reserve on 04/16/1938.
Classification - National Park, II, since 11-04-1957.
Location - North of Angola, 75 kilometers from Luanda, between the Atlantic Ocean, the Cuanza River and the Longa River.
Area - Occupies 9,600 Km².
Geographic Limits - 09 09 'to 10 23' South Latitude and 13 09 'to 14 08' East Longitude.
Natural Limits - Limited to the North by the Cuanza River from Muxima to the sea, to the South by the Longa River from the Mumbondo-Capolo road to the sea, to the West by the coast line between the mouth of the Cuanza River and the mouth of the Longa River and , To the east, by the road from Muxima, Demba-Chio, Mumbondo and Capolo to Rio Longa.
Description - The vegetation varies a lot from the banks of the Cuanza to the interior of the Park, with mangroves, dense forest, mosaic forest-savanna, open forest and dry tropical forest with cacti and imbondeiros.
It is not surprising that such a variety of vegetation results in an abundant and varied fauna. There are African manatees (Trichechus senegalensis), Red sable (Hippotragus equinus), Talapoins (Miopithecus talapoin) and Sea turtles. There is also a wide variety of birds.
Visitors - The Park has an establishment for visitors by the River Cuanza, a Pousada and several bungalows. It is planned to create a luxury establishment oriented towards sport fishing, the beach, cruises in Cuanza, etc.