Angola had numerous national parks before the war...step by step they are recreated now. This thread will feature news, photos and lodges
By 1974, a total of ten conservation areas could be distinguished in Angola. Six of these areas were national parks spread over the various provinces. Luando, home to the unique Giant Sable, was designated as a special reserve while Chimalavera was classed as a provincial reserve. Excluding the nature area at Namibe, the rest of the conservation areas consisted of the Cuando-Cubango’s public hunting reserves at Longa-Mavinga, Luiana, Luengue and Mucusso.
In 1992, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) report cited nine protected areas to be in existence in Angola. The six parks which comply with the IUCN’s definition of national parks are lona, Bicuar, Mupa, Quiçama, Cameia and Cangandala. The wildlife in all the parks have been almost completely wiped out after the devastation wrought by decades of war