Quicama National Park is about 70 km from country's capital of
Luanda and covers approximately 9,960 km² in North- west Angola. It
protects an area of wetlands along with grasslands that is full of
large animals. Quicama National Park was originally found as a game
reserve in 1938 under Portuguese authorities with subsequent
transfer to a status of a national park in 1957. After the Civil War
the park is still devastated by the hostile actions in the regions.
It is unclear how many buffalo, rhinos and elephants are left in the
park since many of them were killed by humans. It is also unclear of
level of hostility that is present among tribes dwelling in the
nature reserve. It is not advisable to venture into park by yourself
without guide or any representative of the local authority. The park
is covered by open savanna with impressive baobab trees, dense
forests as well as flood plains around Cuanza river.