The 1.123.316 ha Parque Nacional do Limpopo (PNL) was formally a hunting zone (coutada) and was declared a National Park on 27th November 2001. This enabled the creation of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) in December 2002 linking Kruger National Park (KNP) in South Africa, Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Parque Nacional do Limpopo in Mozambique.
PNL was officially opened to the public on 6th December 2005 when the Presidents of the three GLTP member countries opened the Giriyondo Border Gate between the Kruger National Park and the Parque Nacional do Limpopo.
The western perimeter of PNL is formed by the border with South Africa and stretches in a north-south direction for a distance of nearly 200km. The Zimbabwean border touches on the most northerly tip of the area and then runs away in a north-easterly direction. The Limpopo River forms the eastern boundary, whilst the Elefantes River and Massingir Dam forms the southern boundary.
The long term sustainability of the Park and surroundings are reliant on close co-operation between the Park and surrounding communities and to support this objective, through the Government of Mozambique, the Parks’ Voluntary Resettlement and Community Development programmes have strong donor support from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and Agence Française de Developpement (Afd).
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