Búfalo is the correct Portuguese spelling of buffalo.
Founded in 2009, Búfalo Moçambique Limitada secured 1000 hectares of pristine Mopane Savanna bushveld adjacent to the Banhine National Park for the re-introduction and breeding of disease-free buffalo.
In Southern Africa these animals can be carriers of diseases which can be fatal to domestic cattle. Including Foot and Mouth, Corridor Disease, Brucellosis, and Bovine Tuberculosis.
Disease-free breeding programmes are commonplace in other SADC countries, but this was the first of its kind in Moçambique. This area once supported very large herds.
The current herd is doing well and this is evidenced by natural breeding.
In time, the intention would ideally be to assist in the re-population of Moçambique’s national parks with disease-free buffalo. In concert with the Moçambican authorities and the likes of the WWF.
Another 1500 hectares of adjoining bushveld has been secured to provide additional carrying capacity, not only for our buffalo herds but other resident species including, but not limited to, ostrich, kudu, impala, etc.
The construction of a fully-catered canvas under thatch lodge in the near future will provide the opportunity for tourists to visit the breeding operation.
Búfalo Moçambique is a company built and based on best practice conservation principles and is community orientated. To date the local school building has been re-roofed and refurbished.
The adjoining village has been provided with a fresh-water borehole, which is solar powered.
The positive impact of employment opportunities on the local community is an absolute delight to observe.