Our wildlife reserve was established in late 2015, firstly with the vision of protecting and regenerating the magnificent flora of the area and secondly, the reintroduction and establishment of viable wildlife populations which had been exterminated from the area historically and face continued threat to their long term survival in other areas of the country.
Initially the reserve started as a small-scale conservation project undertaken in line with Mutanda Farms’ vision to make a meaningful contribution to conservation of both flora and fauna. In the years following its establishment, we have continued to expand and the reserve now covers 4500 hectares of magnificent and diverse Miombo woodlands, floodplains, scattered open woodland and swamp, interspersed by two perennial streams.
Complementing the diverse habitats present on the reserve, much has been done to re-establish viable populations of a wide range of wildlife species, with notable species present on the reserve being Cape Buffalo, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Sitatunga, Tsessebe and Kafue Lechwe to name but a few. We have placed specific emphasis on boosting the numbers and genetic diversity of the Buffalo on the reserve and this has lead to significant investment in our Buffalo herds. To ensure we maximise the genetic spread and potential of the Buffalo we produce, we have sourced a wide range of animals from a number of areas, including the Kafue National Park and South Africa. We also place focus on the other species on the reserve and are committed to ensuring we conserve and breed with the best possible genetics, thus benefiting not only ourselves but other wildlife conservation areas around Zambia, by making available limited amounts of genetics bred on Mutanda Farms.
We currently breed intensively with Sable Antelope and Buffalo and are striving to consistently improve the quality of the animals we produce from both a genetic and phenotypic standpoint. By blending a diverse range of genetics, we are confident we will produce animals of phenomenal quality out of both of these breeding programmes. These animals are available to the market in limited quantity and we are confident of the positive impact Mutanda Farms bred animals would have on any herd.
We are proud members of the Wildlife Producers Association of Zambia (https://www.wpazambia.com) and are constantly evolving and looking to improve on our conservation effort, as we look forward to further securing the future of Zambia’s magnificent flora and fauna!