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The rehabilitation of Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique represents one of the great conservation opportunities in the world today...

Ecologically Unique

The greater Gorongosa region is ecologically unique situated at the southern most end of the Great African Rift Valley; as a result it is a region with high species diversity and environmental features found nowhere else in the sub-continent. The key to continued biodiversity and habitat preservation on the planet is to protect areas of ecological importance, such as the Gorongosa National Park and the surrounding water catchments, such as is found on nearby Mount Gorongosa.

Keep up to date with regular news on ecological management and conservation activities in the Park...

A Visionary Restoration Project

The Carr Foundation, a U.S. not-for-profit organization, has teamed with the Government of Mozambique to protect and restore the ecosystem of Gorongosa National Park and to develop an ecotourism industry to benefit local communities.  In January, 2008, the Foundation signed a 20-year contract with the Government to co-manage the Park.  This long-term commitment to work together followed a 3˝ year period of restoration activities that were conducted under an initial Memorandum of Understanding.

Read more about the innovative vision of the Gorongosa Restoration Project…

Gorongosa National Park is a fragile and very special national treasure of Mozambique.  We at Explore Gorongosa fully support and commend the great work being carried out by the Park's staff and management to restore this wildlife wonderland back to its former glory

Watch a brief video on this visionary project...


The weather at Gorongosa is – like the Park as a whole – something of a mystery. There is officially a wet season and a dry season, the longer latter season encompassing the bulk of the year from May through to mid-December, with the Park closed to all from late-December to late-February.  However, as we are discovering this year, these seasons are not entirely rigid and fluctuate somewhat such that you can have rain in July and dry cold spells in February.

We will only be operating from mid-April through to mid-December although we may run some wet season trial safaris in early 2010 (March/April) to see what is possible in this fertile time full of migratory birds and sticky cotton soil mud!

Park Facilities & Activities
The Park has a long history of providing an incredible setting for photographic safaris in Mozambique. Despite over two decades of conflict, much of Gorongosa’s infrastructure remains. The Park’s original headquarters in the south - Chitengo Camp - is also a public rest camp, comprising 18 comfortable air-conditioned cabanas as well as a shady public campsite and Chikalango, Chitengo's new and improved restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  There is a swimming pool in the camp - a welcome addition on hot summer's days! - and the camp is currently able to host conferences for up to 40 delegates.  Currently, Chitengo offers guided game-drives and village visits although a series of fresh new activity offerings are in the pipeline.

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An exciting new online publication
from Africa Geographic
is out featuring Gorongosa...
check out more by clicking the link below

Daily Airlink flights between Jhb and Beira

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The best way to access Gorongosa from Johannesburg is through Airlink's daily service between Johannesburg and Beira. For the past 3 years that our guests have been using this service, we have had no problems - no delays. Thank you