The Park is nestled in a 4,000-square-kilometer section of the Great African Rift Valley system, Africa's most dramatic
geological feature; 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
Explore Gorongosa is an exclusive camp in the heart of the Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique. The
national park was once the wildlife gem of Mozambique before it was devastated during the Civil War. However, plans
to restore the game and the wilderness have been put in place, as Gorongosa looks to reclaim its former glory.
It is essentially a series of migratory camps offering guests either walking or river-based safaris. During the Dry Season
(1 May - 15 December), guests will walk through the bush with an expert guide before setting up camp in the
wilderness. Whilst during the Wet Season (15 Feb - 30 April), you can drift down rivers and waterways on canoes,
taking in exceptional game and bird viewing.
Accommodation will take the form of 4 canvas tents catering for a maximum of 8 guests, so you can enjoy an exclusive
experience. Each tent is the epitome of luxury with twin singles or a double bed, mosquito nets, a clothes rack,
suitcase stand, vanity table and stool and side tables - not exactly hard camping! Each tent will have an en-suite
bathroom with open-air hot bucket shower and toilet and there is a private verandah with customary camp chairs
where you can kick back during the day.
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.