Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park  in Mozambique is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story. Your visit here will help protect this extraordinary landscape. 

Conservation at Gorongosa

Protecting one of the worlds most beautiful places. 

Science at Gorongosa

A research station in the heart of a living ecosystem

Human Development

A Park for the People

Gorongosa Tourism

All profits are returned to the Park Projects.

Gorongosa Coffee

All profits are returned to the Park Projects.

International Day of the Girl

October 11th – 2020 – Celebrate  by watching “Our Gorongosa”

Gorongosa Guides

Many of our Guides come from the local community and their knowledge of this area is unsurpassed. Join us for an immersive authentic experience.  

COVID-19 Notice

We have decided to close down tourism in Gorongosa National Park until further notice.  We want to play our part in reducing movement and transmission of this disease that has the potential to profoundly affect the communities surrounding the Park. 

Our Story

Gorongosa National Park is perhaps Africa’s Greatest Conservation Story. Visit and see why this has been called one of the “Last Wild Places” by National Geographic.

Gorongosa  Coffee

Coffee thrives in Mount Gorongosa’s unique rainforest. Today, Gorongosa’s farmers are planting 200,000 coffee plants per year and 100,000 rainforest trees. Each of our specialty coffee blends serves an impact area in the Park. We directly support educational opportunities for young women, conserve the Park’s wildlife, and restore its rainforest.

our story

Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008, the Government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation formed the “Gorongosa Project”, a 20-year Public-Private Partnership for the joint management of the Park and for human development in the communities near the Park. On June 7th 2018, the Government of Mozambique signed an extension of the management agreement of Gorongosa National Park for another 25 years.

Approach

By adopting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, we are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness, returning it to its rightful place as one of Africa’s greatest parks.

We are achieving our mission by working in these four core areas:

Conservation: By protecting Gorongosa’s beautiful animals and landscapes, we ensure future generations have a chance to experience this special place.

Community: By providing educational programs, health care, and agricultural support to families–we improve the well-being of local communities.

Science: By studying how all the parts of Gorongosa’s complex web of life fit together, we can make informed conservation and management decisions.

Sustainable Tourism: By developing sustainable tourism, we create employment for local people and generate sustainable revenue for the Park. Every guest that visits Gorongosa plays a vital role in this amazing conservation effort.

mission video

From the moment you set foot here, your life will never be the same. Experience the rich wildlife and landscapes of Gorongosa.

Our Guides

Our guides are local, and they know about the biodiversity, culture, geography and wildlife in the Park. With decades of knowledge between them, know that you are in good hands.

Gabriela Curtiz

Gorongosa Guide

Test Malunga

Gorongosa Guide

Richard Lusinga

Gorongosa Guide

Our Mission

Our Mission

Advance an integrated multi-partner approach to conservation and to people-centred development. The Gorongosa Project protects the Park’s biodiversity and ecosystem services and unlocks its economic potential for the community inhabitants of the Gorongosa Buffer Zone, Sofala Province, Mozambique and further afield.

Our Vision

A thriving, biodiversity-rich, Greater Gorongosa conservation landscape, which supports Sofala Province as an engine for resilient and sustainable development enabling nature experiences and wellbeing for its people, enriching all of Mozambique and the world.

A Park for Peace

On 1 August, 2019 a historic ceremony was held in Gorongosa to celebrate the Cessation of Hostilities Accord between the leaders of the Government of Mozambique and the opposition Renamo Party. The accord established Gorongosa National Park (GNP) as a ‘Park for Peace’, delivering human development to the communities that share the greater landscape.