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Gorongosa Park Open - Reservations required to enter Park

Gorongosa National Park is open for visitors. Early season activities are well underway and include boating, canoeing, cycling and limited safari drives. Reservations are required. Overnight guests may stay at the Chitengo campsite (self catering) or go on one of our fly-camp adventures (meals are provided by our team). Proceeds from all park visits create local jobs, build schools and support local education, healthcare and training programs. Contact us at safari@gorongosa.net for details

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Gorongosa National Park has been named by National Geographic, Time Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Afar, the Telegraph and others as one of the best destinations in the world.

In addition to our exciting 2021 tented accommodation, we are proud to provide our established sustainable tourism activities and offerings.

Gorongosa is in an exciting transition phase and look forward to extending our tourism activities even more over the next few months. Watch this space!

We create inclusive, intimate and authentic wildlife and community experiences for you, the traveller. Offering you the opportunity to be a part of the most remarkable restoration stories in the world, Gorongosa National Park and its people. For more information about our exclusive tented camp, please contact us at safari@gorongosa.net

Safari Drive

• Safari Drives take 3 to 3.5 hours and depart morning, afternoon, and evening
• Children under the age of 10 are not permitted in open game drive vehicles; closed vehicles can be provided depending on availability — please contact the Activities Office to book

Guided Safari Drives

Explore Gorongosa National Park on a guided safari drive.

Our qualified safari guides will take you on an open game drive to explore a variety of habitats, wildlife, and birdlife. You’ll have the opportunity to view spectacular floodplains, explore mystical fever tree and palm forests, and discover resident wildlife, including antelope, primates, and birdlife. With luck, you may even encounter lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos, and crocodiles!

Morning, Afternoon and Evening – 3 to 3.5 hours
International rate $40  /  SADC rate $ 30 / Mt 1200 per person for Mozambican citizens 

 

• Full day safaris are done in open safari vehicles and take a maximum of 10 guests
• Children under the age of 10 are not permitted in open game drive vehicles; closed vehicles can be provided depending on availability — please contact the Activities Office to book

Full Day Safari Drive

Spend a full day discovering all Gorongosa has to offer.

Enjoy a full day excursion through Gorongosa’s vast landscape. Our safari guides will take you on a breathtaking journey through the Park’s varied ecoystems, uncovering stunning landscapes and widlife. During your trip, you’ll stop at a scenic spot for a picnic lunch, admire a dreamy sunset at day’s end, and search for nocturnal animals on your return to Chitengo.

$110 per person minimum / 4 people per vehicle minimum

 

Exclusive Use Safari Vehicle

Enjoy the splendour of Gorongosa in the company of close family or friends. 

Morning  – Cost for Vehicle – $400

Midday  – Cost for Vehicle – $400

Afternoon  – Cost for Vehicle – $400

Full Day – Cost for Vehicle – $1050

 

• Children under the age of 12 are not permitted
• Reasonable level of fitness required
• Price includes a community conservation levy

Mount Gorongosa Excursion

Visit Mount Gorongosa’s rainforest and Coffee Project.

Spend a day exploring Mount Gorongosa — the majestic backdrop to the Park’s floodplain. After a drive up the mountain, you’ll visit the Gorongosa Coffee Project and meet local farmers who are planting shade-grown coffee to revive the rainforest. A short hike will take you to one of the mountain’s breathtaking waterfalls to take a dip in its deep, clear pools. You’ll round out the day with a picnic lunch on the banks of one of the mountain’s gorgeous rainforest streams.

Full Day visit – $120 – Min 4 people

Season: April – September

Community Bicycle Tour

Learn all about Mozambican culture — by bike!

Many of the staff here are local community members — join them on a cycling trip through the communities that surround the Park. Along the way, you’ll learn about Mozambican hospitality and culture, as well as how Park projects are supporting sustainable livelihoods. Included in the price is a community levy, so your trip directly impacts the communities you visit!

Cost – $30 US – includes community levy.

Three person minimum

• Walking safaris take a maximum of 4 guests
• Children under the age of 12 are not permitted
• Wear neutral colored clothing (brown and green), comfortable closed walking shoes, and a hat
• Subject to availability and season

Walking Safari

Get up close and personal on a guided bush walk.

One of the best ways to experience Gorongosa’s wilderness is by foot. Our guides will take you on an exciting bush walk where you’ll get up close and personal to botanical wonders, learn about animal signs and tracks, walk along animal paths, and truly become one with nature.

Cost – $55 US – minimum 2 people, max 4.

No children under 12.

• Boat safaris take a maximum of 6 guests
• Children under the age of 12 are not permitted
• Boat safaris cannot be confirmed in advance and are subject to availability and water levels

Boat Safari

Visit Lake Urema — the heart of Gorongosa.

Spectacular Lake Urema is home to enormous crocodiles, pods of honking hippos, and unbelievable aquatic birdlife. A boat safari is the only way to access this vast water wilderness — the beating heart of Gorongosa.

Cost – $55 US – minimum 2 people, max 6. Duration 3 to 4 hours

No children under 12.

• Canoe safaris take a maximum of 6 guests
• Children under the age of 12 are not permitted
• Canoe safaris cannot be confirmed in advance and are subject to availability and water levels

Canoe Safari

Drift along the scenic Pungué River.

Drifting quietly with the Pungué’s current, you’ll pass sandy beaches, reed beds, and riverside forests. Fantastic birdlife and photo ops abound on this scenic canoe trip. At the end of your excursion, you’ll be met with morning coffee or evening sundowner drinks.

Cost – $50 US –  minimum 2 people, max 6. Duration 3 to 4 hours

Green Headed Oriele - Mount Gorongosa

We advise that birders choose a private vehicle for greater flexibility to find the birds on their list

Birders Paradise

Take off on a one-of-a-kind birding adventure.

Join our twitching guides on a birding trip or full day safari. They’ll expertly lead you through a birder’s paradise, replete with breeding colonies, resident species (some endemic), and seasonal migrants. Gorongosa’s diverse ecosystems and various flora and fauna support a broad number of birds, increasing the likelihood that you’ll add a number of species to your life list!

Contact safari@gorongosa.net for prices

Green Headed Oriele - Mount Gorongosa

• To book a Lab tour, please contact the Activities Office upon your arrival in Chitengo
• Tours are subject to availability

E.O. Wilson Bidiversity Lab Tour

Learn about Gorongosa’s unique approach to conservation.

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Lab is a modern scientific facility in the heart of the national park — one of the first of its kind in Africa. It offers long term research and training opportunities in biodiversity documentation, ecology, and conservation biology to Mozambicans, visiting researchers, and students. The Lab’s work helps guide restoration efforts in Gorongosa National Park and other protected areas of Mozambique.

Contact safari@gorongosa.net for prices

Scenic Helicopter Flight

From above, the grandeur and interconnectedness of the Gorongosa’s landscapes is awesomely clear. 

Limited availability. Enquire with Activities Office. Duration 30 mins.

No children under 12.

Scenic Cessna Flight

Chase the warthogs from the runway when you fire up our sturdy Cessna. It’s the experience of a lifetime. 

Limited availability. Enquire with Activities Office. Duration 60 mins.

No children under 12.

Birding, Camping

Fly Camps / Birding 

Gorongosa Fly Camp – $500 per night / min 2 people

Kodzue Caves – 1/2 nights – $350 / min 2 people

Gorongosa Birding – Cost dependant on itinerary

Fly camping Gorongosa

Where to stay

Supplemental accomodation is managed by our partner, Montebello Lodge. Due to Covid 19, the lodge is currently. Self camping facilities are currently available, as well as fly-camping provide by Gorongosa Tours.

Our Guides

Local guides whose experience and knowledge is matched by their passion for this place. 

Gaby

Gorongosa Guide

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Goronogsa Guide

Richard

Gorongosa Guide

Book your trip now and experience a once in a lifetime trip to Mozambique! 

Hi, I'm Carol, the Activities Coordinator here at Gorongosa. Our team is looking forward to helping you plan your trip. When you visit Gorongosa for a Mozambican Safari you are helping save this incredible place. Join us, and become part of this amazing story!

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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.

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