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. 

By Air

Most travellers from abroad will fly to Mozambique via Johannesburg. You can then fly directly from Johannesburg to Beira (3 hours from Gorongosa) or connect through Maputo and continue on to Beira or to Chimoio (2 hours from Gorongosa). Several international cities also offer direct flights to Maputo. From Maputo, you will then have to take a connecting flight to Chimoio or Beira.

These are some cities that offer direct flights to Maputo en route to Gorongosa: Airline schedules are subject to change, so please check with your travel agent or the airline. 

Fly Via Johannesburg

Most tourists who are flying internationally have to fly through Johannesburg. From Johannesburg, you can fly to Beira on South African Airlink or Mozambique Airlines (LAM), which is a 3-hour drive from Gorongosa.

On arrival in Johannesburg, go to the Immigration desk where you will show your passport.
Collect your baggage at the arrivals carousel and check it in again for your regional flight to Beira if you fly the same day. There are helpful luggage handlers wearing bright vests at the Johannesburg airport ready to assist you. LAM flies from terminal A and South African Airlink flies from terminal B. If you have to overnight in Johannesburg, check our hotel recommendations at the bottom of the page.Your will take a short flight from Johannesburg to Beira.

 

When you arrive at the Beira airport, you will be handed a Mozambique entry form that youwill be required to complete.
Then, you will need to go to the Immigration desk where they will ask you to show your visitors visa along with your passport.
Next, pick up your luggage and go through customs – read more about customs.
It is a 3-hour (200 km) drive from Beira to Chitengo, the main camp inside Gorongosa National Park. Request a transfer in advance and our park staff will be happy to meet you at the airport and drive you to the park in an air-conditioned shuttle van. Contact us to request a transfer. Keep in mind, the park closes at 6pm, so we can’t pick up travellers after 3pm in Beira.

If your plane arrives too late to book a transfer the same day, you will need to stay in Beira overnight. See below for a list of hotels we recommend.
You can easily catch a taxi from the airport to your hotel or ask your hotel if they have a shuttle from the airport. Please contact us to arrange a transfer from your hotel to the park the next day.

Fly via Maputo

There are direct flights to Maputo from Lisbon and many African cities several times per week. From Maputo, you can fly to Beira on Mozambique Airlines (LAM), which is a 3-hour drive from Gorongosa. Or, you can fly to Chimoio on Mozambique Airlines (LAM), which is a 2-hour drive from Gorongosa.

When you land in Maputo, you will need to complete a Mozambique entry form and go to the Immigration desk where they will ask you to show your visitors visa and passport.

Next, you’ll collect your luggage and go through customs – read more about customs. You will then go to the domestic terminal and recheck your luggage for your connecting flight.

From Maputo, you can fly to Beira (3h 30m-4h drive to Gorongosa) or Chimoio (2h-2h 30m drive to Gorongosa). You may have to stay in Maputo overnight if you miss your connection.
Your next leg is a short flight from Maputo to either Beira. It is a 3h 30m-4h (200 km) drive from Beira and a 2-hour drive from Chimoio (135 km) to Chitengo, the main camp inside Gorongosa National Park. Request a transfer in advance and our park staff will be happy to meet you at the airport and drive you to the park in an air-conditioned shuttle van. Contact us to request a transfer. Keep in mind, the park closes at 6pm, so we can’t pick up travellers after 2:30pm in Beira or 4pm in Chimoio. LAM Mozambique Airlines flies to both cities, and Fastjet also has flights to Beira from Maputo.

If your plane arrives too late to book a transfer the same day, you will need to stay in Beira or Chimoio overnight. See below for a list of hotels we recommend.
You can easily catch a taxi from the airport to your hotel or ask your hotel if they have a shuttle from the airport. Please contact us to arrange a transfer from your hotel to the park the next day.

If you prefer to drive yourself from Gorongosa, see HERE for a list of rental car agencies. Currently, self drive is not allowed in Gorongosa National Park. We offer morning and afternoon guided safaris in our raised safari vehicle.

 

If you prefer to drive yourself from Gorongosa, see below for a list of rental car agencies. Currently, self drive is not allowed in Gorongosa National Park. We offer morning and afternoon guided safaris in our raised safari vehicle.

 

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.