The first private ecotourism initiative in the renowned Gorongosa National Park, an undiscovered gem of the African safari circuit. The luxury safari experiences are led by expert guides through some of the most scenic and wildlife rich areas of Mozambique. Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique represents one of the great conservation opportunities in the world today.
The authentic and unique Explore Gorongosa safari experience is based from an exclusive seasonal tented eco-camp and a series of light wilderness fly-camps. Featuring a handful of spacious and quirky tented suites, Explorers is a simple and friendly place.
Each suite has an alfresco 'en-suite' bathroom comprising an eco-innovative waterless loo and a fantastic wash-in-the-wild shower designed to give you privacy and a feeling of freedom all at the same time. King-size doubles or extra-length twin single beds are available with snug down duvets and cotton linen and towels of highest quality. The design of the camp features home-made content, with much of it being sourced from the region.
The Explore Gorongosa experience is hosted from the exclusive seasonal tented bush camp - known to the inner circle as Explorers - situated in a beautiful private operational area within the Gorongosa National Park. Light wilderness fly-camps, the Gorongosa SkyBeds, which are set up at a few stunning sites in and around the Park such as at the Murombodzi waterfalls and on top of Mount Gorongosa.
Gorongosa SkyBeds - a light fly-camp set at secret big-tree-covered spots around the exclusive operating area within the Park. The fly-camp - Gorongosa SkyBeds - is set up in keeping with the pioneering camps of old, providing very light yet comfortable temporary accommodation. The basics of great food, cold drinks and hot showers are taken care of by our team. When camping on the summit of the Gorongosa Mountain, the Gorongosa SkyBeds are tailored to suit wet weather through the application of a light trekking bow tent.
The dining and lounge area comprises a campfire with some comfy stools scattered around it. The eating and social area of the camp features an open-air library and lounge, as well as a spacious canvas mess tent. Dining takes place anywhere it is requested with the focus on excellent taste and even better company. There are hammocks to swing in, trees to climb, and a campfire to muse over.
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.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.
Flora and Fauna - Gorongosa National Park is home to a great diversity of animals and plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. From the lumbering African elephant to the endemic Green-Headed Oriole; from the famed Gorongosa lions to the rarely seen fire squirrels of the rainforest. Soon you will be able to browse through lists of hundreds of species, to learn more about the smallest insects to the largest mammals found in Gorongosa.
Ecology and history of the Park provides an insight into the more complex socio-ecological aspects of Mozambique as a whole. Gorongosa National Park protects a diverse ecosystem that is defined by the life-giving rivers and underground aquifers that flow into the valley. The heart of Gorongosa, Lake Urema is a natural phenomenon that is fed from nutrient-rich aquifers filtering down from hundreds of kilometers away. These bountiful water sources provide the ideal habitat for a multitude of wildlife, some found only in this region. The ecology of Gorongosa is unique in that the vegetation varies from open grassy floodplains, through fever tree forests, palm thickets and mixed woodland, to Albidia forests, Miombo-lined ridges, oxbow lakes and seasonal soda pans. There are deep, bat-filled caverns and gaping limestone gorges; cascading waterfalls set in threatened cloud forest, and baobab-dotted broadleaf.
People - A deeper look at the social history and cultural diversity of the people of Gorongosa provides a journey through the history and culture of Mozambique as a whole. Although people are not allowed to live within the Park, a large number rely on the Park for their livelihood, whether through fishing, employment, natural resource harvesting or related activities.
History - Gorongosa is a result of both its geographic position as well as its abundant natural resources. From ancient civilizations to coastal Arab traders; from gold, ivory and slave traders of the ancient and recent past to localized tribal conflicts – central Mozambique’s past is a microcosm of the history of Africa.