Gorongosa National Park In Mozambique
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This renowned wildlife photographer and TV host spent two years living in Gorongosa National Park and gives a wonderful virtual tour of what it's like there.
This National Park is building a new conservation model that not only protects and preserves the wildlife, but also develops and uplifts the local community, including woman.
Gorongosa National Park
Animals Found Here
Lion, elephant, wild dog, sable, eland, greater kudu, waterbuck, nyala, lichtenstein’s hartebeest, blue wildebeest, impala, bushbuck, reedbuch, oribi, duiker, hippo, crocodile and pangolin are some of the species resident in the park.
Birds are also plentiful. 339 different species have been recorded in the area, including the Green Headed Oriole with white panels on its wings, found only on Mount Gorongosa.
How To Get There
To get there by air, international visitors can catch a flight directly from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport in South Africa to Beira, or connect through Maputo and continue on to Beira or to Chimoio from there.
From Beira it's a 3 hour drive by car to Gorongosa and from Chimoio, 2 hours.
The Montebelo Gorongosa Lodge located in Chitengo Camp has several accommodation options to use: Premium Villa, Standard Villa, Premium Bungalow, Standard Bungalow and Garden Rooms.
There is also a campsite situated in a grove of trees set away from the main lodge.
The coffee bean is shade grown by local farmers on mount Gorongoso with 100% of the profits going to the Gorongosa Trust, which funds the parks human development and conservation activities.
The coffee is organic and not only qualifies as fair trade but also regenerative trade. The roasting partners are based in Boise, Idaho and Bath, UK.
Gorongosa Restoration Project
This National Park was established in 1960 and contained vast numbers of wildlife (In 1972 nearly 30,000 large herbivores were counted), but the civil war in Mozambique lasting 15 years laid waste to the area with almost all the animals destroyed.
But in the mid-2000s the US-based Carr Foundation entered into a public-private partnership with the Mozambican government to rehabilitate the area, and one of the most successful African National Park restoration projects to date was born.
Camera traps placed in strategic areas around the park to allow scientists to monitor and study animal populations form part of the wildcam initiative.
They are battery operated cameras that can be strapped to a tree and use motion sensors to photograph anything that moves in front of them.