Gorongosa National Park Safari
Located at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, in the heart of central Mozambique, Gorongosa National Park offers over 4000 sq km of safari wilderness, and features a variety of distinct ecosystems. This Mozambique safari park encompasses part of the valley floor as well as parts of the surrounding plateaus, and as a result of the seasonal flooding of the valley floor features a range of soil types that create the mosaic of habitats found here.
The savannah and woodland ecosystems of Gorongosa National Park sustain a decent diversity of species, some of which are unique to the area. While most of the large herbivore populations were decimated during the civil war, most of the park's naturally occurring species have survived, including over 400 species of bird and a wide array of reptiles. Thanks to diligent conservation efforts and the reintroduction of important species, safaris in Gorongosa National Park are on the road to a full restoration of its ecological balance.
Since the end of the Mozambique civil war, Gorongosa National Park's infrastructure has been rebuilt and its safari wildlife populations on the way to restoration. This redevelopment has since seen an influx in tourists to the park, with various ecotourism ventures springing up to cater for this.