The Gorongosa Collection

  • Pelicans

  • Elephants of Gorongosa

Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story: a 20-year Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a U.S. non-profit organization.

By adopting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, we are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness, returning it to its rightful place as one of Africa’s greatest parks.

The Gorongosa Collection is planning the creation of a number of exciting luxury safari operations within Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.

Tourism contributes towards conservation by ensuring the sustainable use of the extraordinary ecosystems within the Park. It creates jobs and opportunities for the local communities, and visitors leave Gorongosa changed, enlightened by the knowledge that a National Park can be a force for change, and aware that they are part of this incredible journey.

Gorongosa National Park is one of the most beautiful and special places in Africa. Thanks to its varied terrain, the richness of its soil, and the blessings of plentiful rain, Gorongosa boasts a remarkable variety of different ecosystems, each with its own “cast of characters”: from the big things we marvel at (like lions)… to the little things we barely notice (like ants).

Muzimu Tented Camp will be the first of the tented camps, located on the banks of the Mussicadzi River, and will be operational late 2017.

This luxury, exclusive tented camp is located beside the banks of the Muzikadzi River in Gorongosa National Park.

An intimate experience, the camp has only six guest tents and will offer a full, first-class traditional safari experience, including walking, driving and boating excursions. Guests of Muzimu will also visit Gorongosa Restoration Project and “Be a part of one of the greatest wildlife restoration stories” during their stay.


Reasons to visit:

Gorongosa boasts some of the most unique and diverse habitats in all of Africa. Tropical rainforest on Mount Gorongosa towers above the lush emerald floodplains, filled to the brim with thousands of game. You will find more waterbuck on our plains than in any other park in Africa – that’s why they call us the “Serengeti of the South”.

Climb aboard a game viewer and start your adventure into Africa’s unknown. An interpretive safari will take you into the beating heart of Gorongosa and expose you to the intricacies of humble termites, soaring falcons and thundering beasts. Marvel at your first glimpse of the hoof-covered floodplain and remember to breathe when you gaze out over Lake Urema with a backdrop of Mount Gorongosa. Take in the moment when your guide announces fresh lion tracks, elephant activity or fresh buffalo droppings – you sense that life is all around you. Immerse yourself in the thrill of finding them as even though we see them often, seeing high profile game in Gorongosa means so much more than in other parks in Africa, it means our conservation efforts are working!

A walking safari in Gorongosa National Park will open up a world very few have seen. Gorongosa is a massive expanse and a large portion of the Park is not accessible to vehicles, which is perfect. Come explore areas where no one has set foot for the last 20 years. Become alive with the feeling of true participation in a living ecosystem as your senses reach their peak from the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and even tastes. The experience of tracking big game will bring all of those dormant senses hastily back to life. Find out what so many of us take for granted today like ancient medicinal uses of plants passed down through generations, and experience how the smallest thing often makes the largest impact. A walk in Gorongosa National Park is for those who want to know more and understand what so many have forgotten..

The Murombodzi waterfall drops over 100m into crystal clear pools. The ultimate experience is a hike to the waterfall, meandering through ferns and moss covered rock that make you feel as if every step is watched by a hobbit or fairy. Calls of the green-headed oriole and a cacophony of other birds reverberate through the forest. The canopy towers above letting striations of light strike the forest floor illuminating delicately rich colored flowers amid a dark green canvas. The beauty that surrounds you renders most to silence as the mind stills in its beauty of old.

An avian wonderland awaits in Gorongosa for the serious birder looking to grow their life list, and the traveller who knows nothing about birds whatsoever. Gorongosa will provide a kaleidoscope of color and variety with close to 400 species and some rare specials that are easy to find. Pel’s fishing owl, black-and-white flycatcher, racquet-tailed roller, Cabanis’s bunting, Livingstone’s turaco, green-headed oriole, chirinda apalis, mustached grass warbler, silvery-cheeked hornbill to name a few, are all seen on most birding trips.