A Major Biodiversity Hotspot
Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park is a major biodiversity hotspot at the southern-most end of the Great African Rift Valley, comprising floodplains, wetlands, acacia-dotted grasslands and an isolated mountain covered in rainforest. The park was once home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and it provided a safari experience rivalling the Serengeti and Kruger national parks in the 1960s and 1970s. In 2008, The Carr Foundation, a U.S. NGO signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Mozambique to protect and restore the ecosystem of Gorongosa National Park. The Park's elephant, lion and general mammal and bird populations have rebounded since then and now a Gorongosa safari offers visitors the chance to be part of what is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story – meet the ecologists, researchers and scientists behind this inspirational conservation project.