Conservation at Gorongosa
Protecting one of the worlds most beautiful places.
We have decided to close down tourism in Gorongosa National Park until further notice. We want to play our part in reducing movement and transmission of this disease that has the potential to profoundly affect the communities surrounding the Park.
Gorongosa National Park is perhaps Africa’s Greatest Conservation Story. Visit and see why this has been called one of the “Last Wild Places” by National Geographic.
Coffee thrives in Mount Gorongosa’s unique rainforest. Today, Gorongosa’s farmers are planting 200,000 coffee plants per year and 100,000 rainforest trees. Each of our specialty coffee blends serves an impact area in the Park. We directly support educational opportunities for young women, conserve the Park’s wildlife, and restore its rainforest.
Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008, the Government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation formed the “Gorongosa Project”, a 20-year Public-Private Partnership for the joint management of the Park and for human development in the communities near the Park. On June 7th 2018, the Government of Mozambique signed an extension of the management agreement of Gorongosa National Park for another 25 years.
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.
We are achieving our mission by working in these four core areas:
Conservation: By protecting Gorongosa’s beautiful animals and landscapes, we ensure future generations have a chance to experience this special place.
Community: By providing educational programs, health care, and agricultural support to families–we improve the well-being of local communities.
Science: By studying how all the parts of Gorongosa’s complex web of life fit together, we can make informed conservation and management decisions.
Sustainable Tourism: By developing sustainable tourism, we create employment for local people and generate sustainable revenue for the Park. Every guest that visits Gorongosa plays a vital role in this amazing conservation effort.
a glimpse into another world
Situated at the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Gorongosa National Park has an incredible variety of landscapes to experience. Lake Urema and its network of glistening rivers, the lake’s vast flood plains teeming with waterbuck, endless savannahs, magical woodlands, and a towering mountain covered in lush rainforest and pristine waterfalls. As one writer put it:
“In one day, you can find shades of the Congo, the Mara, the Okavango and the Mountains of the Moon.” – The Sunday Times
From the moment you set foot here, your life will never be the same. Experience the rich wildlife and landscapes of Gorongosa.
Our guides are local, and they know about the biodiversity, culture, geography and wildlife in the Park. With decades of knowledge between them, know that you are in good hands.
Advance an integrated multi-partner approach to conservation and to people-centred development. The Gorongosa Project protects the Park’s biodiversity and ecosystem services and unlocks its economic potential for the community inhabitants of the Gorongosa Buffer Zone, Sofala Province, Mozambique and further afield.
A thriving, biodiversity-rich, Greater Gorongosa conservation landscape, which supports Sofala Province as an engine for resilient and sustainable development enabling nature experiences and wellbeing for its people, enriching all of Mozambique and the world.
A Park for Peace
On 1 August, 2019 a historic ceremony was held in Gorongosa to celebrate the Cessation of Hostilities Accord between the leaders of the Government of Mozambique and the opposition Renamo Party. The accord established Gorongosa National Park (GNP) as a ‘Park for Peace’, delivering human development to the communities that share the greater landscape.