Wildlife at Gorongosa

Welcome to one of the most biodiverse places on the planet

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The gem of Mozambique’s national park system, Gorongosa is often referred to as the “Serengeti of the South” and it’s easy to see why. Its famous floodplains teem with majestic waterbuck. Gorongosa’s famous lions stalk the savannah and woodlands. And huge groups of elephants splash around in its waterholes, slaking their thirst and enjoying a good bath! But it’s not just about the big animals: Gorongosa is famous for its ‘biodiversity’, the extraordinary range of animal and plant species it supports. Look down! Some of the most amazing things you will ever see are right beneath your feet!

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Elephants

Lions

Painted Wolves

Crocs

Birds

Antelope

Hippos

Microworld

Unique Creatures

Our Mission

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.