Peace has come to Mozambique and with it the chance for the numerous parks and reserves to return to their former glory. In the far north the enormous Niassa Wildlife Reserve, larger even than the Kruger National Park is slowly coming into its own as an area of thick African bush filled with a variety of animals. Covering over 40,000 square kms it is one of the largest conservation areas on the continent. The Gorongosa National Park, the Maputo Elephant Reserve and the Quirimbas National Park are some of the other parks that are undergoing the same recovery and development. In the south there is also the extension of the Kruger National Park, where the fence between the South African side and the Mozambique side has been removed as part of the peace parks project.
Gorongosa National Park, Sofala Province, is located in the southernmost part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. The Park includes the Urema valley and parts of the surrounding midlands and Gorongosa lies between the cities of Chimoio and Beira – it is also Mozambique’s flagship conservation area.
Gorongosa is a short charter flight from Beira and is also easily accessible by road and is situated just off the primary north-south national motorway, close to the Inchope junction. Gorongosa National Park is one of the most exciting travel destinations in Mozambique at the moment with a visionary restoration project in place to get the park back to its former glory.