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Cheringoma Plateau

In the outer reaches of the park granite outcrops rise majestically out of the bush; a spectacular limestone gorge marks the southern end of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Gorongosa dominates the horizon. - Wanderlust

The eastern rim of the Rift Valley is formed by the Cheringoma Plateau, which rises above the central plains to the elevation of about 300 m above sea level. It is composed mostly of limestone, and in its northern part millions of years of water action have carved out deep, stunningly beautiful canyons and gorges, replete with caves and caverns full of what seems like millions of bats.