The first time you see a wild Gorongosa elephant is a moment you will never forget. They are the essence of our untamed African wilderness: huge, majestic, truly awe-inspiring. Gorongosa has about 500 of these beautiful animals today. Each family is led by the oldest, wisest female: the Matriarch. She's usually the one leading her family back to the forest in the morning or leading them to water in the afternoon.