Gorongosa National Park is located at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley, a huge, lush valley that stretches from North Africa to Gorongosa. Because of its location, there are few barriers that separate Gorongosa from other ecosystems nearby. Because of this, it’s not likely that the low-lying areas in the Gorongosa plains would be home to many species that aren’t found elsewhere.
Mount Gorongosa, on the other hand, is an isolated mountain with rich and unique habitats that are home to many species that are found nowhere else on earth. Scientific exploration of Mount Gorongosa has only just begun, but already a number of species have been discovered that are new to science or unique to this special place.