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Trip to Vinho Community

Join one of our local guides on an easy two-kilometer walk from camp, to the welcoming village of Vinho, to taste life in rural Africa. A boatman will take you across the Pungue River to greet our neighbours - clusters of smiling children, farmers and employees on their way to and from work in the park. Stroll through fields of maize and cassava and learn about the importance of agriculture to the region. Bird enthusiasts should keep an eye out for Red Bishops who are regularly spotted in the area.

 

The Gorongosa Restoration Project is working hard to improve the lives of the citizens of Vinho and you’ll be able to see your tourism revenue in action at the health clinic and primary school. Meet local women who invite you into their daily lives to share in their stories and songs. A visit to the growing village market, to try seasonal produce, view handmade crafts, and experience their daily lives on their family compounds and ‘machambas’, provides the perfect end to a truly authentic experience.

 

Tours depart daily at 7am, 10am and 2pm and run for 2-3 hours. Every booking includes a donation to a community fund, fresh water and umbrella hire. In respect of local customs, female guests will be offered a capulana (traditional skirt) to wear during the tour. 

 

Rate: 400 MT ($14 USD) per person

 

Meet the Guides

  • Montinho
    Loves his flora and fauna, all things green!
  • Simba
    As the name suggests, the man of the lions.
  • Castro
    The man who can call the orioles.
  • Simba
    As the name suggests, the man of the lions.
  • Castro
    The man who can call the orioles.
  • Montinho
    Loves his flora and fauna, all things green!
  • Simba
    As the name suggests, the man of the lions.
  • Castro
    The man who can call the orioles.
  • Montinho
    Loves his flora and fauna, all things green!
  • Simba
    As the name suggests, the man of the lions.
  • Castro
    The man who can call the orioles.
  • Montinho
    Loves his flora and fauna, all things green!