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UPDATE - CYCLONE IDAI

The major national emergency response currently cannot focus on our park neighbours, as they focus on the Buzi floodplains further south.  In the meantime hundreds of people are trapped along the upper Pungue near the park and are without food and safe water. First signs of disease spreading  have been reported. Gorongosa National Park is dedicated to  set up its own emergency “Food Programme” and we now have organised our own helicopter and are now working with our rangers in saving our neighbours. We keep you updated as the situation evolves.

Park Staff are working hard to provide emergency relief to the surrounding communities, and ensure that normal life returns to peoples lives as soon as possible. While we do not have definite dates yet, we anticipate that sometime in April or May the Park will again be open to scientists, technicians and aid workers.  Regular Tourism is expected to begin again early June. We still anticipate selling Gorongosa coffee later this year. 

We will continue to update as we get more information. 

 

Gorongosa National Park - Our Story

Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa's greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008, the Government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation (Gorongosa Restoration Project), a US nonprofit organization, signed a 20-year Public-Private Partnership for the joint management of the Park.  On June 7th 2018, the Government of Mozambique signed an extension of the joint management agreement of Gorongosa National Park for another 25 years.

Approach 
By adopting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, we are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness, returning it to its rightful place as one of Africa’s greatest parks.
 
 
We are achieving our mission by working in these four core areas: 
 
Conservation: By protecting Gorongosa's beautiful animals and landscapes, we make sure future generations have a chance to experience this special place.
 
Community: By providing assistance to farmers, educational programs, and health care, we improve the well-being of local communities, thereby gaining their support.
 
Science: By studying how all the parts of Gorongosa’s complex web of life fit together, we can make informed conservation and management decisions.
 
Sustainable Tourism: By developing sustainable tourism, we create employment for local people and generate sustainable revenue for the Park. Every guest that visits Gorongosa plays a vital role in this amazing conservation effort.