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Gorongosa National Park among 28 Best Places to visit in 2019, according to National Geographic Traveler’s Editors and Explorers.
With the publication of its annual Best Trips issue, National Geographic Traveler magazine has revealed its 28 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2019. Together, Traveler editors and National Geographic Explorers have selected their top places to travel across four categories: Cities, Nature, Culture, and Adventure  – and Gorongosa National Park was selected in the NATURE category. 
This year’s Best Trips list is relevant, surprising and inspiring, highlighting a globe-spanning mix of destinations from the Peruvian Amazon to Kansas City, Missouri.
"Our Best Trips issue features 28 destinations and experiences that can inspire us, change our perspectives and connect us with cultures, places and ideas that matter in the world." - says George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor in chief.  "The issue is packed with spectacular National Geographic photography and is driven by our mission to explore, conserve, respect and engage with our planet."
“Gorongosa National Park is Mozambique’s greatest wonder and scientists from all over the world consider Gorongosa to be one of the most special and unique national parks on Earth, a hotspot of 'biodiversity', a place that must be saved for future generations to enjoy.” – says Pedro Muagura, Park Warden of Gorongosa National Park.
National Geographic’s Best Trips destinations for 2019 are:  
CITIES: Dakar (Senegal), Salvador (Brazil), Kansas City (Missouri), Toronto (Canada), Matera (Italy), Perth (Australia), Mexico City (Mexico) 
NATURE: Peruvian Amazon, Montenegro, Belize, Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique), South Walton County (Florida), Fanjingshan (China), Tahiti (French Polynesia)
CULTURE: Cairo (Egypt), Hoang Lien Son (Vietnam), Galway (Ireland), Bauhaus Trail (Germany), Oakland (California), Vervey (Switzerland), Dordogne (France)  
ADVENTURE: Greenland, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (New Mexico), Isla de los Estados (Argentina), Macedonia, Canterbury Region (New Zealand), Caño Cristales River  (Colombia), Oman  
The December/January 2019 issue of Traveler magazine is now available on newsstands and online at
The Best Trips digital experience includes highlights on each destination selected for the list as well as National Geographic’s iconic photography that transports audiences to the chosen locales. Visitors are able to dive even deeper into four of the Best Trips destinations—Mexico City, Tahiti, Dordogne and Oman—with feature stories in the issue. 
National Geographic Traveler publishes six issues per year and is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, with 18 international editions. National Geographic Travel shares its inspiring and authoritative digital content, including trip inspiration, travel news, photo galleries and more with its @NatGeoTravel community of more than 50 million people. 
To learn more about each destination, visit:
If you would like to receive more information about us--or schedule an interview with someone involved in the program--please contact Vasco Galante by phone (+258 82 297 0010) or email [email protected]