Gorongosa Nat. Park: Sofala Province, Mozambique
Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park is a fragile and extremely special national treasure, which according to biodiversity expert E. O. Wilson, is a region of high species diversity and ecological features found nowhere else on the entire planet. In fact, Gorongosa National Park is so extraordinary that the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation has joined with the Carr Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit organization that signed a 20-year contract to co-manage the park in January 2008 with the government, and the Gorongosa Restoration Project, to shine a light on the epic achievements taking place there. Through this unique partnership, Gorongosa is not only realizing its vast restoration goals, but has developed a tourism initiative featuring Gorongosa Lodge & Safari, which offers guests a choice of 9 standard bungalows, 18 double rooms or 6 premium bungalows, each complete with mosquito netting, private bathroom and air conditioning. Of course, every vistor must take a private ecotourism luxury walking safari, wildlife game drive or walk to the Mount Gorongosa waterfallsall once in a lifetime experiences that are prime viewing opportunities for lions, elephants, buffalos, many kinds of antelope, and over 400 species of birds! James Byrne is the media director for the Gorongosa Restoration Foundation.
This Questionnaire was first published in November 2012.