New luxury tented camp planned for Gorongosa

The Gorongosa Collection will construct a luxury tented camp in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, with construction set to begin in March 2017 and opening scheduled for late 2017.

Muzimu Tented Camp, which means “The Spirit of Gorongosa” will provide an intimate setting for a Gorongosa safari with just six tents overlooking the Mussicadzi riverbed. It aims to provide a full, first-class traditional safari experience, including game drivings and boating excursions. Guests of Muzimu will also visit Gorongosa Restoration Project. The camp will be operational from April to the end of December each year, weather permitting.

Gorongosa National Park was once described as “The place that Noah left his ark”, but years of civil conflict took their toll on the area and almost brought the park to complete destruction. In 2008, the Carr Foundation teamed up with the Government of Mozambique to create The Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP). Today, wildlife has rebounded in the park with large animal numbers reaching more than 70 000.

“Gorongosa National Park is a story of recovery, of hope, of restoration. And so, we are here to help heal this magnificent ecosystem, and at the same time a little part of ourselves too,” said Paola Bouley, Gorongosa Lion Project Director and Founder.