Gorongosa National Park is a virtually undiscovered area located in central Mozambique. The Park is situated in a 4,000 sq km section of the Great African Rift Valley system, Africa's most dramatic geological feature, which extends from Ethiopia to central Mozambique.
Gorongosa National Park protects a vast ecosystem defined, shaped, and given life by all the rivers that flow into Lake Urema. As a result it is a region with high species diversity and environmental features found nowhere else in the sub-continent. There are astounding numbers of plant species that in turn support many different reptiles, frogs, and fish; more than 400 bird species; mammals including elephants, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, elands, sables, hartebeest, oribis, nyalas, and kudus; six primates (including 2 bushbaby species); and more than a dozen large predators, including lions, leopards, wild dogs, and crocodiles.