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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I actually visited the Gorongosa National park in Mozambique with a group of friends in November 2015. The approach to the park is memorable for its lengthy eleven kilometre entrance with atrocious road surface. But persevere. It's worth it. Food and accommodation first class. Trip round the park in the jeep, unforgettable. There are an abundance of baboons and some...

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1Thank Stanley M
London
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Our guide, Blessed, was responsible for making this a brilliant stay with his knowledge of Birds adding to our enjoyment. The flood plain was amazing with sightings of fourteen different species of Antelope. After the devastation that left this Park denuded of much wildlife, the efforts of Greg Carr are bringing back the animals that made this area a top...

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9Thank Charles36
edinburgh
Reviewed 4 October 2012

The first time we explored Gorongosa was March 2010 (see Unspoilt Africa review, 23rd March 2010) during the wet season. We loved it then, but our exploration of the park was limited because of all the water that was still lying, and we vowed that we'd go back for longer, in the dry season in 2012. And we did, for...

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14Thank fmagh
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2012

This was our first ever safari experience and I imagine a tough one to beat. The tents are very comfortable and well spaced out, so you really feel part of the bush and at one with nature when relaxing outside the tent in between game drives. The activities are very flexible and we didn't just go on game drives but...

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4Thank experience_things
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We stayed for three days and wished it had been longer. We got so well taken care of, with a personal and super friendly service and a very professional and knowledgeable guide called Blessed. It was amazing to see and hear about the restoration of the Gorongosa national park, a sad history but with a hopeful future - as it...

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3Thank ETWTraveller
New York, NY
Reviewed 8 July 2012

(If you have lions and elephants in your backyard, that is.) I came to Explore Gorongosa not even knowing what to expect, but I left extremely impressed by the experience. Gorongosa National Park is a special place, and thanks to the efforts of many over the past few years, the park is slowly being restored to its former greatness. Its...

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2Thank JeffS551
East Bergholt, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I visited in May 2012 as a solo female traveller. My stay ranks as one of the greatest experiences of my life to date. Everyone in camp was so kind and welcoming. Jeff's wild safaris have to be experienced to be believed and are really quite special. On my first evening drive we saw a cheetah and again the next...

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5Thank Caroline V
San Francisco
Reviewed 22 May 2012

I visited Gorongosa in June 2011 with a small group of six people. We came expecting a bit more game, but were not disappointed with the amazing number of birds we spotted in seven days and the numerous terrain changes experienced on a typical safari day from marshy areas to palm and fever forests to magnificent grasslands and flood plains....

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2Thank aumkathleen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2011

I stayed at Explore Gorongosa for 3 nights and was really impressed at the sheer beauty of the area and at how eco-friendly the camp is. These guys really understand that to have a great bush experience does not mean gold taps and huge cement buildings. Not only did I have a great time but I was always aware that...

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2Thank SimonEspley
Annapolis, MD
Reviewed 17 October 2011

We agree with all of the other excellent reviews. Visiting Gorongosa is a special experience because of its history. But it is more---you are truly out there in the wild, with no electricity, and in a gorgeous bush setting. You see wildlife that you don't see elsewhere (sable), incredible birds (we became bird nerds), huge crocs, cool lions , tons...

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“All the tents are set apart, and none overlook each other so there are no "best" options”
 of 5 bubbles fmagh, 4 Oct 2012 | Read review
“travel light. You really do not need too much. Bathroom toiletries like shower gel, shampoo etc are all provided. Bring a fleece for cool mornings and evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles 542carolinev, 29 Jun 2012 | Read review
“I had a tent close to the river and loved hearing the hippos at night.”
 of 5 bubbles aumkathleen, 22 May 2012 | Read review
“All the tents are private - but pick the ones furthest from anybody else!”
 of 5 bubbles SimonEspley, 12 Dec 2011 | Read review
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