If you’re anywhere near a television on this month (September) and have booked yourself some holiday accommodation in Mozambique for the near future, then you absolutely must watch Gorongosa: Rebirth of Paradise on PBS, a new six-part series on the national park and why the population of wild lions is struggling to grow.
The series features cameraman Bob Poole, who spent two years living in the national park alongside conservationists and scientists as part of plans to help re-wild the region by tracking lions, monitoring the behaviour of elephants and studying crocodiles.
The first episode focuses on lions and why the population isn’t growing as quickly as it should, strange because ten years of restoration efforts have now been sunk into the park and there is lots for the lions to eat.
From there, the series moves on to look into elephant behaviour, while the third episode concentrates on how the keepers of the park step in to help when animals are wounded.
The series ends on October 6th (so there’s plenty of time for you to catch up if you’ve missed a few episodes), with the last showing featuring Mr Poole coming back to Gorongosa to continue his search for a pride of cubs that somehow went missing.
If you’ve already booked yourself a holiday to Mozambique, this series will no doubt whet your appetite for your trip away. And if you’re wondering where next to go and visit, it’s sure to inspire you to come to this beautiful part of the world. You’ll have a wonderful time!