What To Do In Gorongosa National Park

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If you’re about to embark on a package holiday in Mozambique, there’s one place you must see before you head home again and that’s Gorongosa National Park, a place that really does have something for everyone.

It can be hard choosing what to see and do, however, so here are a few activities that we consider absolutely essential for those seeing the park for the first time.

Guided game drive at dawn

A Mozambique safari is an absolute must and you’ll certainly regret it if you leave without going on one. Going at dawn means you’ll be able to see the wilderness come to life, with baboons, waterbuck, wading birds, lions and more all waking up with the light.

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A trip to the village of Vinho

You should do your best to really experience what life is like in rural Africa and there’s no better way to do this than paying the village of Vinho a visit. Head across the Punge River to meet local residents, have a walk through the maize fields and learn all about just how important agriculture is to this particular region.

Mount Gorongosa hike

Time to stretch your legs! Hiking around Mount Gorongosa is truly spectacular and there are lots of amazing waterfalls for you to discover. Make your way to Muombodzo Falls which is more than 100m high, you certainly won’t regret it.

You’ll have a wonderful time no matter what you do but these are three of the best activities to consider including on your travel itineraries. Bear them in mind when booking your Mozambique holiday!

Mozambique Ammo Dump To Be Transformed Into Nature Reserve

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If you’ve just booked yourself a stay in beach resorts in Mozambique, you’ll be pleased to hear that an old ammo dump in Malhazine on the outskirts of Maputo is going to be turned into a nature reserve.

According to Travel Pulse, the dump saw an explosion back in 2007 caused by unprotected explosives and rusty missiles, which led to 100 local residents being killed.

The plan for the tip is to transform it into a nature park with a zoo, observation tower, botanical garden and water park, filled to bursting with all sorts of native species like antelope.

First, however, local teams in the area will have to make sure that all mines and other explosives have been safely removed before construction can begin on the 1,500-acre site. The aim in mind is to provide holidaymakers in Mozambique with an alternative to Gorongosa, where they can get a taste of the local wildlife without having to travel too far.

However, you shouldn’t discount Gorongosa based on how far away it is. It’s one of the most magical places to visit in Mozambique. Make sure you go on a safari around the park, where you’ll see all sorts of amazing animals from lions and baboons to waterbuck and wading birds.

Hiking around Mount Gorongosa is also a must for anyone on holiday in Mozambique. Make sure you take your camera so you can capture the wonderful waterfalls on film that can be found in this part of the world.