Formerly known as Chitengo Camp.
Girassol Gorongosa Lodge & Safari is the main camping and accommodation area in Gorongosa National Park, the flagship National Park of Mozambique. The Park covers an area of 4 000 km2 and is home to a rich diversity of landscapes and wildlife.
The original camp was built in 1941 but sadly most of the infrastructure was destroyed during the civil war. Restoration has taken place since 2004 and the Lodge now features a variety of bungalows, villas and camp sites to cater for all accommodation needs. There is also a conference centre that can accommodate up to 140 delegates and a Restaurant serving both international and traditional Mozambican cuisine.
Guests can choose from 18 standard bungalows, 12 premium bungalows, a total of 12 double rooms, 2 two-room villas and one two-room Premium Villa, all equipped with mosquito netting, en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a safe. The rooms are located at a quiet and cosy area. The camp sites have also been upgraded with new ablutions (with hot showers), grill and an outdoor covered lounge area.
Game drives can be booked with the Lodge along with other popular activities such as the Village tour to Vinho community and a trip to Mount Gorongosa and the Morumbodzi waterfalls. Other highlights include Casa dos Leões (House of Lions), the “Miradouro dos Hipopótamos” (Hippos terrace), Chiringomas limestone cliffs, Urema lake and the northwest flood plains.
What is Special?
A visit to Mount Gorongosa is a must for all nature lovers. The day trip of approximately six hours includes a scenic drive to the mountain and then walking to the spectacular Morumbodzi waterfalls. Here you can swim, relax and enjoy one of Gorongosa's most beautiful spots.
Although the Girassol Gorongosa Lodge & Safari is opened from April to December, the best time to visit for safaris is in the dry season, between April and November. The rainy season in Mozambique is from December to March and the Park is closed during these months.
The nearest airport is currently Beira Airport. Road transfers can be arranged, duration approximately 3.5 hours.
Girassol Gorongosa Lodge & Safari Facilities
Game Reserve, Bar, Restaurant, Safari Activities, Air Conditioning, Pool, Conference Centre
Girassol Gorongosa Lodge & Safari Slideshow
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