Source: Gorongosa National Park Newsletter
The Ministry of Tourism of Mozambique (MITUR) and the Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) are pleased to announce that the Visabeira Group - operator of the Girassol hotels in Mozambique and Angola - has been selected to manage the Tourist Camp of Chitengo - the largest Tourism facility inside Gorongosa National Park.
The camp at Girassol Chitengo currently offers accommodations for 78 guests in cabanas and bungalows, a camping area and a vast network of trails for safaris. The camp also offers a restaurant, swimming pool, gift shop, walking areas and many tourist activities within the Gorongosa National Park. The Park has been recently expanded to include the peaks and rainforests of Mount Gorongosa.
MITUR and the GRP will work with the Visabeira Group to further develop the Park as one of the fastest growing tourist areas within Mozambique.The Visabeira Group will invest $2 million dollars in renovations, new lodging, and tourist facilities in order to help the GRP restore Chitengo and Gorongosa to its historical position as one of Africa's leading National Parks.
The Visabeira Group, SGPS, SA, was created in 1980 and it is today a multinational holding organized in five sub-holdings (Visabeira Global, Visabeira Indústria, Visabeira Turismo, Visabeira Imobiliária and Visabeira Participações Financeiras), with a well known presence in nine countries, trading its products and services in more than fifty nations, all over the world.
The Girassol Chitengo will become part of the Girassol hotels chain portfolio in Mozambique which includes hotels, aparthotels, tourist camps, resorts, catering and restaurants, all devoted to leisure and business tourism.
The Ministry of Tourism of Mozambique and Gorongosa Restoration Project wish to congratulate the Visabeira Group, who pledges to ensure that all projects will adhere to the Park's high ecological standards for protecting the ecosystem and generating local employment, while establishing a sustainable tourism industry.