Fodor's Expert Review Explore Gorongosa, Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park, Beira, Sofala, Mozambique Fodor's Choice

This very rustic tented camp on the banks of the Mussicadzi River deep in the wilderness is not for the fainthearted, but it provides an extraordinary, close-to-nature experience. You are surrounded by wild Africa, so if you're scared of things that go bump in the night, creepy crawlies, or animals roaring nearby, opt for Girassol Lodge. Four well-spaced eco-friendly, roomy tents are equipped with solar powered lights, torches, a desk, and a bathroom under the stars with a bucket shower. Food is basic but tasty and the cook even manages to provide afternoon tea with cake. Guided walks are a highlight with super-knowledgeable and patient guides.

PROS

  • you'll be hard pressed to find a more authentic African wilderness experience
  • you'll be hard pressed to find a more authentic African wilderness experience

CONS

  • pricey for what amounts to a camping experience
  • but worth it
  • pricey for what amounts to a camping experience, but worth it

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Intimate
Remote
Basic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 258-82–308–2252

HOTEL DETAILS

6 tents
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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