First constructed in the 1940s, when the Gorongosa National Park attracted worldwide visitors, Chitengo Safari Camp was frequented by Hollywood greats such as John Wayne, Gregory Peck and Joan Crawford.
After the civil war broke out in 1977, the camp was closed, but reopened again in 1995 as part of the project to resore Gorongosa to its former wildlife glory.
This public camp has been reconstructed and restored, and the old charm has been revived.
Trained guides can take you on early morning or sunset game drives in specially adapted Land Cruisers, with raised safari seats. The network of game roads traverse various ecosystems including miombo forest and lowland savanna. You can also self-drive in the Park, but for guests choosing this option, a 4WD is recommended. Please note however that during the rainy season (December to March) the safari road network is closed due to flooding.
Other activities include trips to Mount Gorongosa, community visits and birding walks. You can also assist the forestry team in planting trees. There are also 2 swimming pools at the camp.
Chitengo Safari Camp offers 18 thatched en-suite Cabana or Garden Rooms, with a choice of twin or kingsized beds. All the bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets and air-conditioning.
The bar and restaurant at the camp offers authentic Mozambique food, served buffet-style and a la carte.
There is also a camping facility, which includes a grill area, firepit, and shared bathroom facilities.
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Breakfast is included. PLEASE NOTE: The daily conservation fees are NOT included, these are payable directly to the camp on arrival - rates on request.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.