The Explore Gorongosa experience is hosted from an exclusive seasonal tented bush camp - known to the inner circle as Explorers, or just "Our Camp" - situated in a beautiful private operational area within the Gorongosa National Park. They can also take you out for a night or two at their light wilderness fly-camps, the Gorongosa Sky Beds, which they set up at a few stunning sites in and around the Park such as at the Murombodzi waterfalls and on top of Mount Gorongosa.
Whichever way you end up spending the night, you are of course looked after in the wide-open embrace of their great team of Mozambican camp hands, with suitable reinforcements provided by their camp host and their professional safari guide.
Explorers Camp - Featuring a handful of spacious and quirky tented suites, Explorers is not your average bush camp. Explorers is a simple place, a gentle haven of peace and space; a place based on our keep-it-supremely-friendly-and-simple recipe.
Each suite has an alfresco 'en tent' bathroom comprising an eco-innovative waterless loo and a fantastic wash-in-the-wild shower designed to give you privacy and a feeling of freedom all at the same time. Enormous king-size doubles or extra-length twin single beds are available with snug down duvets and cotton linen and towels of highest quality.
The eating, chillaxing and social area of the camp features an open-air library and lounge, as well as a spacious canvas mess tent for general...er...mess, when the weather is not too friendly. Dining takes place pretty much anywhere it is requested with the focus on excellent taste and even better company. If one wishes to get away from the high energy pursuits of lounging, dining, sleeping or abluting, there are hammocks to swing in, trees to climb, and a campfire to muse over... all in all, Explorers is an experience within an experience. And that’s the way we intend to keep it.
Gorongosa Sky Beds - If you have the time and inclination, three, four, seven (!) nights at the camp works quite well with a night or two out and about using a light fly-camp sited on secret big-tree-covered spots around their exclusive operating area within the Park and elsewhere in the region. This fly-camp - the Gorongosa Sky Beds - is set up in keeping with the pioneering camps of old, providing very light yet comfortable temporary accommodation whilst the camp’s inhabitants busy themselves messing about in the bush. The basics of great food, cold drinks and hot showers are taken care of by the excellent team.
The "rooms" are actually simple mosquito-gauze bow tents housing a snug bed complete with down duvet and cotton linen. The ablutions are a shared hot bucket shower and a waterless eco-loo, and the dining and lounge area comprises a campfire with some comfy stools scattered around it... But as quickly as you can say paradise, you're lying in bed in the middle of a sweeping floodplain, under a canopy of stars, with only a thin layer of gauze and canvas between you and... well, heaven really.
When camping on the summit of the Gorongosa Mountain, the Gorongosa Sky Beds are tailored to suit wet weather through the application of a light trekking bow tent. (It is advised if you are planning on climbing Mount Gorongosa, to bring wet weather gear... it is a rain-forest after all!)