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Digital Subscriptions > Travel Africa > January-March 2016 (73) > Go to Gorongosa

Go to Gorongosa

Venturing into forgotten lands is an adventure in itself. Sue Watt returns to this war-scarred, beautiful corner of Mozambique and falls under its spell once again

Experience a rebirth

“I’m a big believer in the spirituality of nature,” American philanthropist Greg Carr conflded to me when we met at Gorongosa National Park, a place that is his passion. “I mean when the deepest part of you connects to a love of nature and the great outdoors.”

It’s impossible not to feel that connection in Gorongosa. I first fell under the spell of this remote wilderness five years ago. The vast floodplains of Lake Urema mesmerised me, as did the famed fever tree forests glowing gold at sunset and the Murombodzi waterfall tumbling dramatically down the slopes of Mount Gorongosa. The canopy of lush rainforest giving way to a canopy of stars entranced me as we camped overnight beneath the summit — a true, wild adventure. Few people have witnessed this beauty in recent years and ever since my first visit I’d been yearning to return. But my dreams had been thwarted by turmoil and conflict in this forgotten region.

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