If you’ve been following these galleries, you may have found out that’s it not really about birds, not at all… But on the other hand, the exiting wildlife, let’s say the big 5, are also hard to be found in Gorongosa National Park.
Mozambique has been suffering from civil wars during most of the last two or three decades of the 20th century. Because national parks are an easy hiding place for rebels, that’s where they had built camp. And any animal in the neighbourhood soon found out the hard way. What was edible got eaten, what was dangerous got killed and what had teeth or a horn that’s worth money… well, you know the story.
Luckily, today Gorongosa is being rebuilt, little by little, mostly by importing animals from the big parks in South Africa.