This National park is located in the Great Rift Valley region of Gorongosa on the foot slopes of Mount Gorongosa (1860m). This park was gazetted as a national park in July 1960 covering an area of 370sq km. The park includes the valley and part of the surrounding tablelands and several rivers that drain from the Gorongosa massif.
It is situated in the districts of Gorongosa, Cheringoma and Muanza approximately 30 km from the EN1 highway, in Sofala province at the southern extremity of the Great Rift Valley.
The park is accessed on the EN1 highway from Maputo and then EN6 from Beira. SA Airlink and LAM, the national airline, fly on a regular basis to Beira and visitors can hire an appropriate vehicle from a reliable firm in this town.
The camp at Chitengo is some 28 km from the highway on a gravel road. The safari roads around the camp can normally be negotiated by strong 4×2 vehicles or 4×4 vehicles during the winter season.