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Presentation done to Tour Operators, Travel Agents during the Explore Gorongosa sales season in 2011

Presentation done to Tour Operators, Travel Agents during the Explore Gorongosa sales season in 2011


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  • 1.
  • 2. Who are we?
  • 3. Rob & Jos Janisch are the co-owners, with Greg & Susan Reis, of One Africa which operates Explore Gorongosa in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park
    One Africais a newly established, owner-run safari initiative inspiring unique safari experiences across southern and east Africa
    One Africais a newly established, owner-run safari initiative inspiring unique safari experiences across southern Africa
  • 4. Where are we from?
  • 5. Mozambique, Africa:
    • Situated on the east coast (Indian Ocean) of Southern Africa
    • 6. Borders South Africa & Swaziland in the south, Zimbabwe and Zambia in the centre, Malawi & Tanzania in the north
    • 7. Length of coastline the same as the US west coast!
    • 8. Stable political and economic situation – unusual for Africa
    • 9. Large foreign interests in mining, agriculture, tourism, conservation & social development
  • Mozambique has unfortunately had to endure decades of internal conflict from the late 1960s to the early 1990s - initially a revolutionary struggle for independence from the Portuguese, followed by a much more fractured and bitter civil war triggered by international events in the 1970s and 1980s...
    However, since its free and fair elections of 1994, the country has had numerous other peaceful democratic election processes, with 3 different presidents and a highly-praised social development & upliftment programme emerging of late.
    In terms of African tourism potential, we’d like to think that Mozambique is now at the point where it is one of the most exciting countries to visit... one of the most diverse, safe and interesting African travel destinations around...
  • 10. These days Mozambique is known for its warm tropical coastline & exclusive islands lined with white, sandy beaches...
  • 11. ...its pristine conservation areas including tropical marine reefs, diverse wildlife, and incredible scenery...
  • 12. ...and Mozambique is known for its wonderful people, with a rich cultural history and traditions
  • 13. Gorongosa National Park: Mozambique’s Flagship National Park
  • 14. Gorongosa National Park is situated right in the centre of the country, close to the second city of Beira.
    And is now home to...
    Explore Gorongosa is our private tented camp in the heart of the park
  • 15. Mozambique is now the ultimate African beach-and-bush travel destination...
  • 16. What is happening in Gorongosa National Park & why is everyone talking about it?
  • 17. The Gorongosa Restoration Project
    • Long term park management agreement
    • 18. Huge wildlife restocking program
    • 19. Visionary partnership between Mozambique government & the Carr Foundation
  • So who is Greg Carr?...
    • Developed voice-mail technology in the 1980s
    • 20. Subsequently was involved in a number of social development and human rights projects in the US through his Carr Foundation
    • 21. In 2008, Greg committed 20 years and a large amount of personal finances to developing the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique
  • …and what does the Gorongosa Restoration Project entail?
    • Improving anti-poaching and law-enforcement within the Park
    • 22. Developing a leading scientific and ecological research hub in Mozambique
    • 23. Re-introduction of mega-herbivores (buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, eland, elephant), as well as key predators and other species
    • 24. Improving the quality of life of the people living on the perimeter of the Park to reduce their impact on the fragile ecosystems of Gorongosa
  • sustainable benefits beyond park boundaries
  • 25. …and what publicity is out there currently?
    • National Geographic feature film – Africa’s Lost Eden
    • 26. CBS 60 Minutes
    • 27. New Yorker magazine
    • 28. Outside magazine
  • What is Explore Gorongosa?
  • 29.
    • Unique safari experience in Mozambique
    • 30. Luxury tented eco-lodge
    • 31. Expert guided walks and game drives in an open vehicle (day & night)
    • 32. The first and currently only tourism operator in Gorongosa National Park
    Image: Ant Kaschula
  • 33. intimate unfenced seasonal tented camp hosting no more than 12 guests
  • 34. nature-inspired eco-luxuries
  • 35. spacious, open, airy and comfortable
  • 36. En tent bathrooms – open air, truly authentic
  • 37. outdoor bathrooms
  • 38. each tent is set in a different location
  • 39. locally sourced and crafted furnishings
  • 40. spacious mess tent under large shady pod mahoganies
  • 41. central mess tent area as a meeting point
  • 42. outdoor dining
  • 43. all food ingredients sourced from within a 100km radius from the park
  • 44.
  • 45. chandelier & moon-lit dinners
    side angle of tent + plus chill out hammock
  • 46. side angle of tent + plus chill out hammock
  • 47. Who are you going to meet at Explore Gorongosa?
  • 48. 100% owner run
    rob & jos
    tonga
    cassius
  • 49. personal interaction
  • 50. What experiences will you have at Explore Gorongosa?
  • 51. stunning game drives – and sunsets
  • 52. exclusive walking safaris in unique landscapes
  • 53. guided walks through stunning scenery
  • 54. gorongosa has 54 different recorded ecosystems to explore
  • 55.
  • 56. explore forested limestone gorges
  • 57. brunch in the bush anyone?
  • 58. never ending floodplains packed with game
  • 59.
  • 60. where else in the world do you have an entire national park all to yourself?
  • 61. exploring gorongosa… a life-changing experience
  • 62. What is the wildlife like?
  • 63. Image: Ant Kaschula
  • 64.
  • 65.
  • 66.
  • 67.
  • 68.
  • 69.
  • 70. dickinson’s kestrel
    palmnut vulture
  • 71. black and white (vanga) flycatcher
  • 72. narina trogon
    yellow-billed storks
  • 73.
  • 74. Image: Ant Kaschula
  • 75. What else can we add to the itinerary?
  • 76. Mount Gorongosa
    • stand-alone massif situated at the southern-most point of the Great African Rift Valley: 1860m to peak (6100ft)
    • 77. last remaining montane rain forest in Southern Africa
    • 78. water catchment for the entire central Mozambique
    • 79. fragile environment rapidly diminishing due to slash-and-burn agricultural practises and illegal logging on the slopes
  • cascading waterfalls
  • 80. towering canopy forest
  • 81. one of the last remaining rainforests in southern africa
  • 82. Incredible, ever-changing scenery
  • 83. open altiplano heather on the summit
  • 84. Wilderness Fly Camping
    • walk in and walkout of a wilderness fly camping
    • 85. just you and the bush
    • 86. simple and authentic
    • 87. different spots depending on where the game is
  • Access & connections?
  • 88.
  • 89. exclusive operational area
    25mins game-drive
  • 90. Access Options
    Direct flights into Gorongosa (CFA Charters) :
    • Gorongosa National Park – Bazaruto Island
    • 91. Mondays & Fridays
    • 92. $390 per person one way
    • 93. Private charters available from most regional and domestic lodges
    Direct international flights into Beira:
    • Johannesburg – Beira (Airlink)
    • 94. Daily
    • 95. Road transfers available to the Park from Beira (3.5hrs)
    Direct international flights into Vilanculos:
    • Johannesburg – Vilanculos (Pelican Air)
    • 96. Daily
    Direct regional flights into Beira:
    • Maputo – Beira (LAM)
    • 97. Nampula – Beira (LAM)
    • 98. Pemba – Beira (LAM)
    • 99. Self drive to Gorongosa possible
  • 2011 Specials
    Family Special
    Parents pay full rates, 1st child pays 75%, 2nd child pays 50%, 3rd child pays 75%, 4th child pays 50%.
    If any child or adult wishes to have a single tent, the usual 50% single supplement applies.
    Minimum of 5 nights required. Valid from 1st April – 14th July, 1st September – 30th November
    This special cannot be used in conjunction with the free night special.
    1 free night
    Book 5 or more nights, get one free. Valid from 1st April – 14th July, 1st September – 30th November
  • 100. Summary
    • Max 12 pax sharing
    • 101. En suite tents
    • 102. Real authentic bush camp
    • 103. Recommended number of nights: 4-7 nights
    • 104. Good game viewing & birding
    • 105. Great conservation story
    • 106. Rates: $352 per person sharing nett
    • 107. Good to link with islands in Mozambique
  • Explore Gorongosa
    a unique mozambique safari experience
    www.exploregorongosa.com