Goodbye five star frills, hello unforgettable wilderness experience - communing with nature, chewing the fat around camp fires, sleeping under the stars, night game drives, canoeing along rivers, lunching at the edge of waterfalls, village visits, simple food served up by a fantastic team of local camp hands...Authentic Africa! The Explorers Camp host and professional safari guide made me feel safe and instantly at home. Thankfully too, as in order to fully experience the natural wonders of this highly diverse National Park, I'd booked for four nights ('base camp' being essentially four spacious tented suites with eco-waterless loo, duvets, quality linen and towels, outdoor shower, mess tent and hammocks!).
There followed two more days utilising light fly camps in breathtaking locations - like on top of Mount Gorongosa itself! Perched atop my raised bed, only a mosquito net between me and the nocturnal world, I fell asleep smiling under a ceiling of stars.