Gorongosa was one of the flagship game reserve but it did take a battering during the civil war years. Now the Carr Foundation and the Mozambique government are in the process of restoring Gorongosa to its former glory. Gorongosa has all the various wildlife, including the large grazers (wildebeest, buffalo etc. ) as well as lion, elephant and a huge variety of antelope. The birding in Gorongosa is second to none – especially trips up Mount Gorongosa. If you are a birder - Gorongosa is a must.