Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge in the Gonarezhou National Park, a pristine little known wilderness gem in Zimbabwe best suited for experienced safari travellers. Enjoy game drives and walks, and incredible bird watching. There are strong ties between the lodge and the park’s neighbouring local communities. There is also a seasonal tented camp for an ‘old Africa’ camping experience.

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge offers two levels of accommodation – the first is an all-inclusive luxury lodge and the second is a self-catering option at the Nhambo Camp.

The luxury rooms sleep, two guests.  A family room option also available. These rooms are all en-suite with plush, tasteful furnishings, private balcony and sitting area offering incredible views over the gorge.

The self-catering chalets at Nhambo Camp all sleep 2 guests, while the family chalet can accommodate up to 6 people. Each individual lodge is en-suite with its own balcony. There is a shared kitchen, dining area, braai place and plunge pool for guests to utilize.

The communal area at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is an elegant space to relax and spend time with friends, family and other guests. There is a comfortable lounge, library and dining room where meals are served 3 times a day. The lodge also has a shaded swimming pool where guests can cool off and escape the African heat. Gonarezhou National Park is known for its large elephant population and is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which spans across South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – including the Kruger National Park.

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All Inclusive Luxury King/Twin Lodges

Our beautifully appointed, thatched Luxury King/Twin Lodges are largely inspired by nature, but with a designer’s passion for elegance, simplicity and luxurious touches. Locally crafted intricate reed weaving, individually carved jacaranda headboards, luxurious cotton bedding, and a mini bar have all been carefully chosen for your comfort and enjoyment. Each Lodge has its own private balcony offering spectacular sunrises or sunsets and the opportunity for you to relax watching our resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos in the Save river that flows all year, or to observe the diverse number of other river visitors throughout the day.Each lodge also includes a mini-bar, Tea & Coffee facilities, mini-safe, en-suite bathroom with spacious shower and separate w.c., and complimentary toiletries.

Chilo Gorge Tented Camp (at Mahove)

Boasting one of the best locations within Gonarezhou National Park, Chilo Gorge Tented Camp at Mahove offers guests the opportunity of experiencing this pristine wilderness area at close quarters.A semi-luxury seasonal Tented Camp, situated on the banks of the Runde River, offering accommodation in 4 Twin Bedded en suite (shower & flushing toilet) Tents. Meals are taken under the shade of trees, or in a canvas boma in inclement weather.Daily activities include Game Walks with our resident Professional Guide, Game Drives & Birding, to the Chilojo Cliffs and to the nearby water pans.Chilo Gorge Tented Camp is open 1st May to 31st Oct.

Ivory Trail Adventure

Immerse yourself in this truly authentic and thrilling mobile camping experience. The Ivory Trail Adventure provides safari enthusiasts the ability to explore remote corners of this pristine wilderness at their own pace. The exact route and campsites will be tailored to take advantage of seasonal hot spots, and to accommodate your specific requests. And the mix of Game Walks and Game Drives can be tailored before and during the trip to match your requirements.Your camp comprises 2-man dome tents, with enough height to stand-up equipped with a 2 stretcher beds, foam mattress, sheets and blankets/duvet (depending on temp/season). There is a bucket shower, with canvas frame to give privacy, and duckboards underfoot. Each campsite has well-constructed and safe bush loos (long-drops). Enjoy the rustic simplicity of mealtimes under the shade of a gazebo, or under the stars.

Nhambo Self Catering Lodge

For those who would like to be more independent, our self catering lodges, Nhambo, offer practicality as well as spectacular views. Each Lodge sleeps 2 and boasts its own en-suite bathroom and private balcony. There are four of these Lodges, with a shared kitchen, dining area, braai area as well as a plunge pool. Our Family Lodge at Nhambo sleeps up to 6 and is a roomy and private house, with its own kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private garden.All guests at Nhambo are welcome to take meals at Chilo Gorge Luxury Lodge, or take activities with the Chilo Gorge guides, but should request at time of booking.Clients wishing to self-drive in Gonarezhou should note the Save River is normally only fordable between late June / early July and late November / early December.