Chilo Gorge is a luxury safari lodge on the edge of the stunning wilderness of Gonarezhou National Park, in South-East Zimbabwe. Guests are offered access to the pristine wilderness of Gonarezhou, with the authentic animal interaction that goes with a park which is rarely visited. Gonarezhou is a gem amongst African parks, and offers experienced safari travellers and increasingly rare ability to explore untouched Africa. In addition, through the work of Chilo director, Clive Stockil, there is a very powerful community and conservation story which is at the centre of how the lodge operates.
Chilo Gorge Tented Camp is a semi-luxury seasonal tented camp on the banks of the Runde River. This is an ‘old Africa’ camping experience, with a good standard of comfort, and a great place from which to explore Gonarezhou by vehicle and on foot.
Ivory Trail Adventure is a mobile fly camping experience, allowing experienced safari travellers the ability to explore remote corners of this large wilderness park at a relaxed pace.
For those who would like to be more independent, Nhambo self catering lodges, 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.
The 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.