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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Gonarezhou National Park


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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is the essence of the Gonarezhou National Park, the 2nd largest National Park in Zimbabwe, cutting a swathe of sandstone cliffs, scrub and baobab trees along the country’s south-eastern border with Mozambique.

Largely undiscovered by the outside world, this striking land is one of the last great pristine wildernesses in Africa and takes in a huge diversity of habitats. Lions, cheetah, wild dogs, hyena, buffalo, hippo and giraffe can all be seen within the boundaries of Gonarezhou, but this country is known, first and foremost, as the Land of the Elephant. These massive, intelligent creatures are called nzhou in Shona, and give their name to the National Park where they number in their thousands.

A panorama of birdlife gathers at Tembahata and Machanu Water Pans, a flying, wading tumult of colour, while the wonders of Chilojo Cliffs and Chivilila Falls reveal the glories of the unique landscape.

There is a wide range of safari activities available to suit every guest, whether it is exhilarating game drives through the Park, walking safaris, or a day spent birdwatching. One that is for sure, sleep will come easy after a day’s safari here, and when you wake it will be there waiting for you, all over again.

The luxury en-suite rooms all have a private balcony and seating area commanding superior views, offering a serene space to unwind after a lively day.

In addition, one option for families is the 2 luxury rooms with an extended interconnecting balcony, which provides easy private access between the rooms for everyone.

For when you’re looking to spend time with other guests, the main lodge has everything you need - a shaded swimming pool, a sumptuous lounge, a library, a bar and dining room, all surrounded by beautifully tended gardens. Even here, the great African wilderness is never far away. You can watch the local elephants, hippos and crocodiles cooling off in the waters of the river from the viewing deck.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 May 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 467 USD 588 ZAR 9,567 EUR 513 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 31 December 2020 GBP 359 USD 452 ZAR 7,354 EUR 395 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; beverages; tea/coffee; 2 half day (or one full day) safari activities per day; and a laundry service are included.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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General Information For Guests

All of the rooms are en-suite with a spacious shower and separate W/C. They also have a mini bar, in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and a private balcony and seating area with views over the Save River and Gonarezhou National Park.

The main area has inside and outside dining areas, an upstairs viewing area, lounge area, library, curio shop, swimming pool and a bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Activities that are available include game drives and walking safaris in Gonarezhou National Park (half day or full day), excellent bird watching, sundowners on the Save River and cultural excursions to a nearby village.

Full/half day excursions to the Chilojo Cliffs, Tembwehata Water Pan and Chivilila Falls can also be arranged.

Excursions to the Chilojo Cliffs are only available in the dry season - April to November with the top of the Chilojo Cliffs normally only accessible between June/July to November when the Runde River is fordable.

For those with a penchant for something a bit more active, the 3 km walking trail from the lodge to the beautiful Chivilia Falls is a great way to start or end your day. Trekking through a rugged landscape will lead you to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. As the water cascades over age-old rocks, take in the sights and satisfy your thirst with some well deserved refreshments.

A laundry service is included.

Credit cards are accepted.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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