Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is located on the edge of Gonarezhou National Park, a vast area of pristine wilderness in south east Zimbabwe.

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is situated on a high cliff top above the Save River on the northern edge of Gonarezhou National Park, and commands wonderful views down the valley. The lodge offers a lovely base from which to explore the core wilderness area of the park, along the Save and Runde Rivers, an area which offers both prime wildlife viewing and stunning scenery. The lodge has also been closely involved in the regeneration and conservation of the Gonarezhou area, and has long-standing connections with the local community outside the park. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, and makes a great starting point for a safari in Gonarezhou.


Accommodation is provided for around 20 guests in 10 luxury double or twin bedded rooms all with a mosquito net, ceiling fan and plumbed en suite bathrooms comprising of a basin…


Gonarezhou National Park, both beautiful and varied in terms of scenery, is situated on the south-eastern border of Zimbabwe and covers an area of 5000 square kilometres…


Children of all ages are welcome at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, though it is a very remote destination to consider if travelling with young children. For families with older teenage children…

Conservation & community

Chilo Gorge Lodge founder and director Clive Stockil has won numerous awards for his pioneering approach and commitment to community led conservation. The first CAMPFIRE programme…

Location Gonarezhou National Park
Access Private charter flight / Shared charter to Mahenye Airstrip on Mondays and Thursdays from April to October only (plus 10 mins drive to camp)
Open All year
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Safari Lodge
Focus Big game / Photography / Birding / Walking safaris / Scenery
Children All ages
Activities Game drives / Guided walks / Cultural excursions / Birding
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 10
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 10
Family Accommodation Two chalets connected by a wodden walkway
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Mains electricity
Hairdryer Yes
Heating/Cooling Ceiling fan
Room Safe Yes
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi In central area
Mobile Reception Yes
Swimming Communal
Wellness No
Dining Style Individual
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards Not accepted