Chilo Ivory Trail

Chilo Ivory Trail is a mobile camp experience which explores the wilderness areas of Gonarezhou National Park.

Chilo Ivory Trail is an exclusive use fly camp which operates from sister property Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. Each safari is tailor-made and flexible, ranging from two to seven night safaris combining different areas of the remote Gonarezhou National Park. For shorter safaris the key areas to explore tend to be the Chilojo Cliffs and the north-east corner of the park where the Save and Runde Rivers converge, with the south-western area of the park being explored during longer itineraries. It is possible to include a mix of walking and driving, and Chilo Ivory Trails will suit those who really want to get off the grid and explore a truly wild and exclusive wilderness.


Being a mobile camp, accommodation is simple and provided in 10 foot dome tents with a camp bed, bedside table, washstand and solar lantern. Behind each tent is a private…


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…


The minimum recommended age for children is six years, and all children under 12 years must each be accompanied by one adult. On balance though this is unlikely to be a suitable product…

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 Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge)
Open March to December
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Mobile camp
Focus Big game / Photography / Birding / Walking safaris
Children Recommended minimum age 6 years + and under 12 years must share a tent with an adult
Activities Game drives / Guided walks / Birding
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 8
Private Vehicle Options Yes (included)
Off-road Driving No
Number of Rooms 3 fly tents
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Private washstand / Private long drop toilet / Shared bucket showers
Power for charging In vehicles only
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer No
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service No (except in emergencies)
Communication in room Air horn
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks only
Credit Cards
Not accepted