Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Undiscovered escapism in Zimbabwe

Escape to the elegant Chilo Gorge, situated in the second largest park in Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou National Park. Experience breath-taking views from the lodge, situated high up on the edge of the cliff overlooking the gorge and river below. Otherwise known as The Place of the Elephants, the park is home to around 8,000 of them, in addition to  giraffe, zebras, lions and hyenas, to name a few. Whilst staying at the lodge you can opt to spend a night in the tented camp, accompanied by a professional guide, for an unforgettable experience in this magnificent, pristine wilderness.

  • Tracking game on an unforgettable safari experience
  • Observing hippos and crocodiles from the viewing deck of your lodge
  • Admiring the orange glow of the towering sandstone cliffs
  • Camping under the stars

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

164 Reviews 100% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 145
  • Very Good 16
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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Jan 13, 2019

A little bit of paradise

London, United Kingdom

This place is a must, the road getting there is so bad but worth it once you arrive at Chilo. All the staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food is fabulous. The guides are knowledgeable we had a fantastic couple of days in Gona re Zhou. Thank you to everyone who made our visit so fabulous.
Dec 08, 2018

Paradise in the jungle

Harare Province, Zimbabwe

The staff was just amazing. Had a breakdown on our way and Mtombeni and his colleague (forgive me have forgotten his name), came out to help us. The fear that was gripping all i could think of were the elephants what if they come.. Got to the lodge around 9pm and Misheck was there to welcome us. The room was great over looking the Save river. Went straight to the balcony and could hear some movements and Misheck was certain they were elephants. Had a restful sleep after a 7 hour drive from Harare. In the morning met the kitchen staff which were pleasant and also met Bonani eho was very helpful. The atmosphere is family like loved that about the staff. Had a tour of the village saw nguno cattle, went to the chivilila falls it was drizzling but the view was just amazing and hearing the water thundering; went to chilojo cliffs, it was a well day spent in Gonarezhou park seeing wildlife and the emicable cliffs. Thanks to our guide Tor. We really had a great time doing the activities. Stayed at Nambo and had company of geckos and lil froggies. One of the best holidays i have had being in the jungle so far away from the city hassles. We will definitely be back.
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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Room Types

Luxury Thatched Room

All rooms are en-suite and comfortably furnished in a local Shangaan style. Rooms are equipped with mosquito netting, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included