Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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154 Reviews
Guide Price £1,499 per person
Based on 10 December 18, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Luxury Thatched Room (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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
Location Highlights

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

154 Reviews 100% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 136
  • Very Good 15
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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Jul 29, 2018

The best place to be at Gonarezhou


My first visit to Gonarezhou national park and I could not have stayed at a better place than Chilo George Safari Lodge. The 11 nights I was there, was really too short!! This place is stunning if not inspirational, not just for its magnificent location with sweeping views of the Gorge, the Save river and the Gonarezhou national park, but everything else that's makes your stay that much special.....the staff, the service and that sense of peace and tranquility. The lodge is built in such a way that all rooms have a great view and are very comfortably appointed. The Lodge also has a camp offering tented accommodation inside the park, that provides guests with a different experience. I happened to be there during the Wine and Wild Dogs weekend and found it very informative, Interactive and enjoyable. It certainly opened my eyes to the plight of the African wild dog, that gets little if any publicity. Those supporting the conservation of this amazing animal, such as Painted Wolf Wines, based in South Africa, do a commendable job promoting awareness and funding research. The Park itself is unlike any other that I have seen in Zimbabwe, it is breathtaking. Its varied landscapes, awe inspiring. A visit to the Chilojo Cliffs and the Chivirira Falls are a must and will leave you lost for words!! Gillian and Richard and the rest of the team, thank you all so very much for your caring and attentive hospitality. A special thanks to Clive and Tor for sharing your amazing knowledge of park and its wild life. What a wonderful experience, what a wonderful place!! I will be back.
Jul 23, 2018

Wine and Wild dogs weekend was stunning

Darwin, Australia

I lucked upon info for this long weekend and booked immediately. Painted Wolf wines from South Africa support the event by giving guests daily talks and tastings while conservation workers, artists, photographers lead guests into their world of wild dogs. It's a beautiful experience to bond with people who share your passion for both the dogs and the wine. And inspiring to hear how human / wildlife co-existence can be achieved with community involvement. Days were spent enjoying Gonarezhou NP and its many stunning features. Look out for their 5th annual weekend in June 2019. I'll be there! The Lodge is attractive and comfortable and staff are excellent.
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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