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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Lynn W wrote a review 8 Apr
Harare, Zimbabwe130 contributions49 helpful votes
Our visit to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge exceeded all our expectation. The hospitality was the very best, for the reception, to the restaurant and bar, and the guiding. We could not have wished for anything more. The trip into the park was guided with expertise and with great awareness of our interests. The park looked fabulous after the rains, and we saw over 130 species of birds and some special mammal sightings. The food was varied and excellent - eaten the most beautiful of settings. Our room had a lovely view - and we heard leopard very nearby at night. Thank you to Clive and Lin and all your lovely staff for a trip we will remember for a long time.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Pam Roberts, Guest Services / Front Office at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Lynn W. Thank you so very much for your comments. The team is delighted that you enjoyed your whole Chilo experience and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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abrazier wrote a review Dec 2020
10 contributions4 helpful votes
This exquisite lodge must be in one of the best locations in Africa but don't go there if you are on a tight budget. Best to go during the dry season (April - October) when you can cross the river causeway and drive into the National Park otherwise you will have to fork out a lot of money for the lodge-organised excursions which while conducted by a team of excellent guides were sadly out of our league price-wise. The self-catering facilities could do with a bit of an upgrade and staff were not as energetic as they could have been. Perhaps the Covid-19 situation has marred morale? A combination of a five-day marathon power-outage and extreme heat turned what was meant to be a dream holiday into a rather subdued experience. The lodge needs to put in a reliable solar power system as Zimbabwe's electricity situation is not going to get any better and trying to survive Save valley temperatures without a fan at night is not a pleasant experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Robert Reid, General Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Dear abrazier, Thank you for your feedback which is important to us. We are sorry to hear that your experience was not what it should have been, and sincerely apologise for this. As you rightly note, the lowveld can be very hot during the rainy season, and much cooler during the April-Oct period. Zesa outages are a frustration for all, and it was very unfortunate that your stay coincided with a prolonged Zesa outage. As and when we can finance a renewable energy solution we will most certainly do so. For guests wanting to be self-sufficient in doing their own activities in Gonarezhou, the best times to visit are between June-Oct when the Save River is normally fordable. Thanks again for your thoughts and feedback, and apologies again that your stay was not the experience you were expecting. We hope you can come back and visit us during the dry winter season, and get a much better sense of what Gonarezhou and Chilo have to offer. Wishing you and your family a merry festive season. Best regards, The Chilo Team
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Claudette C wrote a review Oct 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe17 contributions1 helpful vote
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We spent 5 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, our lodge was very clean and comfortable, the staff were very conscious of social distancing. Laureen on the front desk was excellent very attentive, our guide Thomas was beyond excellent he is such a knowledgeable, obliging man and we enjoyed every minute with him cannot praise them highly enough. We would most definitely go back again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Corrado Trinci wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our stay was just fabulous! Despite the long drive there, it was totally worth it. Nambo is absolutely comfortable with terrific views. The staff are super polite and helpful throughout and I’ve never seen so many animals as I did at the Pans, just across the Save. Lodge dinners were great. We’ll definitely be back. Chilo is simply in a league of its own when compared to so many so called lodge offerings around, and they have made it more than ever accessible to locals! We both fell in love with Chilo!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Room 2 at Nambo had, I think, the best view of the Save river expanse.
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Romeo wrote a review Jan 2020
Harare, Zimbabwe4 contributions1 helpful vote
The location of the Safari Lodge gives it one of the best views of the Save River and Gonarezhou National Park across. The Service is pretty good and the food is brilliant. It is value for money if one is thinking of going there for holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Hi Romeoposh. Thank you so much for your comments. So much appreciated by all of the team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.