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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Our luxury chalets are largely inspired by nature, but with a designer's passion for elegance, simplicity and bespoke touches. Locally crafted intricate reed weaving, individually carved jacaranda headboards, luxurious cotton bedding and a mini bar have all been carefully chosen for your comfort and enjoyment. Each chalet has its own private balcony offering spectacular views and the opportunity for you to relax, watching the multitude of river visitors, including our resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos. The self-catering camp Nhambo provides guests with the option to be more independent whilst taking advantage of comfortable accommodation, panoramic views and access to the expertise, game drives and activities that we offer. Nhambo comprises four twin/double lodges, each sleeping 2 people. Each lodge has an en-suite bathroom (with shower and bath) and its own, private balcony. The lodges share an outside kitchen with covered dining and barbeque area. There is also a plunge pool. For larger groups of friends and family, you may take all 4 lodges and enjoy the camp on an exclusive basis. The Family Lodge is spacious and private (with its own kitchen, garden and two bathrooms). It sleeps up to 6 people.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Private balcony
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Electric kettle
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
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Chiredzi Zimbabwe
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
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5starbug23 wrote a review Jan 2024
Harare, Zimbabwe28 contributions6 helpful votes
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Gonerezhou bas been on our bucket list for a while and the wildlife did not disappoint. We saw so much game, had a few cheeky Ellie encounters but it really was so amazing even though the bush was thick in the rains. We still saw so much!! Would be a tourists game viewing dream!!! Staff were all so friendly and welcoming. We felt the actual lodge could do with an upgrade somehow. The chalets are stuffy and airless, perhaps a revamp of some sort could help. Generally the lodge is looking a bit dated but overall a great experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Winter is best to visit as rooms are very hot and stuffy in summer.
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msiskind wrote a review Sept 2023
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My family consisting of myself, my wife and my 18 year old daughter visited Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe on a 7 night trip organized by Chilo Gorge Lodge. We spent two nights at the lodge and 5 nights camping in the park, three nights at Mahove, and two nights at Chivilila. It was a wonderful experience. Chilo Gorge Lodge is incredibly beautiful, situated in a stunning location at the top of a bluff overlooking the Save River on the park's border. The Lodge chalet's are extremely spacious, with beautiful views overlooking the gorge and river. The food and service at the lodge were excellent. The atmosphere at the lodge was relaxed and unpretentious. The manager Dave, and our very knowledgable guide Thomas went out of their way to be accommodating to our interests. Our time in the park and our five nights camping were unique experiences that we remember forever. Essentially we had our own private safari in Gonarezhou, the second largest national park in Zimbabwe, with its wild and varied landscapes. Gonarezhou is known as a stronghold for wild dogs and we were fortunate to have multiple extended sightings of them. Our scenic campsites were set up and managed by a very hard working and gracious staff from Chilo Gorge Lodge and Zim parks. For those looking for an intimate yet comfortable trip into the African wilderness a Gonarezhou adventure organized by Chilo Gorge Lodge is the perfect answer.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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kimmkirsten wrote a review Sept 2023
Canberra, Australia12 contributions
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Fantastic five star experience at Chilo Gorge - set menu sunset dinner was just fantastic on the deck, thoughtful surprise birthday cake for my dad’s 80th and an awesome game drive with the fabulous guide Dumi - highly recommended lodge (we did self catering cottage) - we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Can stay in hotel or do self catering cottages. Highly recommend a guided safari with 1 of their...
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Thoko D wrote a review Aug 2023
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My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Chilo Gorge and it was the best experience ever. From the lodge ambience to the top notch customer service from every staff member. Special mention to Kuda and Lloyd. You good at what you do
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Charlotte P wrote a review Jul 2023
Godalming, United Kingdom54 contributions40 helpful votes
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Wonderful stay at Chilo Gorge - stunning location, really well looked after by Dave and Lorene and the team. Great drives with Dumi who kept us safe from rowdy elephants and gave us some great sightings of wild dogs and elephant and buffalo as well as plains game and birds. Lovely hearty food and great wine selection for all inclusive. We stayed in rooms but also had a night in the self catering cottage which is charming. Had excellent service from Felix and Lawrence especially but all the staff. Local chilli sauce was also an experience! If you want to stay in Gonarezhou and have a lodge experience for a sensible price it’s got to be the place you go
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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N3 Aviation wrote a review Jul 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa66 contributions9 helpful votes
The location and setting of Chilo Lodge high over the banks of the Save river is absolutely fantastic. We had stunning views from our chalet as well as the lodge's main area. Service is spot on and very professional. We enjoyed awesome game drives into Gonarezhou with great sightings. The scenery of the area is hard to beat. It's definitely a gem off the beaten track.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: A bucket list place for everyone who loved wildlife and nature.
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SML wrote a review Jun 2023
Canberra, Australia13 contributions9 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed in the self-catering area of Chilo, which was great. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean with a great view out over the Save River. The kitchen/seating area for self catering is spread over two levels and is kept immaculately clean and well organised by staff. The safaris on offer are great and we very much recommended the full-day tour to the cliffs at Chilo Gorge in the Gonarezhou National Park - it’s outstanding and we saw so much game! The visit to a local village is also very well worthwhile. The safari staff and all others are very knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to spend time with. This area of Zimbabwe is perhaps less travelled than other more frequented safari destinations, but so worth a visit. We highly recommend Chilo and will return.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Just go, you will not regret it!
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manfred p wrote a review May 2023
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the location of this lodge is fantastic! Food ok, service good. Rooms need to be refurbished, the Ivory Trail was not what is offered. Less walking, more driving. No tracker for the guide - means the little walking only in open, hot ground. All in all far to expensive and totally overpriced.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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atravelynn wrote a review Jan 2023
Cudahy, Wisconsin919 contributions35 helpful votes
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The phrase "so much to explore" of course that applies to the park, Gonarezhou, but also to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. There are beautiful views of the Runde River from the chalets. On the extensive pathways you may find hornbills or lizards. The dining area also provides river views where elephants may cross or hippos may lounge. The trees around the dining area are alive with birds such as the Mocking Mountain Chat. Great food and very friendly staff! Very comfortable rooms. This was a productive area of the park for us in our week long stay in Gonarezhou. You could spend hours wandering the walkways with binoculars and camera.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If it rains be careful on the stone walking paths because they get slippery.
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Rafeym1 wrote a review Oct 2022
Hartfield, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
It's hard to put into words how exceptional this place is. A beautiful secret surrounded by a humbling natural beauty that you will never forget. You will never regret discovering this jewel of a place and will want to return before you have even left. You are more than well looked after with superb staff, expert world class guides, stunning rooms and delicious food and drink. Go, just go!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are superb. We stayed in "Hornbill" which was beyond beautiful.
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge offers airport transportation 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.