Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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The ultimate luxury at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Drawing on nature’s beauty and innate wisdom, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is an ingenious blend of rustic ethnic design and elegant luxury, offering a premier Zimbabwe safari in the famous Gonarezhou National Park. Choose this five-star cliff-top setting where incredible game viewing is the main attraction for your dream tour to Zimbabwe on the African continent.

Voyage2Africa loves the way each chalet at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has been created with hand-carved wooden accessories, woven reeds, and wooden decks with magnificent views over the varying river landscapes. Quality fabrics, minibars, en suite showers and impressive luxury mod cons make for an accommodation experience up there with the top lodges in Botswanan and Kenya.

Watch hippos and elephants busy in the river all day from your lodge chalet or choose the exclusive use self-catering camp called Nhambo if you want to be alone with your private group on safari. Here, four double chalets for 8 people in total offer en suite showers and baths, private decks and a communal kitchen with a covered dining and barbeque area and a plunge pool nearby to cool off in the heat of the day. 

Finally, the Family Lodge is just that, a vast space for families who want to treat their children to a safari in the true Zimbabwe wilderness – a private kitchen, garden and beds for 6 make this a wonderful option for your next holiday at Gonarezhou. 

Did you know that Gonerzhou is so breath-taking that most of your time will be spent game driving, marvelling at the sensory explosion that hits you every hour of every day – it is more than 5 000 square km of huge sandstone cliffs, stately baobab trees and scrubby open plains. It is remote and hardly touched by tourism so get there if you love an authentic solitary safari in an untouched wilderness. 

Zimbabwe is known as the Land of the Elephant and the Shona word for elephant is Nzhou, hence the name of the second largest park in Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou. Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is quite the best place to stay if you like a few comforts plus an ethical focus on fauna and flora and friendly genuine hospitality. Your ranger will help you find leopards, Roan antelope, jackals and buffalo. 

Take drives across the Save River into the vastness of Gonarezhou to find the Chilojo Cliffs, water points, incredible wildlife, and ever-changing vegetation – this refuge offers something for everyone! It feels like coming home and the cherry on the top is the wonderful partnership with local communities to develop Chilo Gorge into what it is today, a world-class travel destination in the heart of Zimbabwe. 



Welcome to a powerful story about conservation and community development in the breathtaking national park of Gonarezhou where the jewel of a safari lodge, Chilo Gorge, is a top-end accommodation venue for your adventure travels.

Find Chilo Gorge on a river with the best views imaginable of the undulating scrubby plains and baobab trees typical of this part of Zimbabwe, and the red cliffs that loom and create amazing sunsets.

Elegant, thatched chalets offer guests a wonderful retreat after game drives with their private decks, designer interiors, quality linens and large beds with everlasting views – everything is natural, hand created and ethnic, African and real. Welcoming minibars and tea and coffee facilities add to your joy. Awaken to mesmerizing sunrises and sip a freshly brewed coffee as you get ready to go game driving all morning to find herds of elephants in this Land of the Elephants, Roan antelope, buffalo and the big cats too. 

The private Nhambo self-catering lodge features four 2-bedroomed chalets with their combined kitchen and lounge, braai area and deck with a plunge pool, each chalet completely private and serene – ideal for a group that likes its own space in the wilds of Gonarezhou. Voyage2Africa is keen to organise your tour to Zimbabwe’s world-class Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge as part of a combo journey to Kariba and Hwange. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

From $467



  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Natural History Tours
  • 2.5km hiking trail from the lodge to the beautiful Chivalila Falls


  • Lodge or tented accommodation
  • All meals
  • All drinks, teas and coffees
  • Laundry
  • 2 half-day (or 1 full day) activity per day

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  • Laundry Service 
  • Mini Bar
  • Bar
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Conference Centre


  • Take a day out to see the dazzling red sandstone Chilojo Cliffs, looming starkly on the banks of the Runde River – enjoy a picnic lunch and a sundowner on the way home.
  • Experience the Tembahata and Machanu water pans for unparalleled bird watching and seeing numerous elephants and buffalo drinking and grazing. 
  • Book a few nights on the Ivory Trail Adventure, an innovative mobile fly camp right in the heart of the wilds, exploring every little corner of Gonarezhou imaginable. 
  • Nhambo self-catering lodge promises private groups an exclusive safari with their own kitchen, dining area and deck plus panoramic views to still the mind. 
  • Make sure to experience the local Shangaan community food, work and cultural village of Mahenye based on the Community Led Conservation model.

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