Jaw Dropping Views & Superb Guiding


Facilities & services

  • 15 chalets
  • Main lodge: swimming pool, lounge, library, dining area, and bar


  • Overnight stays in the lodge's tented camp in Gonarezhou
  • Hikes to Chivilia Falls or Mahenye Island
  • Cultural visits and birdwatching

Suspended on the red sandstone cliffs of Chilo Gorge carved out by the Save River and just outside Gonarezhou’s north-eastern boundaries, this safari lodge is the best in the region and run by the award-winning conservationist pioneer, Clive Stockil.

The main lodge commands phenomenal views over the gorge and river, as do many of the private chalets, and is an authentic structure made from timber, stone and a thick thatch roof for keeping the place cool during the day. The lodge underwent a refurbishment in 2012, and all the chalets are comfortable, decorated in the local Shangaan style, and with en-suite bathrooms.

The activities here at Chilo are superb. After all Clive did win the 2013 Tusk Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservationism, and his team of guides and trackers are world-class with an unparalleled knowledge of the area.

Apart from the daily game drives and animal tracking, guided walks, trips to the Chilojo Cliffs, waterfalls and local towns, Chilo can also arrange nights in a special mobile tented camp in the park for you.

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