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Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Chilo Gorge was absolutely amazing. Very relaxing environment, gives you that real African feel, so much scenery around. Fun activities too. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Special mention to Tor and Lionel. Rooms are lovely and clean. Would love to go again.

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chypo, Thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you at Chilo again soon. Kind regards, The Chilo Team

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Our stay at Chilo in December 2016 was very special. We went for three nights, but ended up extending our stay because we loved it so much! The lodge is beautiful - set high above the Save River, looking into the Gonarezhou National Park. The individual cottages are spread discreetly throughout the grounds, so you have a good level of...

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Cully, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Chilo is situated in one of the most unique locations of Zimbabwe directly on the edge of the Gonarezhou national park. Home to over 8000 elephants! Wildlife is abundant and sitting on the deck of this luxury lodge you're able to see the wildlife come to drink directly at the river just below. Increible way to wake up, enjoy breakfast,...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Nick. It was our pleasure to host you at Chilo! We look forward to seeing you back at Chilo again one day soon... Kind regards, The Chilo Team

HARARE
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My very first visit to Chilo with a group of friends. We flew in from Harare , which I recommend as it is a six hour drive from Harare! Chilo is not rustic ....It's a hotel built with much thought given to the enviroment - it appears only as you arrive and disappears into its surrounds. Built on a hill...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Thank you for your review, it was our pleasure to host you and your friends. We look forward to hosting you again soon for a longer visit. Many thanks, The Chilo Team

Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The magic of Chilo Gorge lies not only in its remote bush location, but the fact that it is operated by the most avid and respected conservationists in the region - arguably in the whole of Zimbabwe. The splendour of the sprawling gardens and thatched lodge, perched atop a cliff overlooking the Save River is breathtaking. As is the view...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed at Chilo Gorge for 4 nights in December 2016 and absolutely loved every minute there! The view from the lodge and our room was stunning! The staff were unbelievable and really bent over backwards to help us out and accommodate our every need! Our guide Thomas was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the bush. We thought the...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you at Chilo again soon. Kind regards, The Chilo Team

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

4 nights in a little paradise. No need to pay the earth to experience a piece of earth that deserves to be visited. Everything from the arrival at the gate to the last goodbye speaks of the wonder of the African bush. Trips into the park the highlight and Thomas who was our guide deserves a special mention here. Over...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clint, Thank you for your feedback, it was our pleasure to host you both at Chilo. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Kind regards, The Chilo Team

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Driving for a few hours through the hot, barren landscape from Zaka to Chiredzi got me dreading the next couple of days I would be spending in the lowveld, but then we arrived at Chilo - an oasis of green, lush lawns, awesome hospitality, incredible views & a HUGE herd of elephants drinking from the river! Despite the high temps...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michele, Thank you for your feedback! It was our pleasure to host you and look forward to having you back for a longer stay next time. Kind regards, The Chilo Team

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Chilo Gorge is truly a special place in a country full of special places! We had a wonderful stay here over a few days in early October. The lodge is beautifully designed and the location is spectacular, perched on a cliff overlooking the Save River, which allows you to do some pretty excellent wildlife viewing from the deck of the...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It was our pleasure to host you and share the pristine wilderness we are so lucky to inhabit with you... Look forward to seeing you at Chilo again soon! Kind regards, The Chilo Team

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have had a few wonderful holidays at Chilo and have so many happy memories from them. It is one of our best places to visit in Zimbabwe. First of all it is affordable unlike many other luxury lodges in Zimbabwe. As long as it stays this way we will keep coming back! Thank you to their booking agent for...

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ChiloGorgeTeam, Manager at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Roslyn, It was our pleasure to host you and your family at Chilo. Feedback from our returning guests is greatly appreciated to ensure that we maintain the high standard you have come to expect. We look forward to seeing you again soon... Take care, The Chilo Team

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Twin/KingOur beautiful Luxury King/Twin Lodges 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 Lodge 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.Nhambo Self CateringOur 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 double lodges share a kitchen, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Address: Next to Gonarezhou National Park, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Masvingo Province > Chiredzi
Price Range: $489 - $733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room with a view of the river. You also get a breeze which is important as it gets quite hot.”
846izzyk, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hornbill number 5 has best view”
  • View from deck upstream
  • View from Hornbill room
zimnic81, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on far left & right have a better view of the river”
  • The river gorge from the dining deck - right hand side
  • River gorge view to the left
michelebragge, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have views, a wonderful bush surround and privacy. They are quite dark but give relief from the harsh light of the bush outside”
fionat895, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“"Hawk" has wonderful views, as do all the other suites - and real closeness to the birds and animals which throng the whole area.”
K2254TCsebastianr, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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