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Mahenye Village Homestead Experience

Meet Enock. Enock is Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge’s head gardener and looks after the grounds around the lodge. A few years ago, he approached us and asked whether he can invite Chilo’s guests to his home and show his current traditional way of living with his family and tribe. Together, we went on a journey […]

Gonarezhou Safari Game Walk

Zimbabwe is the home of walking safaris and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is no exception. Slow down and feel completely immersed in nature, with the sounds, smells and sensations of the wilderness with you every step of the way. Our guides will show you hidden gems that can only be truly appreciated when you walk […]

Gonarezhou Safari Game Drive

Game Drives are the essence of a safari; sitting in your seat and letting your safari guide explore this wildlife theatre with you, letting it come to life with stories of knowledge and experiences. When driving through this spectacular landscape where you never know what is waiting for you around the next Baobab! With our […]

Palm-Wine Tapping – A cultural experience

Exploring Gonarezhou and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is not just about safari – take some time to get to know our local communities and their ancient tradition. One unique afternoon activity is an educational visit learning all about the tradition of the wine tapping from the Ilala palm and the distribution thereof. Laced in Mahenye […]


With over 400 bird species recorded in Gonarezhou National Park, it is one of Southern Africa’s most sought-after birding destinations to visit. Its three major rivers, the Chilojo Cliffs and the vast water pans in the park are home to a rich variety of birdlife, including kingfishers, hornbills, eagles, and raptors. Such biodiversity points to […]

Chivilila Falls

For those with a penchant for something a bit more active, the 3 km walking trail from the lodge to the beautiful Chivilia Falls is a great way to start or end your day. Trekking through a rugged landscape along elephant paths will lead you to a viewpoint overlooking the falls. As the water cascades […]

Chilo Fly-Camping Experience / Ivory Trail Adventure

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is your gate to exploring Gonarezhou National Park in its wildes and purest form. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with access to a uniquely pristine wilderness and all the authentic experiences it offers. The Chilo Fly-Camping Experience (Ivory Trail Adventure) provides the truly adventurous traveller with the opportunity to […]