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Clive Stockil is the founding father of Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. Born in the area, he qualified as a Zimbabwean Professional Guide in 1973. Clive’s passion for the African bush began as a child, when he often sought out adventures in the wilderness with his Shangaan friends. He is universally renowned as an authority on the lowveld communities and their wildlife and continues to build on his vast knowledge.

Clive believes community-led conservation is vital for the survival of African wildlife and has been at the forefront of this movement for four decades. He is a board member of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority as well as the recipient of numerous national and international awards including The Order of Merit for Conservation by the French Government in 2011 and the inaugural Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa in 2013.