Chilo Gorge Safari
This Safari spends 5 nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, on the edge of the still very remote and under-visited Gonarezhou National Park. Perched high on a cliff overlooking the Save River, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge will be your base for the duration of this safari. Activities include game drives and walks in the national park, as well as visits to the local village. There’s a nature walk around the lodge, and your guides will be only too happy to take you on a stroll to the nearby (about 3km) Chivilila Falls. The lodge also has its own community centre where you’ll be able to learn all about the local Shangaan culture.
For those looking to mix things up a little during your stay at Chilo Gorge, there’s also the opportunity to join a ‘Chilojo Adventurer’ fly-camping trip. This is a 2-night ‘mobile camping’ excursion, deep into the heart of Gonarezhou National Park. The landscapes of Gonarezhou are diverse, and perhaps the most striking feature is the Chilojo Cliffs. About 5 hours’ drive from camp, these huge sandstone masses are particularly impressive at sunrise and sunset, and the view from high on top is immense. Fly-camping allows you to explore these features and much, much more in greater detail. It also gives you the chance to experience a very remote and wild area of southern Zimbabwe, in a very comfortable but very authentic manner. Regardless of whether you spend all five nights at the lodge, or decide to try a spot of fly-camping, you’ll be accompanied on all activities and drives by some really top guides.