Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou – Magnificent wilderness experience

As implied by its name, which means “place of the elephants” there are plenty of trunks and tusks patrolling its vast and diverse landscape.  Lower in altitude and hotter than anywhere else in Zimbabwe, Gonarezhou National Park exudes a sense of remoteness.  

We LOVE Gonarezhou for a number of reasons but the main one being the lack of operators and vehicles in this park.  Pristine bush with skittish wildlife who get as much a surprise as you do when you come across them. The thrill leaves goose-bumps!.

The mighty Chilojo Cliffs is a highlight of a trip to this park.  Its bands of yellow and rhubarb-pink sandstone run for kilometres before breaking away into individual stacks towering above the Runde River – making the herds of giant elephant look like specs at the foot of these awe-inspiring cliffs.

Places to Stay in Gonarezhou National Park

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Chilo Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is set high above the Save River in south-eastern Zimbabwe enjoying a magnificent location, overlooking Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe’s second-largest National Park.   Offering 10 luxury all-inclusive lodges and a wide range of activities, including game drives to the iconic Red Sandstone Chilojo Cliffs, guided walks from the lodge to the nearby Chivilia Falls and cultural encounters to the Mahenye Village where guests can experience the local Shangaan way of life.  

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Guests can also venture into the heart of the park to experience a few nights under canvas at Chilo Gorge Tented Camp, an 8 bedded semi-luxury camp situated on the banks of the Runde River, Chilo ensures guests can truly feel part of untamed Africa. The camp provides a wonderful location from which to do game drives and walks and is close to some of the parks best water pans.

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