CHILO IS PREPARING FOR TRAVEL IN 2022 AND BEYOND

Enquiries and rate requests have been coming in regularly! We are happy to announce and distribute Chilo Gorge Safari Lodges and Camps 2022 rates.

The following improvements and changes have been made to the 2022 pricing structure:
  • New mid-season rates for Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge and Chilo Gorge Tented Camp
  • Long-stay and larger group discounts for Chilo Gorge Fly-Camping Experience in Gonarezhou National Park
  • New packages combining Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge and Camps
  • Adapted prices for children
  • No Single Supplements
  • Change in Conservation Levy Charges 

Please download rate sheets and updated Terms & Conditions below or send an email to Pam at info@chilogorge.com for STO Rates.


 


 

FREE CANCELLATION AND MORE FLEXIBILITY
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge is extending its relaxed booking terms and conditions for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. In the spirit of supporting the positive change of travelers returning to Africa, we have outlined in detail our booking terms & conditions, which offer free cancellations up to 45 days before travel and free postponement up to 18 months from the original travel date.

For more details, please click here

PCR TESTING AVAILABLE AT THE LODGE
Carefully we start to graciously celebrate the return of international travelers to Africa with our industry partners. Be it conservationists, tour operators, travel agents, transport and air charter services and other safari lodges, slowly we are hearing a soft exhale, and whilst we remain cautious we are seeing and feeling the positive change.

Keeping this in mind, we have set up Covid-19 PCR testing at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. For US$ 80 per person a PCR test with a turnaround of 24-hours can be attained.

Please email us if you require more information. info@chilogorge.com 
THE GONAREZHOU EXPERIENCE
Why has Gonarezhou such an ardent following as a 'bucket-list dream destination for experienced travelers? Find out for yourself and dive deep into the wilderness solitude of a truly wild Africa with these new 5 & 7 day Gonarezhou Safari Experiences.

The iconic Chilojo Cliffs loom 200 meters (656 ft) above the Runde floodplain and are the most dominant feature of the national park - and the most photographed area, stretching over 13km. What better way to experience this spiritual place filled with ancient history, than on a fully catered fly-camping experience. Dip your feet into the sands of the riverbed at sunset and embark on guided hikes to the top of the cliffs for sunrise.

Combine this unique experience with your stay at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. On the drive between your luxury fly-camping experience and the lodge, there will be plenty of stops for tea and coffee and you can expect intense wildlife encounters. At Chilo, you will quickly feel part of the family and enjoy magnificent views over the Save River. Witness wildlife crossing the river in search of food and shelter or simply just for a dip in the water.

We have developed new 5- and 7-day packages combing all three experiences of Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge comprising of the luxury lodge experience, fly-camping experience and Chilo Gorge's Tented Camp Mahove. A special package deal makes for a very attractive experience.


Please email Katja at katja@chilogorge.com for more details and find prices on your rate sheethere.


Gonarezhou is famously known as 'Place of the Elephants', and whilst the successful growth of the elephant population during the last couple of decades is an amazing achievement for the park's management, one of the unintended consequences of this success has been that many baobabs are being devoured and destroyed by the elephants in their search for water and nutrition. As a biodiverse and ecologically healthy national park, Gonarezhou shares its terrain with a range of forests. The most prolific tree of the park, however, is the Baobab, also the most threatened species within the region. As a species, the baobab is part of the succulent family which makes it irresistible to elephants; their fibrous trunks retain water throughout the year - specifically sought out in the dry season.
 
The Gonarezhou Conservation Trust has launched the
Baobab Project in order to protect these iconic giants, some of which are over 1000's of years old. By stacking a ring of rocks around its base or covering its bark in wire mesh, the baobab is saved from the effects of the high density and appetites of elephants. This gives the ancient arboreal a chance to live out its life span.
 
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge and its conservation trust MCT (Mahenye Charitable Trust) has been supporting this project since its initiation. Our guides continuously advise the management of this project of damaged baobabs that are being spotted during game drives. Crucial funds have been raised during past years to support with supplies. If you would like to help make a difference, please contact us on
info@chilogorge.com. Together we can ensure that the baobab remains a prolific and iconic species of Gonarezhou National Park for decades to come.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHILO GORGE AND GONAREZHOU NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE?

If you would like any further information or trade updates over Zoom / GoToMeeting, please contact Andrea Hugo and Emily Johnson at Andrea Hugo Associates: africa@andreahugo.com | Toll Free: 1800 322 3867 | Ph: (757) 428 1166
 
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