Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe
Boasting one of the best locations within Gonarezhou National Park, Chilo Gorge Tented Camp at Mahove offers guests the opportunity of experiencing this pristine wilderness area at close quarters.
There is nothing like spending a night in the park, amidst the sounds and sights of unadulterated wilderness. An overnight stay at our tented camp in Gonarezhou, accompanied by a professional guide, will offer you an unparalleled encounter with nature and make for a truly memorable experience.Download Fact Sheet
Chilo Gorge Tented Camp is a semi-luxury seasonal tented camp on the banks of the Runde River. This is an "Africa of old" camping experience, with a good standard of comfort, and a great place from which to explore Gonarezhou by vehicle and on foot. Four twin bedded canvas tents each feature an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, hot and cold running water, shower, single basin sink, and flushing loo. Tents also feature a hanging cupboard and luggage rack, mirror and storage area, private veranda and seating area, and Kerosene lighting in all areas.
Boasting one of the best locations within Gonarezhou National Park, Chilo Gorge Tented Camp at Mahove offers guests the opportunity of experiencing this pristine wilderness area at close quarters. Plated meals are taken under the shade of trees, or in a canvas boma in inclement weather. Stunning views of the Mahove floodplain provides great sightings throughout the day.
Daily activities include Game Walks with our resident Professional Guide, Game Drives in open 4x4 vehicles, and Birding; as well as exploring the Chilojo Cliffs and the nearby water pans.
Any journey into the heart of Gonarezhou begins with the realization that this is wild country. It is one of Africa’s last remaining pristine wildernesses and we are all privileged to be a visitor here. The animals are in their most natural state at Gonarezhou; these are no lazy photographic models, hassled by a constant cavalcade of jeeps, radioing one another in their relentless pursuits. This is a country of red sandstone, thorny scrub and baobabs. Buffalo gather at watering holes, big cats prowl silently in pursuit of painted impala, hippo wallow midstream attended by squadrons of fluttering birds. The presence of elephants is everywhere; on the earth and the vegetation, as their families travel along routes passed from one matriarch to another in search of food, safety, and water. A panorama of birdlife gathers at Tembahata and Machanu Water Pans, a flying, wading tumult of colour, while the wonders of Chilojo Cliffs and Chivilila Falls reveal the glories of the unique landscape.
The following camps compliment Chilo Gorge Tented Camp Experience at Mahove well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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