On arrival at Chilo Lodge we where welcomed with smiles, a refreshing beverage and most of all an amazing view of the Save River. It's absolutely impossible to have imagined how majestic the scenery is at the lodge. I often found myself just sitting on the deck during various hours of the day either gazing in awe at a beautiful sunrise or watching animals like Hippos, Elephants and Buffalo stroll from the Gonerezhou National Park to drink from the mighty river.
The activities are once in a lifetime- a game drive through the Gonerezhou which is an absolute dream for a hobbyist photographer such as myself, a nature walk to the amazing waterfalls and relaxing sundowners on the beach of the Save River.
Rooms are first class with the all essential mosquitoes nets built in, great bathroom and of course and amazing view, even from your room!
I would advise any visitor to take necessary precautions to guard against malaria and also carry a sun hat or cap because the sun can get brutal at times.
All in all, the experience made me despise city life. I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Twin/KingOur beautiful Luxury King/Twin Lodges are largely inspired by nature, but with a designer's passion for elegance, simplicity and bespoke touches. Locally crafted intricate reed weaving, individually carved jacaranda headboards, luxurious cotton bedding and a mini bar have all been carefully chosen for your comfort and enjoyment.Each Lodge has its own private balcony offering spectacular views and the opportunity for you to relax, watching the multitude of river visitors, including our resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos.Nhambo Self CateringOur Self Catering Camp, Nhambo, provides guests with the option to be more independent whilst taking advantage of comfortable accommodation, panoramic views and access to the expertise, game drives and activities that we offer.Nhambo comprises four twin/double lodges, each sleeping 2 people. Each lodge has an en-suite bathroom (with shower and bath) and its own, private balcony.The double lodges share a kitchen, dining and barbeque area. There is also a plunge pool. For larger groups of friends and family, you may take all 4 lodges and enjoy the camp on an exclusive basis.The Family Lodge is spacious and private (with its own kitchen, garden and two bathrooms). It sleeps up to 6 people. ... more less