Zimbabwe : Gonarezhou National Park
Gonarezhou National Park is a vast and remote area of untouched wilderness in the far southeast of Zimbabwe, bordering Mozambique and South Africa creating the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. With a diverse range of landscapes from open plains to large mahoganies along river beds, tall acacias and dense bush lands the park has a colourful and bountiful abundance of birdlife as well as great game viewing, with animals free to roam from Kruger National Park and the Limpopo National park across all three borders, which provides an increased chance of seeing wild dog and large herds of elephants. The real draw however is the yet unspoilt wilderness with the impressive background of the red sandstone Chilojo Cliffs.
Perched on top of a cliff, just outside the park, Chilo Gorge Lodge has some spectacular views over the Save River and the park itself. Watch the large herds of elephants and buffalo come down to the river to drink whilst you relax in the pool or listen to the hippos cheerfully calling as they wallow on the river’s edge as you enjoy a sundowner in the lounge. There are 10 chalets each split over two levels with their own elevated en-suite bathroom behind the bedroom and private balcony overlooking the gorge.