Camping in Gonarezhou

Exploring Gonarezhou in its true wilderness

Camping in Gonarezhou

Camping in Gonarezhou is about wilderness at its best. Our camps are far from the beaten track and allow for the privilege of enjoying the wild space of Gonarezhou in all its raw and untouched glory. Whether it’s the deep and heavy roar of the lion, the unmistakable melody of the fiery-necked nightjar or the quiet crackle of the campfire – camping here is all about true appreciation for nature, wild space and this living landscape.

Gonarezhou is about wilderness – about tourism for conservation – about preserving this space for the future.
Chivilila Wilderness Campsite, Gonarezhou National Park
Bush Campsites
There are 3 types of bush-camping sites in Gonarezhou - Exclusive, Wilderness and Transit Camp sites. All are booked exclusively and set in some of the most sought-after and picturesque areas of the Park. The bush camps are undeveloped with simply a bush loo (long drop/blair toilet) and a fire pit, ensuring you have the ultimate, unhindered wilderness experience.

Exclusive Campsites

There are 7 exclusive campsites in the Park, set in some of the most sought-after areas of the Park.

Sites are exclusively booked and occupied, offering you your own piece of wilderness – even if just for while you stay!  The camps offer some of the most basic luxuries – solitude, wilderness and space!

Min. Pax

6

Max. Pax (Adults)

12

Max. Cars (per site)

4

Price

From US$ 90 (US$ 15 pppn)

Bush Loo (Longdrop/Blair)

1

Firepit

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

No

Camp Attendant

Per prior arrangement

Wilderness Campsites

The 11 wilderness campsites in the Park are set in some of the most sought-after areas of the Park.

Sites are exclusively booked and occupied, offering you your own piece of wilderness – even if just for while you stay!  The camps offer some of the most basic luxuries – solitude, wilderness and space!

Min. Pax

3

Max. Pax (Adults)

12

Max. Cars (per site)

4

Price

From US$ 45 (US$ 15 pppn)

Bush Loo (Longdrop/Blair)

1

Firepit

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

No

Camp Attendant

No

Transit Campsites

Gonarezhou has 3 transit campsites in the Park. Transit camps are specifically meant for those on a journey intending to stay/rest for a short period of time while experiencing wilderness camping. Visitors are allowed to stay for a max of two nights.

Sites are exclusively booked and occupied, offering you your own piece of wilderness – even if just for while you stay!

Min. Pax

3

Max. Pax (Adults)

12

Max. Cars (per site)

5

Price

From US$ 45 (US$ 15 pppn)

Bush Loo (Longdrop/Blair)

1

Firepit

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

No

Camp Attendant

No

Developed Campsites
Gonarezhou has 3 developed campsites, all set on the banks of the major rivers in the Park. Arranged in a communal setting with shared facilities, hot and cold running water, flush ablutions and an onsite camp attendant, the camps are ideal for families, groups and those who require at least some of the basic luxuries of modern life.

Chipinda Pools

 Just a mere 10 or so minutes drive from Chipinda Pools reception is the Chipinda Pools campsite, a long time favourite amongst campers. There are 9 sites, all set along the Runde River. There are three communal ablution units that serve three camps each and each camp has a braai area, tap with running water and a thatched rondavel.

Min. Pax

3

Max. Pax (Adults)

6

Max. Cars (per site)

2

Price

From US$ 30 (US$ 10 pppn)

Ablution Blocks (shared)

1

Firepit (per camp)

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

Unfiltered borehole/sand abstracted water

Camp Attendant

Shared

Chinguli

There are 5 campsites at Chinguli, all set along the banks of the Runde River. The sites share a communal ablution and are all equipped with a braai area, thatched rondavel and tap with running water.

Min. Pax

3

Max. Pax (Adults)

6

Max. Cars (per site)

2

Price

From US$ 30 (US$ 10 pppn)

Ablution Blocks (shared)

1

Firepit (per camp)

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

Unfiltered borehole/sand abstracted water

Camp Attendant

Shared

Mabalauta

There are 5 Mabalauta campsites in the Park, shaded by a tall canopy of trees along the Mwenezi River in the South of the Park. The sites share a communal ablution block and each have a tap with running water and a braai area.

Min. Pax

3

Max. Pax (Adults)

6

Max. Cars (per site)

2

Price

From US$ 30 (US$ 10 pppn)

Ablution Blocks (shared)

1

Firepit (per camp)

1

Electricity

No

Drinking water

Unfiltered borehole/sand abstracted water

Camp Attendant

Shared

Starbed Platforms
Our starbed platforms are simple raised wooden platforms located at water pans in some of the most remote areas of the Gonarezhou National Park. Designed to allow guests to sleep in relative safety under the open skies, the platforms provide a unique experience from which to enjoy the wilderness.

Bhenji Weir

Bhenji Weir is a well known site in Gonarezhou National Park, famous for the herds of elephant, buffalo and other wildlife that are attracted to the remote spring. Bhenji is the only covered platform in our offering and although elevated above the water, it has sweeping views of the Bhenji Stream Valley and the main game trails to the spring.

Min. Pax 3
Max. Pax (Adults) 6
Max. Cars (per site) 2
Price From US$ 45 (US$15 pppn)
Ablution Blocks No
Firepit (per camp) 1
Electricity No
Drinking water No
Camp Attendant No

Malugwe

Malugwe platform is in the heart of Gonarezhou and is all about slowing down and being mindful of this wilderness and the surroundings. Sleeping in the open air under stars is what Malugwe is all about.

Min. Pax 3
Max. Pax (Adults) 6
Max. Cars (per site) 2
Price  From US$ 45 (US$15 pppn)
Ablution Blocks No
Firepit (per camp) 1
Electricity No
Drinking water No
Camp Attendant No

Gorwe

Gorwe platform is due to open un June 2022 and overlooks a beautiful and productive pan – one of the network of pans around Gorwe. Offering an exciting sleep-out adventure for guests wanting to get closer to nature and experience a night under the stars

Min. Pax 3
Max. Pax (Adults) 6
Max. Cars (per site) 2
Price  From US$ 45 (US$15 pppn)
Ablution Blocks No
Firepit (per camp) 1
Electricity No
Drinking water No
Camp Attendant No