Category Archives: Musings

A quite May at Madrugada

With the onset of winter Madrugada Lodge had a quite May ,however did receive External visitors from Italy and Mozambique.

The beginning of winter brought with it magical sunrises which the guests were able to enjoy and experience:

Magical Fig Tree in Madrugada Forest


Chinamata Falls

Sunrise at Madrugada

Bumper Easter for Madrugada Lodge

April 2019 and the Easter holiday period was extremely busy for Madrugada Lodge and most Hotels and Lodges in the Vumba were fully booked over the Easter weekend.

Madrugada  also hosted a group of artists from Harare who did a film and video foto shoot on site and also at  a nearby waterfall:

Preparing for shoot at Chinamata waterfall

Model at Waterfall

Model posing at Waterfall

Waterfall in flood


Model in Pool below Waterfall near Madrugada Lodge

Visitor at Zomwe Falls

Cyclone Idai Strikes the Vumba

On Friday evening 15th March 2019 Cyclone Idai which originated off the Mozambique coastline hit the Vumba mountains and Madrugada Lodge surrounding area was badly effected by the havoc and devastion caused.

Cyclone Idai Strikes Vumba


Cyclone Idai Destruction

Destruction Of Dam wall by Cyclone Dam destroyed by Cyclone


Waterfall near Madrugada Lodge

Ecelcior Falls near Madrugada Lodge

A Quite March at Madrugada

March 2019 has been relatively quite for bookings at Madrugada.
However a young group visited last week end and were taken on a tour to the nearby waterfalls where they a lot of fun.


Visitors at Prince of Wales View


Visitors Near Leopard Rock


Visitors at Chinamata Falls


Visitors having fun at Nearby Falls

Excelcior Falls



Wild Ginger Flower in Madrugada Forest

Madrugada is Expanding

February 2019 was a very quite month for Madrugada Lodge however we received some guest from South Africa and as far afield as Denmark.

Madrugada is building a new Lodge out of natural stone with fantastic views into Mozambique over Lake Chikamba in the background.

Stoge One of New Lodge



Stage Two of New Lodge

New Lodge Stage 3



Stage Three of New Lodge


One of the many fantastic sunrises you may experience at Madrugada

Sunrise at Madrugada

A Record month for Madrugada

December 2018 saw a hive of activity at Madrugada Lodge and the busiest month on record was experienced.

Xmas period Guests at Madrugada


Xmas period Guests at Madrugada


Sunrise at the Lodge

Visitors at Lodge over Festive season

Morning View at Madrugada





Nearby waterfall to Madrugada





A Bumper Christmas Period

December promises to be a bumper Christmas and festive season for Madrugada Lodge and most other Hotels in the Vumba area.
Madrugada received visitors from all corners of the Earth in November and December including Holland,Germany,Finaland,France, U.S.A. and the United Kingdom.