Category Archives: Musings

Winter comes to the Bvumba

The sunny clear skies during the first days of May 2020 and the bite of chilly Evenings ushers in the beginning of winter in the Bvumba Mountains.

Madrugada Lodge however has been closed for business over the last two months  but there is hope of re-opening sometime in May 2020.

A new cottage has been built at Madrugada Lodge and is ready for occupation.

Sunrise from the New Cottage



Sunrise at Madrugada

Quite April 2020 at Madrugada

As a result of the Global clampdown on limiting travel due to the Corona Virus the Lodge has been in lockdown mode.

This has given us time to put the final touches to the completion of the new cottage .


The new cottage is set on the edge of primary magnificent  indigenous montaine forest

Sunrise from the new Cottage

A Fantastic February for Madrugada

After a very quite January 2020,Madrugada Lodge had a extremely busy February.
The highlight of the month was a large holistic group of twelve ladies who did a retreat over the first weekend in February.


Retreat Group in Madrugada Forest

Holistic Group in front of the Lodge.


The retreat group at the Chinamata waterfall having fun


A Bumper Festive Season at Madrugada Lodge

December 2019 was busiest festive season on record for Madrugada and most other hotels and Lodges in the Bvumba area.
Visitors came as far afield as Netherlands,Germany and the South Africa stayed at the Lodge however most guest were from Harare ,who waned a break from the hectic city lifestyle.

Visitors in Madrugada Forest


Guests at the Lodge during Xmas

December Guests having fun at Chinamata Waterfall

Visitors over the Festive Season

October Summer Heat

Sunrise Heat n October at Madrugada Lodge










The Vumba mountains like most of Zimbabwe received record high temperatures in the last week of October 2019.
However this did not deter participants in the Annual Vumba Marathon which took place on Saturday 26th October.

Most hotels and Lodges were fully booked for the Marathon weekend..