December 2016 has been a record high for visitors, mainly people from Harare who wanted to get away to the mountains to enjoy family Christmas celebrations.
Visitors at Chinamata waterfall
Visitors over the festive season at Madrugada were taken to the Chinamata waterfall.
The third week in December brought heavy rains to Madrugada and most of the Bvumba – over 30 millimetres fell.
Rainy weather comes to the Bvumba
Madrugada wishes all its customers a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2017.
The second weekend in December saw a hive of activity in the Bvumba area.
On Saturday 17th December the monthly Wepu (Wild Life Enviroment Protection Unit) walk took us through the Bunga forest to a cliff view point which overlooked the Burma Valley. Spectacular scenery on a clear day giving all the walkers a panoramic view all the way to the Himalayas mountain range and across to the Chimanimani mountains.
View across Burma Valley from Bvumba Forest cliff view point
On Sunday the 18th December the monthly Bvumba Church gathering was held at the White Horse Inn. Christmas carols were well attended and sung by an audience of more than forty people. The carols were followed by a bring and share lunch, a spread fit for a king.
The heavy rains in the third week of this month have completely transformed Madrugada forest and surrounding area – fields of ferns sprouting from nowhere, butterfly and bird life activity prolific and beautiful indigenous flowers appearing in the undergrowth.