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Madrugada comes alive at Easter

After three months of very little rain (December to February) the threatening drought season came to an end with phenomenal heavy rains in March spilling over into April. There was a continuous period of three  weeks where it rained every evening.

Rains rolling in

Rains rolling in

The mystical Madrugada forest has been restored to its  lushness and magical beauty.

The Easter period saw a hive of activity in the Bvumba area and Madrugada was fully booked for the whole holiday period.

Guests were taken on a tour of four of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Madrugada area plus a visit to the beautiful Bvumba Botanical Gardens.

Chinamata Falls

Chinamata Falls

Zomwe Falls Minor

Zomwe Falls Minor

Zomwe Falls near source

Zomwe Falls near source

The weekend after Easter was a hive of activity in the Bvumba with Leopard Rock being fully booked out by an Embassy group.

Madrugada hosted a yoga session at the Hotel and all participants had a great time.

Summer is here

Fairy Forest

Fairy Forest

The summer rains have arrived at last this week in the Bvumba. The Madrugada indiginous forest has been transformed into areas completely covered with fairy ferns.

The twenty metre high Madrugada waterfall is flowing fast once more cascading down the steep rock descent into a lovely pool at the bottom where visitors may paddle and swim at leisure.

For the bird lovers all the summer migrants are back. The magnificent Narina Trogans with their beautiful colours have returned to the forest, and their mating calls can be heard throughout the day. At dawn the melodic, haunting call of the Buff Spotted Flufftails echoes up the valley to the Lodge.The colourful Georgeous Bush Shrike are calling in abundance in the surrounding forest.

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city lifestyle to relax, de-stress and reconnect with nature, Madrugada is the place to come to!