Spectacular scenery, three hours from Harare and 28 km west from Mutare, Musangano Lodge is a stone and thatch getaway under and among the endless lush green canopy of the Miombo woodlands. A paradise. Serenity is a given here. It’s not fancy but it sure is a more than decent option with a warm atmosphere, hints of Shona culture and friendly hosts.
Musangano Lodge is owner-run with Birgit, Gerd and their staff happy to accommodate you. In existence since 1996, it captured their hearts then and will capture yours now. It’s all about the people of the country. With backgrounds in a mission school, the idea of Musangano began with the idea of bringing people together, which is why the name means ‘the place where people meet’ and it hasn’t changed.
Set in 140 hectares of woodlands, this place is green. Everywhere you look incredible views and untouched nature. It’s peaceful. A comfortable stay and a great spot from where you can explore the highlights of the Eastern Highlands: the Vumba Mountains, Nyanga National park and Honde Valley.
Self-cater or dine at the PaMuchakata Restaurant. Chill at the pool or go on a hiking trail. Explore the surrounds or simply put your feet up and enjoy the quiet. Whatever you prefer, there are enough activities to do and who needs an excuse to relax and enjoy the serenity? Ahem. You are on holiday after all.
5 Lodge Units that can accommodate 4 to 7 guests in the 2 or 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; lounge and dining area; fully equipped kitchen; outdoor covered veranda; fire place
5 One-roomed Chalets with en-suite bathrooms; small kitchenette with fridge, electric kettle, crockery and basic cutlery; TV with DSTV, indoor and outdoor seating; covered veranda
6 Individual Campsites (and an additional overland site); wash up area; braai facilities; camp fire; running water taps; power points; shared ablutions with shower and toilets; solar power
Restaurant; swimming pool; fire place; laundry service; play ground; table tennis; badminton and outdoor games
*Campers may make use of lodge facilities
There’s loads to do here. Take your pick and off you go.
Rafting; rope courses; canoeing; fishing; biking; walking; horse riding; game viewing; bird watching; golfing… the list goes on.
There are numerous marked hiking trails. Go for a stroll or take a three hour trek.
Go mountain biking and cross the Mutare and Odzi Rivers. Cycle anything from 10 –65 km.
Hike to Mount Inyangani. Enjoy the paintings at Diana’s Vow.
Horse riding is offered at Troutbeck and Leopard Rock.
The Bvumba Botanical Gardens are a great picnic spot.
The Chukundu Game Reserve is great for an afternoon game drive to experience some local wildlife and its rich in indigenous tree species so there are loads of birds too.
Osborne Dam is 45 minutes away. Go bass fishing and enjoy a picnic. It’s serene and picturesque.
Outreach visits will take you into the local community. Discover the daily lives of the people who call this place home. Agricultural projects, rural homesteads and a Mutare Cultural Tour.