Unwind in the magnificent surroundings of our Wilderness Eco-Lodge in the Mavuradonha area, located about 200km from Harare. This retreat is situated in a forest area with Miombo woodland, rocky hills, vleis and serpentine grassland. Mavuradonha means ‘Place of Falling Water’ and is a natural environment of great beauty with crystal clear water and fresh mountain air, it’s one of Zimbabwe’s hidden treasures: complete wilderness with protected, remote forestry.
Our tranquil getaway site has a stream that flows through the property so you can enjoy the rejuvenating sound of the flowing river. Each of our chalets has a veranda, which is a great place to view the star-filled night sky from and chill out before retiring for the night. The Wilderness Eco-Lodge is perfect for backpackers, as well as families and groups.
The Mavuradonha mountains lie north of the town of Centenary and intercept the north-east winds. For this reason they have a cooler, moister climate than the valley below. There are numerous streams and rivers rising in the mountains, flowing north to the Zambezi. Elephant trails wind up and down the mountain. In the east, the Musengezi River has cut a gorge through the mountains creating attractive scenery. Geologically Mavuradonha lies at the head of the Great Dyke Complex; a rugged, unique and distinct line of hills that cuts through the granite shield of Zimbabwe.
The Mavuradonha woodland rises over 1,000 m above the misty Zambezi valley, peaking at Banirembizi. Elephants, buffalos, zebras, baboons, monkeys, warthogs, leopards, lions, elands, sables, kudus, waterbucks and impalas are amongst the species which make this scenic area a home. Since the Wilderness area is relatively protected, Mavuradonha was declared a game reserve in 1988, wildlife number are increasing. There are bushman paintings to explore and of course excellent bird viewing, with 290 bird species.
The Eco-Lodge provides the option of full-catering, with simple but delicious meals being provided by the onsite staff. The lodge can also take care of you ‘in the wild’ conferences, with a grand conference room facility which makes it the ideal place for successful team buildings, brainstorming sessions and other get togethers for up to 200 people.