‘Explore and Enjoy’

Musangano Lodge is the perfect place to relax, unwind and indulge. However, when you feel like stretching your legs there are a variety of activities at hand to suit all ages and interests.

Marked Nature Trails

Activities on site

Marked Nature Trails

Enjoy our marked walking trails, ranging from a leisurely one hour afternoon stroll through the woodlands, to a more demanding three hour trek up the surrounding hills and through the local Aloe Route. The area is rich in indigenous tree species and also has an abundant birdlife, perfect for those interested in bird watching.

Swimming Pool, Children’s Playground and Outdoor Games
Swimming Pool, Children’s Playground and Outdoor Games

The Lodge boasts a large crystal clear swimming pool with an attached children’s paddling pool, ideal for those hot sultry days. It is surrounded by a spacious seating area.

While you soak up the sun in one of our loungers, your children can let off some steam in the imaginatively designed wooden playground situated close by or enjoy some outdoor games.

Mountain and Road Biking

Activities nearby

Mountain and Road Biking

Don’t forget your bikes when you plan a stay with us. We have four established mountain and road bike routes around the area on both dirt and tar roads. The distances range from 10 – 65 kms and the scenic trails cross both the Mutare and Odzi Rivers, offering spectacular views of the miombo woodlands and the Nyanga granite ramparts.

Chikundu Game Park
Chikundu Game Park

Well worth a trip, this game park has a wide variety of plains game set amongst stunning views of the Nyanga Mountains. If you fancy a guided afternoon drive with the chance to spot some local wildlife, this is a highly recommended visit.

Osborne Dam

Visit the dam, a mere 45 minutes drive away from the Lodge (tar and gravel), for a day’s bass fishing, a drive through Osborne Dam Recreational Park and a leisurely family picnic. Picnic baskets can be provided by the Lodge on request.


Further places of interest

Musangano Lodge is well placed for day visits to a number of interesting Eastern Highlands attractions.


Golfing enthusiasts should try the Mutare Hillside Golf Club with its picturesque eighteen hole course, Bvumba’s internationally renowned Leopard Rock Golf Course or the popular Troutbeck Golf Course in Nyanga.

Horse Riding and Hiking
Horse Riding and Hiking

Horse riding is available at both Troutbeck and Leopard Rock and is a firm family favourite. The well maintained botanical gardens in Bvumba provide the perfect picnic setting. For an invigorating day’s hiking visit Mount Inyangani and enjoy the unforgettable views from the summit.

Cultural Tours
Cultural Tours

Take a trip into Mutare for an educational afternoon at the local museum, the National Gallery or Utopia House. The prehistoric pit structures in Nyanga National Park are a fascinating feature as is the trip into the past awaiting you at the rock art sites, such as the 2.000 year old paintings at Diana’s Vow.


Have a look at our Gallery
for more visual impressions.


Luxury, tranquility and good value with an African ambiance

Musangano Lodge is the perfect place for an away from it all break, a honeymoon, or as a base from which to explore the beautiful, green parts of Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands. It's set in woodland grounds, and at night you can sleep in your own Hansel and Gretel thatched cottage in the woods, under a dark starry night sky where the milky way appears as bright as it was above the UK 50 years ago. The food is excellent and you will receive 5 star personal attention from the friendly staff.

Stayed February 2016, travelled as a couple
John P from UK

Holiday at Musangano Lodge

Musangano Lodge is just the place to be if you are looking for a quiet environment where there is peace & tranquillity. Despite the current economic challenges prevailing in the country at the moment, the Lodge was able to provide the best of service to my family during our stay there. The staff were very friendly & ready to assist at all times, the room was freshened up timeously each day & Musangano Lodge has now become our home away from home each time we visit Mutare & we look forward to every visit as a family.

Stayed December 2015, travelled with family

Pauline K

Great Service

Spent a few days here recently and found an incredibly dedicated team headed by Bright . During the course of our stay they went out of their way numerous times to ensure we had a great stay ! Thank you so much guys !

Stayed January 2016, travelled as a couple

Brett H

Excellent Place

Musangano Lodge was beautiful. We went as a group of two familes, and stopped there for a night on our way to Vilanculous, Mozambique. The people were great, the accommodation was so cozy and welcoming and the place was so quite and peaceful. I would love to go back to spend a few more nights.

Stayed December 2015, travelled with family

Aryana D from Lusaka

Musangano is the place to stay

From the time you check in and they show you to your room you know you are in good hands. The place has the ambience of a home away from home. Each of the Lodges is very private and once had a party of 8 over the weekend and we had a blast. The place is very secure. Watching the sunset from Musangano is very therapeutic, and I would drive from wherever I was to go back to the Lodge and watch the sunset while liquidating a cold Zambezi. Make sure you don't breakfast that is the best part to get you going in the morning. Why would anyone stay anywhere else? Musangano is the place you can stay, work and play.
Oakville, Canada, 2011

Incredible Destination!!!

We recently went to Musangano over New Year and had the most incredible time while we were there, the Lodge we stayed in was stunning (Mupembere), the staff were friendly and efficient and were always happy to help us where needed!!! As an agent, I am so impressed by Musangano, we will definitely be back and I will be sending many of my clients to you!!
Thank you for an amazing holiday!!!

Harare, Zimbabwe

reviewed January 4, 2012

Great Place for Professional People to Spend time refreshing their minds

Great Place, good views, well located about 30km out of Mutare, deep in mother nature. Very private lodges, mind refreshing scenery, great service, very comfortable and well maintained rooms, clean, good quality food, lovely pool area. Walking trails and cycle tracks, bird viewing, clean camping site available. Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple



Amazing place...stayed in Mukwa Lodge which had a beautiful view from the balcony..quiet and serene and has the most friendliest of staff..I would like to give a special thanks to Bright which made it all happen!would most definitely recommend this place to friends and looking forward to another stay.

Stayed in October 2015 on honeymoon

Safeer Suleman


Such a welcoming
yet secluded environment

Beautiful, spacious, well-equipped lodges with personable staff and some lovely walks in the vicinity. Very kid friendly with a pool and playground. Very good food in PuMuchataka Restaurant on the grounds if you need a break from self-catering

Stayed July 2015, travelled with family

JayPie 67
from Vancouver Canada

Peaceful, serene and at one with nature and the surrounds

One of the most peaceful, simple and qualitative places I know. The design of the facility is truly African and yet the finesse and finish is truly modern and world class. The service is matched by few other resorts and the restaurant serves quality flavourful food. I recommend this facility for conference and for family relaxation and personal retreat...especially personal quiet time to work or relax.

Tino Bere
Harare, Zimbabwe

reviewed February 24, 2011

Amazing Lodge (I)

We had a one night stay over ay Musangano Lodge in Zimbabwe. It was absolutely amazing!! We arrived late at night and they were done for the night, but they woke up and came to meet us with a smile even. They were so kind. The family lodge with three bedrooms and full kitchen and living area was so great. It was clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. [...]

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family

JDB7 from Seattle

Amazing Lodge (II)

[...] The next morning we woke up and were shocked at the beautiful view we had of the valley right off the cool front patio. We sat there and just took it all in, it was spectacular. We ate at the restaurant they had there and loved it! It's beautiful and the food was wonderful. We checked out and the front desk people were so kind and friendly and really wanted to make sure we had a good time! It was definitely a five star rating lodge! I would very highly recommend this lodge!

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family

JDB7 from Seattle
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