Day Outings & Activities
Explore our beautiful hinterland
We have put together a range of unique day outings while you are staying with us, which combine a more tourist activity with our community visit programme. While Musangano Lodge pre-books the community element of the day tour, you will be on your own during the outing, either on self-drive or on a guided tour with your operator.
The eastern part of Zimbabwe with its picturesque mountain ranges and low-lying untouched game reserves are a hidden gem. From enjoying a hike on a tranquil trail or taking in the spectacular scenery during a horse riding excursion to playing a round of golf at some of the most pristine and attractive golf courses or looking out for rare and unique birds with a knowledgeable guide – the Eastern Highlands captivates the traveller because of its outstanding beauty and the diversity of attractions available. For the more adventurous and daring travellers, there is a zipline or a walk on a suspended bridge waiting for you - hundreds of metres above the ground, with Africa’s second highest waterfall, the Mutarazi Falls, roaring beneath you. Round off these experiences with a safari off the main touristic routes in the Gonarezhou National Park or Save Valley Conservancy, two unspoiled game areas known for their rugged terrain and pristine wilderness.
However, Zimbabwe has so much more to offer than its terrific wildlife opportunities and beautiful landscapes. The country is also known to have the friendliest people in southern Africa along with an interesting and vibrant culture. Musangano Lodge complements the wildlife aspect by offering stimulating insights into the lives of local Zimbabweans with the rare opportunity of first-hand experiences. This interactive engagement under the headline 'Nurturing Communities. Shaping Lives.' is about understanding, connecting and most importantly exchanging with well-spoken and proud Zimbabweans on an eye-to-eye level. These authentic visits generate an income for the locals, as they host the guests in their home or at their workplace. Musangano Lodge is proud to support the neighbouring communities this way and to accept its social responsibility in giving the local people a chance to also profit from the tourism industry in the area.
Around Musangano Lodge
This is an ideal tour to find out more about the surrounding areas around Musangano Lodge without having to travel long distances. The outing introduces you to the natural beauty of the region while giving you an insight into the farming activities of the Eastern Highlands. If walking is not a preferred option, we suggest a visit to a well established primary school in the area.
Tar road: approx. 19 km
Dirt road: approx. 14 km
Farm & school:
Tar road: approx. 43 km
Dirt road: approx. 12 km
All year round
Farm & school:
check for precise dates with Musangano Lodge
guided hiking tour & hosted farm visit
Farm & school:
hosted farm visit & guided tour of the school
Mountains in the Mist - Mystical Vumba
This diverse tour to the misty Vumba Mountains starts off with a visit to a well-known farmer on a small rural homestead and is complemented by a guided leisurely walk through a subtropical mountain forest in the afternoon.
Dirt road: approx. 10 km
Your day ends with a leisurely drive back to Musangano Lodge for a relaxing dinner.
This day takes you into the mountainous region of Zimbabwe, a place of great beauty and historical interest. Climb Zimbabwe's highest mountain and visit the Rhodes Historical Exhibition before ending your trip with the magnificent panorama from World's View.
Dirt road: approx. 20 km
Travelling from Musangano Lodge, the road passes lovely rural valleys set amongst giant and impressive dwalas, our name for the vast granite rock hills of Zimbabwe, and on through plantation forests interspersed with great stretches of grasslands. Nyanga National Park is Zimbabwe's oldest national park, and here you will find the highest peak in the country - the spiritual Mount Nyangani, at 2.593 metres.
The Majestic Mutarazi Falls
This excursion gives our guests a diverse and astonishing experience. On this tour you will learn about the setup of a well-established orphanage. You will receive a guided tour of the orphanage during your visit. Further on, Africa's second highest waterfall, Mutarazi Falls, with its breathtaking scenery and adventurous activities, is waiting for you. Walk in front of the falls across a suspended bridge, glide along a zipline or just sit and enjoy the vast views of the Honde Valley below you.
Dirt road: approx. 50 km
Exclusive of entry fees for National Parks and SkyLine or SkyWalk activity
A short drive from Musangano Lodge brings you to meet the community at an orphanage based on the premises of a mission school that was founded well over 100 years ago. Mission schools have played a pivotal role in the education of rural people.