Bvumba Mountains

Bvumba Mountains

Referred to as the “Mountains of the Mist” (Bvumba is the Shona name for “mist”) the Bvumba Mountains are often covered in mist in the early morning which tends to clear by mid-morning. Located at a climb of 609 meters above sea level, the Bvumba Mountains rise to Castle Beacon at 1911 meters. Climbers of the Bvumba Mountains come across the beautiful botanical gardens, laid out in a sprawling 30 hectares of land with terraces and filled with beautiful, fragrant flowers and shrubs, including colourful hydrangeas, fuchsias and begonias, as well as fringe forests of banana groves, avocado and mango trees.

The Bvumba Mountain range is historically significant in that there are well-preserved hunter-gatherer rock art paintings (comprising several human figures, some holding bows and arrows and others in trance) thought to be of around 8000 years in age, as well as contemporary ritual sites, used for rainmaking, divining and healing. There are at least 86 stone-age sites in the Zimbabwean portion of the Bvumba Mountains, tucked into a sacred forest and part of a set of living Shona rituals connected with rock art symbols and the landscape. The rock art exists largely in its original natural environment, and offers unlimited opportunity to educate visitors about hunter-gatherer culture, art and spirituality. Surrounding the hunter-gatherer rock art sites are fairly dense savannah woodland. Known as the Chinhamapere sacred landscape, this area is thought to be a powerful place for communication with the ancestors and valued resource used for traditional ceremonies.

Although small in area, the Bvumba Mountains offer a botanical paradise and home to some of the rarest butterflies in the region. The Bvumba Mountains also has numerous birds, and is best known as one of the main breeding areas of Swynnerton’s Robin, which lives and breeds in small patches of forest. A smaller number of mammals inhabit the Bvumba, perhaps the most notable of which are the leopard and the samango monkey. There are also baboons and several antelopes in this region. Savannah woodland adjoining the Mozambique side of the range is also home to several rare reptiles.


Bvumba Mountains

  • Zambezi River Lodge Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari – 9 days

    Explore Botswana’s finest National Parks and the true African wilderness – untouched! Start your tour by experiencing the Greater Moremi. See giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion and wildebeest in the Moremi Game Reserve from your own 4×4 vehicle. Discover the Okavango Delta in traditional dugout canoes and enjoy Chobe National Park’s wildlife on a boat cruise on the Chobe River.

  • Bungee Jump Bungee Jump – Victoria Falls

    Experience the world-famous Victoria Falls in the most adventurous and unique way – with a bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge.

  • Chobe Day Trip Chobe Day Trip

    The Chobe Day Trip will allow you to experience one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Southern Africa, near Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

  • Chobe River Chobe Package Botswana

    Experience the splendor of the Chobe National Park with 2 nights at Chobe Safari Lodge, watching wildlife from the water’s edge on sunset boat cruises and experiencing a host of wildlife on game drives in the National Park. This package is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a short-term Chobe National Park experience with comfortable and luxurious accommodation.

  • Helicopter flight Helicopter Flight – Victoria Falls

    Jenman African Safaris offers you the chance to see the magnificent Victoria Falls by Helicopter flight to experience the ultimate birds-eye view of this breath-taking Natural Wonder.

  • Kruger experience Kruger Experience – Classic Package

    Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks, the Kruger National Park. This adventurous experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, which allow you to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Kruger National Park.

  • Cape Town experience Cape Town Experience – Classic Package

    The lively city of Cape Town has been named again and again as one of the top cities in the world to visit thanks to its wide range of activities, breathtaking scenery and variety of unique restaurants and markets. Explore all the amazing wonders that the Mother City has to offer this exciting 4 day Cape Town Experience. Enjoy your stay at the beautiful Sweet Ocean View Guest House, situated only 10 minutes away from the beach.

  • White Water Rafting White Water Rafting – Victoria Falls

    Enjoy a day filled with of adrenaline and action while white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River within the Batoka Gorge.

  • Zambezi Queen Zambezi Queen and Hwange Package

    Experience incredible Zimbabwe in just 7 days; combine extensive wildlife viewing at Hwange National Park with pure relaxation and adventure while on a houseboat – the only way to experience the Chobe River.

  • Zambezi river canoeing Zambezi River Canoeing – Victoria Falls

    Experience a Zambezi River Canoeing adventure just above the Victoria Falls. Canoe with friends and family down the famous Zambezi River, for an exciting day trip!

  • Zambezi river Zambezi River Cruise – Victoria Falls

    Experience Victoria Falls on a sunset Zambezi River Cruise. This Zambezi River Cruise provides great game viewing of the Victoria Falls area!


Bvumba Mountains

  • Camp Hwange – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Camp Hwange is situated approximately 180km from Victoria Falls and is ideally located on a private concession in the Sinamatella area, in the northern part of Hwange National Park.

  • Elephant’s Eye Eco Lodge – Hwange, Zimbabwe

    Elephant’s Eye is a 4-star eco-lodge situated in Hwange National Park. Enjoy game drives in Hwange, explore our concession and enjoy our treehouse chalets.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is perfectly situated as it is only 4 km from the magnificent Victoria Falls and year-round game viewing at the on-site waterhole.

  • Victoria Falls Safari Club – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls Safari Club is located just 3km from Victora Falls town centre. Situated within magnificent grounds, the Safari Club offers uninterrupted views of the bushveld, wildlife and spectacular sunsets.

  • Victoria Falls River Lodge Victoria Falls River Lodge – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls River Lodge is a private game lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, within the Zambezi National Park, close enough to the falls to be able to see the spray in the distance. The camp offers breath-taking game and bird viewing and each secluded tent has a private deck overlooking the river only 30 minutes from Victoria Falls town.

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