HI All, The Vumba to me has always brought out thoughts of Trees, Mountains and Wind. We lived in Umtali (Mutare) in the late 60s and spent many a long, holiday weekend in different cottages around the (B)Vumba. My Dad loved his card games & after dinner the whole family would sit in the lounge next to a well stacked, wooden fire playing Canasta, Monopoly or Cribbage – 15/2; 15/4; and the rest won’t score.
Last week I spent a couple of nights at Seldom Seen – the Birders paradise just 1km off of the main road and 8 km from Leopard Rock. Seldom Seen is run by Ken & Sue Worsley (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and their daughter, Narine, kindly showed me around the place. Remarkable how bush wise a youngster can be from spending so much time growing up with nature! Then there is Buluwezi who is a fountain of knowledge on birds who can take you on a guided tour through the forests identifying most birds from their call alone.
Seldom Seen is just over half an hour from Mutare and an ideal place to go if you want to have family time well away from the TV. Being so close to Leopard Rock this offers a very cheap alternative accommodation for a group (12) of determined golfers wanting the self-catering option for a boys only weekend. Seldom Seen has a fully equipped main house with 2 separate cottages with their own private space. All very cosy!
Give Ken a ring on 0714 516 743 for more details. Ciao Mike G.