Articles tagged 'vumba'

EASTERN NEWS | Fires blur Vumba's spectacular scenery 30 August 2018 MUTARE - Rampant veld fire outbreaks that have left Manicaland charred are frustrating local hospitality operators as smoke is now blurring the views of some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. According to residents, the Vumba Mountains have been the most affected as fires from either s...
EASTERN NEWS | Mugabe visit occasions road repairs 5 October 2017 HARARE - Hoteliers in Vumba may have to thank President Robert Mugabe for the repairs done to the road linking the mountainous city of Mutare to this internationally-acclaimed holiday destination. Word has it that the Zanu PF leader is scheduled to visit the Vumba area soon to officially commi...
EASTERN NEWS | Rare Vumba habitat under threat 24 August 2017 MUTARE - The future existence of Vumba tropical rainforest's rare habitat — home to the dwarf chameleon, Simango monkey and blue duiker — is increasingly getting threatened due to high vegetation loss. The forest's pristine fauna and flora has been ravaged by illegal settlers and poachers. ...
Old Mutual Vumba race on today 14 November 2015   MUTARE - The fifth edition of the Old Mutual Vumba Mountain Run half-marathon is on today. With a change in finishing point from Leopard Rock Hotel to Vumba Botanical Gardens, the race course which now pushes the starting line further down Zimbabwe’s biggest mountain range will be more ch...
Mabhunu, Nyahora win Vumba Half Marathon 10 November 2014 VUMBA - In-form Elijah Mabhunu won his sixth half marathon this year when he came home first in the prestigious 2014 edition of the Old Mutual Vumba Mountain Run yesterday. Mabhunu ran an impressive 1:05:15 beating a strong challenge from Lionel Muchena, who came in second in a time of 1:06:38...
Vumba under siege 10 November 2013 HARARE - Vumba's pristine rainforest — a cradle to some of Zimbabwe's unique flora and fauna — is under siege. Illegal settlements and poaching are threatening to leave its breath-taking mountains bare. Its Msasa woodlands and Montane forests among where the rare Star of Africa Oak stand ar...