By Tendai Cambalame
A number of rock paintings, some dating back over six thousand years, are visible on the tours. Great care has been taken to ensure the preservation of this ancient art, some of which still bears the vibrant colours used by the artists all those centuries ago.
The Mwenda River flows through the valley of the same name, hiding under chaotically heaped granite rocks and boulders. The more experienced hikers will see the mystic caves and tunnels during the highly challenging and exciting Hidden River Tour. During the rainy season, the miniature waterfall becomes a thundering roar, clearly audible from Gomorembudzi Village. A climb up the nearby hill to view the sunrise will reveal a vision of mists and a rainbow, not unlike the views at Victoria Falls.
The spectacular eastern highlands view and caves similar to those at Chinhoyi are two more sights in the valley. All tours are conducted by expert guides with thorough knowledge of the area. Different tours are available, and can be tailored to suit specific requests and requirements. Packages offered include, mountain hiking, camping, picnics, walking safaris, beach volleyball, bush weddings and full moon viewing.
The magnificent indigenous tree forests are jealously guarded; as the backbone of Gomorembudzi Cultural Village, the sacred trees give the area an amazingly delightful atmosphere. The support of Chief Chinamora and his headmen means the wonderful forests are protected and preserved. Schoolchildren attending the heritage tours have the chance to meet Chief Chinamora, who takes them through the paces of the heritage studies…