The last time we visited in the Vumba, it was winter and jolly cold! We had stayed at the “Outside Inn” administered by Sally Preston. I guessed she would allow Lizzy to stay because animals had been very much in evidence; horses in the gardens, dogs and a lovely cat who deigned to lie on our bed!
I wrote about our visit to the Outside Inn a couple of years ago, here.
Sure enough, Lizzy and I were welcomed at Hivu Nurseries and allocated a HUGE room at Hycroft House, this time, with an on-suite bathroom, massive kitchen, sitting room etc.
Hycroft House, is definitely “pet friendly,” as horses graze on the lawns, and Sally arrives surrounded by dogs, in her old farm bakkie! The cat who visited us last time, stared balefully at Lizzy and decided my pet standards had definitely slipped!
At the reception I was given a map with directions to “George’s Place” where I was told I would find a picnic spot, and msasa trees, overlooking the Bungu Forest.
The look-out is on a precipice, with magnificent views in three directions.
All these photos (above) were taken in the evening. The following morning, I returned before sunrise and took some more.
The blue light in these photos contrasts with the dark red foliage of the Msasa.
It was magical walking under this canopy…