Bazaruto Lodge is on the largest island of the archipelago, Bazaruto, north of Maputo. It is in a bay on the north side of the island. The island - carefully protected as a Nature Reserve Park - is a beautiful and unspoilt destination, characterized by its wild fauna, turquoise sea and idyllic beaches.
The lodge offers a combination of beauty, comfort and relaxation that makes it the perfect spot for nature lovers, divers, fishermen, watersports enthusiasts, or simply anyone who wants a lovely spot for a beach holiday!
The lodge has 40 thatched en-suite bungalows, so it’s quite a large resort, but friendly. The superior rooms are all sea-facing with direct beach access, but even the standard rooms have beach access and are in the tropical gardens.
There are lots of activities on offer here with many great beaches and reefs to be explored.
If you want to come to the Bazaruto Archipelago and keep prices realistic, Bazaruto Lodge might fit the bill for you. The service is not as personal as in the more expensive lodges, but it's friendly and you are still in a wonderful place.
Open: All year round.
Location: It is on Bazaruto Island in an archipelago about 800kms north of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. You can fly here from Vilanculos which is about 65kms south (about 20 minutes flight), or come on a ski boat which will take about 1½ hours.
Rooms: The 40 bungalows are split into 21 superior rooms (sea facing and with direct beach access), 12 standard rooms (garden facing and access to the beach), 6 family rooms each with 2 bedrooms (1 is standard and 5 are superior), and 1 honeymoon room (sea facing, on the beach). The en-suite bungalows are in tropical gardens and all have A-frame wood and thatch roofs, with an outdoor porch. The rooms have aircon, a ceiling fan, mozzy nets over the beds.
Activities: Most activities are linked to the water of course. Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, wake boarding, sunest cruises, fishing … but there are also some lovely walks and great birdwatching.
Diving: The best diving months are from April to September. Please note that from September to November, the weather is mostly good but visibility can be reduced due to plankton. If you are an avid diver, then April to August will give the best visibility. December to March is usually when tropical storms occur, especially around February and March.
Facilities: There is a swimming pool, a games room, a business centre (if it really can’t wait!), a kids’ club, and a restaurant. There is also a spa if you fancy treating yourself.
Dining: The restaurant holds about 80 people, and it offers both buffets and a la carte dining.
Children: Children are very welcome here. There is a kid’s club, and children’s menu and mealtimes are also available.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is a mobile signal here and you can also get WIFI.
The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499