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Quirimbas National Park - This is a true eco-lodge, set on undoubtedly the best beach in Quirimbas National Park. Their award-winning architects found the inspiration for the lodge in & around Guludo village and successfully created a unique and luxurious Northern Mozambican village feel.The restaurant/bar area is shaded by a makuti thatched roof overlooking the beach and the Indian Ocean
Three different types of accommodation is available. Three new Tented bandas are generous custom built tents opening upwards and outwards providing dazzling Indian Ocean views. Each tent is carefully positioned to work within the existing landscape and to capture the fresh sea breeze. Each tent has an open-air bathroom with a dehydration enviro-loo, hot bucket-shower cleverly created with local marble & bamboo and kitted with green toiletries.
The 5 new Adobe bandas have been hand-built by a local workforce combining the best of traditional techniques with clever design features and eco-technology to provide the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Each banda is just footsteps from the beach. A large high roof opens upwards and outwards, covering the spacious the stylish Swahili-inspired veranda, hammock and traditional beach sun loungers. The sleeping area is on a raised platform boasting a lavish king-sized bed under an extravagant, hand-crafted mosquito net. Behind the bedroom is a large open air bathroom with double vanities & mirrors, ingeniously carved out of the banda wall, and a huge shower.
There are also 2 Suites, one honeymoon suite and one family suite. The family suite comprises of two adjoining buildings to accommodate families with children and still provide privacy for mum & dad. The Honeymoon Suite is similar to the Adobe Bandas, but build to give more privacy.
Quirimbas National Park
Guests can fly daily to Pemba International airport. From the airport, Guludo can be reached by land or air. The journey by road takes 3.5 hours through the Quirimbas National Park. Alternatively take a 20 minute helicopter flight to the lodge.
3 Tented Beach Bandas, 5 Adobe Bandas and 2 Suites
Tented Banda: £173 in High Season and £193 in Peak Season
Adobe Banda: £200 in High Season and £227 in Peak Season
Suite: £240 in High Season and £270 in Peak Season
See Special Offers below
Full board basis, tea & coffee, and 5% levies for Nema Charity
Children of all ages are welcome
PADI dive centre with full range of PADI courses on offer, as well as recreational diving, catering for all levels of divers. Various day trips around the Archipelago, bush walks and community based activities.
Guludo's community played a key role in the designation of Quirimbas National Park and the local community still owns the land Guludo lodge is built on. Guludo Lodge donates 5% of its income to the Social & Environmental Regeneration Fund, they also train & employ locals and purchase local building materials & food produce. Guests can actively participate in the ongoing conservation & community projects.
The lodge was built with state-of-the-art environmental technology - solar energy used to heat water & generate electricity, dehydrating enviro-toilets to minimise water use & reduce environmental pollution, grey water is filtered & recycled and waste production minimised by active recycling. All cleaning products & bathroom toiletries are environmentally friendly minimising the impact on marine environments.
Nema Foundation: 2008 was a phenomenal year for the Nema Foundation and 2009 proves to look just as good. This year they are expanding the feeding project to a third school bringing the total up to 500 children receiving a nutritious meal a day. They have completed their first major water project providing 12,000 people with clean water. 79 children are receiving secondary scholarships and they will start the construction of a third school. They continue to expand their malaria project and starting a kids football/HIV project this year. Watch this space for more!
NO credit card facilities are available at Guludo Beach Lodge. Please note cash in US$ OR local currency ONLY can be used for all extras.
Humpback Whale Season humpbacks will be passing by Guludo's shores in July until early November. They will be continuing their humpback whale surveying for the 4th year.
Valid for all non-peak bookings:
5 nights stay for the price 4 nights OR 7 nights stay for the price of 5 nights.