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Vamizi Lodge, Mozambique

Arguably one of Africa's best beach lodges

Vamizi Island, Mozambique
Vamizi Island, Mozambique

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Undeniably one of the top ten beach destinations in Africa…and certainly pushing for inclusion in a list for top 50 in the world, Vamizi Lodge really does have it all. Walk into the water diving down to 30 meters, a 7 km long, perfect and totally private beach, superb rooms, awesome service…what more can you ask for….oh, and it is a marine reserve! This is definitely our recommendation for anyone who can, or even can’t afford the price tag…you will do this once!!

**Please note that, as of the 8th January 2015 Vamizi Island has opted to close its doors to enquiries for a full refurbishment. They are yet to offer a date as to when they will re-open and so only the luxury villas that sleep between 8 and 16 people are available for booking.**

What can we say about Vamizi Lodge? It really is that good! It is the first place that we think of when a client mentions "Maldives" and "..of a lifetime"!

Located right up on the border between Mozambique and Tanzania, the Quirimbas Archipelago, of which Vamizi Island is the largest, is a true slice of the exotic. Featuring around 20 or so small islands, the area was turned into a marine park around 10 years ago and so the island is surrounded by some of the most pristine waters and coral that exists along the east African coastline.

Vamizi Lodge itself is, again, something pretty special. From each of the vast and private villas, to the 7 mile, white coral sand beach, there is very little to fault. In fact, we struggle to find something.

It is true that the price tag is fairly high, but this really is in the middle of nowhere and so it is necessary to fly everything in to the lodge. Moreover, this seclusion really adds to the feeling of going somewhere exceptional, as you board your private plane in Dar es Salaam and take the hour and twenty minute flight down the coast, to be met by immigration and passed through to the island.

Superb beach, great food, great diving, excellent service and facilities

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