Safari Lodges in Mozambique

Machangulo Beach Lodge

This is located at the centre of the grand battle, the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula.

The Southern Mozambican coastline plays host to a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay.

The ever present conflict between tides energizes the atmosphere and adds to the magic of this unspoiled and mysterious place.

The Lodge overlooks this magic; endless white beaches, pristine and untouched dune forests, estuaries bursting with life and eternally wide Open Ocean all in an energetic harmony.

Hidden away amid the dunes and hiding amongst the forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping its guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside.

Your boat journey through the endless channels of the bay ends on the Lodges secluded beach. From here the beauty and magic will become more and more real.

Walkways snake through the cool forest and bring you to the Lodges main building, inviting you to relax and become part of the calm.

Your cabin is just around the corner and the staffs of Machangulo Beach Lodge are at your service to ensure the adventure you’ve been hoping for.

Casa Dunas

Southern Mozambique has the most spectacular coastline and the Machangulo Estate in particular is becoming one of the most sought after destinations in the region.

This beautiful luxury beach home is part of a 22km beachfront concession, fully serviced with roads, driveways, electricity and water.

This development has attracted many high profile investors – many of whom have built their holiday homes in this very exclusive area.

This stunning property has 4 bedrooms en-suite (can sleep 10 in need), a lounge/TV room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, scullery/pantry, cold room facility, open lapa, additional store room area, swimming pool, lock-up garage/store-room and excellent staff quarters with additional storage space.

The entertainment area is huge and the surrounding deck area is substantial. All rooms are joined by walkways and convene around the main central area.

Water and electricity are on site and there is an elaborate water system in place to collect and use rainwater in addition to the good quality Estate water. A Reverse Osmosis system is in place and the quality of the water is excellent.

This unique property offers a playground of outdoor activities. To mention a few: shore and deep sea fishing, scuba diving, nature trails, day trip excursions to Inhaca and Portuguese Islands, boating in the bay and around the islands, snorkelling, bird watching, whale watching and outings to the Elephant reserve.

Most visitors to this low density development are looking for the exclusivity and privacy it promises. The wide open spaces and the sheer beauty of the property have allured an audience of discerning investors.

The water temperature averages 22-24°C in winter, 25-27°C in summer and is always beautifully clean.

Pestana Inhaca Lodge

Just a 10 minute plane trip from Maputo, located on the picturesque tropical Inhaca Island. Inhaca Island is a secure and tranquil spot, lush with coconut trees and splendid vegetation is a stopover spot for yachts, sailboats and cruise ships in search of a tropical substitute in the velvet waters of the Indian Ocean, and the perfect getaway for lovers and lovers of sea sports.

Guests of Pestana Inhaca Lodge can spend your days relaxing in your chalet or by our large salt water pool, or stroll around the beautiful tropical island, or take a boat trip to the nearby Portuguese Island for a lazy day in the sun or picnic on the beach.

Inhaca Lodge offers a total of 40 rooms: doubles, twin bedded and larger family rooms. All the rooms have en-suite bathroom with shower, and are set amongst magnificent coconut palms and exotic gardens.

Pestana Inhaca Lodge also caters for conferences and business trips, with conference facilities catering for up to 40 persons.

Pestana Inhaca Lodge is the ideal breakaway with colleagues and friends. The interior is an Africa Island theme light, bright and airy, adding to the tropical island magic.

Inhacazul Lodge

If your ideal vacation dream is that of an idyllic island holiday in a true “laid-back” Tropical Island lifestyle and environment then Inhacazul Lodge is the perfect choice for your next tropical island vacation…. Inhaca Island is located (only 15 minutes by small plane from the Capital city of Maputo, or a short 2.5 hour ferry trip across Maputo Bay from Maputo Harbour,) on the northern point of the southern Mozambique coastal landmass, with lush tropical island vegetation and its famous stunning beaches, numerous colonies of coconut trees and all year round warm translucent waters.. which are ideal for sailing, fishing, diving, and many other kinds of tropical island vacations & water sports adventures…

Inhaca Island and Inhacazul Lodge is a secure and tranquil location, an ideal stopover for large yachts, visiting pleasure-boat sailors and cruise ship guests (that are dropped-off on the islands) in search of a true “tropical island” experience, (with sand under their feet for a change) and an exotic island alternative while cruising around in the warm turquoise velvet-like waters of the Southern Indian Ocean.

Ponta Torres – Nhonguane Lodge

Luxury Holiday Houses, offer catered and self-catering accommodation, fully equipped kitchens and daily service that will ensure peace of mind vacation for individuals, groups or the whole family.

Every bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with tiled floors adding to the coolness in summer. All units are air-conditioned, and all windows have mosquito nets.

Safari-tented camp offers a very comfortable alternative for the nature lover. From waking up with the early morning bird calls to sitting under the stars at night, while still in the comfort of the necessary amenities.

The camp has a large thatched roof entertainment area with kitchen, bar counter and dining area, with a social braai place under shady Marula trees.

The camp consists of 3 safari tents sleeping 4 people each. All tents have fans, ensuite bathrooms and mosquito nets for every bed.

Manico Camp

This is situated on the beautiful Inhaca Island in Mozambique, just a short and scenic 1 hour ferry ride from the bustling city of Maputo.

Sprawling white sandy beaches contrasting magnificently with the blue waters inside the coral reefs, featuring personalised and friendly service, Manico Camp offers exceptional value whether you are a couple seeking a romantic holiday, a family wanting to spend fun time with your children or a group looking for a social leisure break.

Manico Camp has 7 self-catering one bedroom brick cabins, 13 self-catering 1 bedroom bush cabins and 10 shady camping sites with power points and clean ablutions with hot and cold water.

For those who enjoy camping but do not have the equipment, Manico Camp also offers fully equipped tents with full bedding supplied.  Campers may use the communal kitchen which has gas stoves, electric freezers and refrigerators

Situated a mere 10m (!) from the high tide water mark, guests wake to the salty tang of the sea breeze in the mornings.

The self-catering brick cabins comprise 1 bedroom with two single beds or 1 double bed.  The cabins have electricity and an electric fan.  There are communal ablutions and a fully equipped communal kitchen.

Nahyeeni Private Lodge

Nestled on a hilltop and set within serene, indigenous gardens affording breath-taking panoramic views of the Bay of Maputo and Ilha das Portugueses, Nahyeeni Lodge on Inhaca Island in Mozambique is located within its own exclusive grounds overlooking the Indian Ocean and is the perfect place to relax and unwind in complete privacy, whilst still offering a tropical Island adventure with a wealth of breath-taking beaches, coral reefs and exotic marine life.

The Lodge boasts an impressive wooden deck directly in front of the main house, stretching out over the edge of the hill – here you can enjoy lazy lunches or relax on the plush sun loungers soaking up the sun whilst marvelling at unspoiled views of the magnificent Indian Ocean.

An alternate and more private deck area leads you to either a hammock for your relaxation or affords incredible panoramic views and sunsets set amongst the tree tops teeming with birdlife that will remain imbedded on the memory for years to come.

Ramos Ram Camp

This is Self-Catering Cabin and Tent Accommodation on Inhaca Island in Mozambique: Beautiful beaches and lovely sunshine. If you are looking peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of Cities. Ramos Ram camp is the place to be.

You can take long walks along the beach. Go fishing, snorkelling, swimming at Portuguese Island and Light House. Visit Restaurants and Pubs Visit the local Village or just lounge around under the trees with a good book.


Meaning Peaceful Place, is a prime water front estate on the bay of Maputo, situated on the magnificent Santa Maria peninsula, opposite Inhaca Island. Facing west, it is sheltered from the north easterly and south easterly winds. The calm water of the bay offers superb mooring facilities for a boat directly in front of sites. There are six houses built in the front row, with additional houses planned. The water frontage consists of approximately 430m of indigenous coastal forest and bush.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

You can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences.

Relish a host of luxury comforts in our boutique collection of 44 beach, sea view and pool villas, which have been designed in natural harmony with the unspoiled island surrounds.

Spend lazy days at a quiet beachfront pool that is reserved exclusively for adults, or take your little ones to play in the dedicated family pool. Feel revitalised at our pampering spa with an extensive range of treatments and specialist hydro facilities.

Discover some of the world’s best scuba diving as you go in search of dugong, turtles and whales. Experience an anglers dream with amazing deep sea fishing.

Master windsurfing, water skiing and wake boarding, or set out in search of dancing dolphins. Then as a postcard perfect day draws to an end, catch the wind in your sails at sunset aboard a traditional show boat.

Benguerra Lodge

A unique and unparalleled African island nirvana is washed by the warm crystal clear, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Benguerra Lodge is intimate and offers genuine hospitality, personalized service and a personal knowledge of the natural environment.

Benguerra Lodge has a rich East African and Arabic feel evidenced in both the decor, and the unique and appetizing food.

The rooms all merge organically into the surrounding forest and are only steps from the gorgeous silver-white beach of Benguerra Bay. Magnificent African sunsets, solitude and peace are a reality at Benguerra.

Guests can choose to do as little, or as much, as they want. Relax on unspoiled and undisturbed beaches or dive the pristine, uncharted depths. Take a walk through the indigenous forest and enjoy bird watching, or have a castaway picnic on a remote stretch of beach.

Spend hours teasing the fish on fly or indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy massage. This is barefoot luxury at its very best. It is no wonder that Benguerra Lodge is one of the most sought after African island destinations for the discerning international traveller.

Azura Benguerra Mozambique

This is the country’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Azura Benguerra is built and operated in partnership with the local community; Azura has only 15 villas, each with their own infinity pool and designed for the ultimate in pampering and privacy.

With unsurpassed levels of cuisine and service, a vast range of activities and experiences, and a unique African spa, you have the perfect island getaway.  A visit to Azura Benguerra Mozambique is all about you.

Wander in and out as you please. Find a quiet corner to read a book, or a place to share the stories of your day with others.

And Beyond Benguerra

Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Looking out onto a sandy beach and set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides, this exclusive beach getaway is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

Surrounded by premier diving sites, the lodge is the gateway to an underwater wonderland for divers, with a rich variety of tropical fish species complemented by Africa’s only population of the rare dugong.

The deep Mozambique Channel, which runs alongside the island, is renowned for its game fish and Benguerra Island offers some of the world’s best catch-and-release deep sea fishing and fly fishing opportunities.

While the island is fringed with golden, sandy beaches, its interior is a lush patchwork of forests, wetlands and fresh water lakes.

Horse riding trips and island expeditions explore both the coastline and the interior of the island, uncovering traditional culture at the local village and climbing soaring sand dunes.

Complexo Palmeiras

This is located Bilene, which is positioned about 200 kilometres north of Maputo in the Gaza Province, facing a salted lagoon, about 35 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide, connected to the sea by a channel, makes it a very secure family holiday with warm crystal clear water.

Complexo Palmeiras offers a well-equipped restaurant where traditional Portuguese dishes are served, well known for fish and peri peri chicken as well as sea food; Try us, with a variety of drinks at our bar.

Tenda Tora Lodge

Mozambique is world renowned for its endless stretch of breath-taking coastline, pristine beaches and host to some of the best scuba diving and deep sea fishing sites around the world. Bilene is surrounded by magnificent white sandy beaches.

The Lodge provides affordable and up market Self-catering accommodation in Praia do Bilene (Bilene Beach) with fully licensed restaurant and bar.

Villa Mikole

Owned and run by long-time Ilha de Mozambique resident Caku Amaral-Dias, Villa Mikole is a typical 19th century flat-roofed island house which comfortably accommodates eight people on a bed and breakfast basis.

Villa Mikole is fully equipped for self-catering, and serviced.  There is also an outside patio and garden equipped with barbeque facilities.

Hotel Omuhipiti

This is situated on Ilha de Mozambique which is a World Heritage Site situated just off the main land approximately 2000km up the coast from Maputo and 500km from the Tanzanian border.

Previously the country’s capital it was an important trading post for all shipping in the Western Indian Ocean, it attracted merchants from around the globe dealing in gold, spices, ivory and slaves.

All the rooms with telephone, air conditioning, sat television, and all the comfort to make you feel right at home.

There is a 4 star restaurant where you can enjoy the typical cuisine of the Island, from a delicious shrimp curry, to a sensational lobster, to many other tasty specialties.

Apart from the natural beauty, just a few steps away from the Hotel, you will find masterpieces from different civilizations. Since the beginning of time the good wind brought distant people to the Ilha de Mozambique.

Patio dos Quintalinhos

Casa Gabriele is a charming guest house run by Gabriele (Italian) in an old beautifully restored house, where the rooms are arranged around an internal courtyard and garden.

The house also has a swimming pool, in an old water reservoir, and meals can be prepared on demand by your hosts. Gabriele Melazzi, Italian architect, lives and works in Mozambique as a free-lance.

He spent three years restoring a beautiful ancient Portuguese house which is now a lovely place to take a rest and enjoy the Island’s life. The old water tank is now a salt water swimming pool surrounded by a relaxing garden.

Massinga Beach

This offers guests the opportunity to experience the splendour of Mozambique in a truly luxurious setting.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that each guest feels that they are the only ones on our stretch of paradise, so whether you are looking for a secluded escape, romantic honeymoon or an exquisite underwater diving experience, you can rest assured that our highly-trained staff will take care of you.

Massinga Beach is located 80kms north of the historic city of Inhambane. Spectacular ocean views, five-star local cuisine and luxurious accommodation will make the rest of the world fade away.

The first phase of accommodation is complete and includes 10 double en-suite freestanding units overlooking 180-degree breath-taking ocean views.

The spacious units are ideally nestled to ensure absolute privacy. Stylish bathrooms with rain shower and bath open onto your own private deck, where at sunset you can enjoy a sun downer in the tranquil water of your very own plunge pool. In the evenings you can simply relax and enjoy the wonders of our galaxy.

Southern Sun Maputo

This is magnificently situated on the beachfront, on the Avenida da Marginal, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Southern Sun Maputo is a haven for both business and leisure travellers and is located just 7 km from Maputo International Airport.

The high standards of quality and service you expect from Holiday Inn world-wide are complimented with a welcome that is always warm and friendly.

The restaurant at Holiday Inn offers guests a wholesome buffet breakfast, as well as a la carte and buffet dinner. Light meals and sun downers are available on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sparkling ocean.

The rich Portuguese heritage of this attractive city is echoed in the continental decor throughout the hotel.

Southern Sun Maputo offers extensive services which include a hairdresser, boutique and convenience/curio shop, as well as two meeting rooms accommodating up to 20 people each.

Apart from an excellent fitness centre, there is an outdoor pool right on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. There is also some excellent diving off the Mozambique coast.

The Hotel Polana

This has everything to indulge and perk up the weary traveller in the Polana Gym, with its steam room, gymnasium and aerobics classes on site.

Some of the Polana Hotels millennium musts include a superb gym, stylish international and piquant local cuisine, a state of the art conference centre and banqueting suite, a full range of sporting activities, a vibrant entertainment schedule, an art gallery, a colourful selection of bars, wonderful rose gardens, lush tropical grounds and what must be one of the most panoramically luxuriant swimming pools in Africa.

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort

This is Situated on the southern Peninsular of Pemba, close to the Quirimbas National Park, Diamonds Mequfi Beach, is a luxury 5* Resort built on the sandy dunes of the stunning Mecufi Bay.

The Resort lies at about one hour drive from the international airport of Pemba which is connected to South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania with 3 to 4 flights a week and daily flights to the capital city of Maputo.

Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort is the perfect choice to unwind in style after a safari journey in the great African outdoors, and discover the untouched beauty of the Mozambican nature.

The tranquil Pemba Beach Hotel

This offers guests a choice of well-equipped and furnished rooms facing the azure Indian Ocean. A la carte menus and buffets specialising in famous Mozambican cuisine, including seafood, are served in the Quirimbas Restaurant with its attractive alfresco terrace.

There is an excellent range of Mozambique accommodation for guests to choose from with each room offering magnificent views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.

Pemba Beach Hotel offers the choice of 60 hotel rooms as well as 8 self-catering Villas: 20 double rooms 38 twin rooms 2 suites 14 inter-leading rooms suitable for families.

The bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with bath/shower, air conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, coffee/tea making facilities, electronic safe, international plug sockets and hair dryer.

All rooms at Pemba Beach Hotel have a laundry & valet service. Outside the rooms, manicured lawns stretch down to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

The infinity edge salt-water swimming pool presents an excellent opportunity to enjoy sun downer cocktails whilst admiring the breath-taking view.

Casa 21 Xai Xai

Nestled in the dunes of Xai Xai beach is the holiday resort of Eco-Estate. Built in perfect harmony with nature and flowing with the rolling dunes that protect this pristine coast-line.

Your house for this stay in Casa 21; far from the closest neighbour with a large deck surrounding the front of the property. Your views of the turquoise blue Indian Ocean are breath-taking.

Just a 5 minute walk from the beach it is the ideal spot for those early morning walks along the beach to collect sea shells washed up overnight. This is the ideal self-catering accommodation for your Mozambique Beach holiday.

An early morning rise guarantees you a stunning sunrise before your delicious breakfast on the deck with your magnificent sea views.

Vilanculos beach lodge

This is situated in the small coastal town of Vilankulo. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto national park.

The lodge is constructed from natural indigenous elements of thatch and local hardwood which have been combined in perfect harmony with plaster walls and wood frame windows and doors.

The result is relaxed yet stylish accommodation. The lodge has 22 Double Luxury Bungalows all en-suite with showers, mosquito nets, room safes, coffee & tea facilities and amenities, they are also all air conditioned for you for your comfort.

The bungalows are set amidst lush indigenous gardens with balconies- most with sea view which offer exceptional views of the sun rise over the ocean-allowing guests to truly relax and soak up the idyllic atmosphere.

The lodge also offers 1 presidential suite which is built on stilts and offers superb views of the ocean and the islands in the distance.

It has two en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable open plan lounge as well as a spacious covered veranda which is perfect for those early morning cups of coffee or late afternoon sun downers.

The pool area has incredible uninterrupted views of the Azure blue Ocean as well as the stunning Archipelago whilst our infinity pool offers a welcome retreat from the heat of the day.

The restaurant offers traditional Mozambican, Portuguese and International cuisine all prepared by our passionate kitchen team.

Turtle Cove

This is situated in Tofo, 20kms from the town of Inhambane and 450kms north of Maputo. Tucked away amidst the lush palm gardens, approximately 1km back from Tofinho and Tofo beach, we are NOT on the beach, however, a 15minute walk away from all surrounding swimming beaches as well as the Tofinho Point Surf Spot.

Guludo Beach Lodge

Squeezed between the dazzling Indian Ocean and wild African bush, Guludo Beach Lodge overlooks undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Mozambique. In the north of the Quirimbas National Park; Guludo boasts incredible wildlife, above and below the warm waters edge.

Guludo Beach Lodge is perfectly situated to discover these wonders including diving the pristine coral reefs, exploring the islands, soaking up the rich local culture as well as taking in the vast African bush.

Guludo; a tropical, barefoot paradise, on a deserted, powder white beach. Lapping turquoise waters, rustling palms and a sultry sun guarantee complete tranquillity.

Guludo has a rustic exclusivity with spacious, beach-front bandas and an intimate feel with character filled service and an exotic, fresh seafood-based cuisine.

The perfection of Guludo is sealed in its design, ensuring the presence of each guest actively benefits the local community and environment just by being there.

Golden Beach Village Ponta do Ouro

This is a beautiful Lodge 7 km out of Ponto Do Ouro. It is made up of beautiful modern large self-catering houses. All rooms have aircons, luxurious finishes and DSTV

1 BEDROOM VILLAS – sleeps 2 (number 1, 8, 11)

These three Villas are one bedroom Villas and sleep 2 people each.  They consist of one en suite bedroom, Villa 1 has a king size bed and the other two villas have 2x 3/4 beds per room (can be pushed together/apart).

The lounge, dining and kitchen area is open plan and fully equipped for self-catering.  Villa 1 is a seafront Villa and has panoramic sea views, Villa 8 and 11 are situated further back on the Resort and have no sea views due to the coastal forest.  They are all around a 5 minute walk from the beach.

2 BEDROOM VILLAS – sleeps 4 (number 2, 7, and 12)

These 2 bedroom Villas consist of 2 en suite bedrooms and sleep 4 people. Each bedroom has 2x 3/4 beds per room (can be pushed together/apart).  The lounge, dining and kitchen area is open plan and fully equipped for self-catering.

Villa 2 is a seafront Villa and has panoramic sea views, Villa 7 and 12 are situated further back on the Resort and have no sea views due to the coastal forest. They are all around a 5 minute walk from the beach.

3 BEDROOM VILLAS – sleeps 6 (number 3, 9, and 10)

These 3 bedroom Villas consist of 3 en suite bedrooms and sleep 6 people. Each bedroom has 2x 3/4 beds per room (can be pushed together/apart).

The lounge, dining and kitchen area is open plan and fully equipped for self-catering. Villa 3 is a seafront Villa and has panoramic sea views, Villa 9 and 10 are situated further back on the Resort and have no sea views due to the coastal forest. They are all around a 5 minute walk from the beach.

4 BEDROOM VILLAS – sleeps 8 (4, 5, A, B, C)

These Villas are double story and each Villa has its own private swimming pool, except for villa 4. The bottom story consists of 2 en suite bedrooms and an open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area that is fully equipped for self-catering.

Upstairs is another 2 en suite bedrooms and a TV lounge with DSTV. Villa 5,  A, B and C have 2x King size and 4x single beds (can be pushed together/apart) and Villa 4 has  2x 3/4 beds per room (can be pushed together/apart).

Villa 4 and 5 re closest to the beach and have sea views. Villa B and C have slight sea views over the tree tops and villa A has no sea views as this is nestled amongst the trees. A, B and C are situated furthest back on the resort, closest to the restaurant area.