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Vamizi Island Lodge

Vamizi Island, Mozambique


Stay at Vamizi Island Lodge

Simply grand or grandly simple – this lodge isn’t about the usual five star luxury and mod cons, it’s about the more rarefied pleasures of exclusive island life. Imagine wafting through muslin and filtered sunlight, flopping straight from your room into a private ocean and enjoying elegant lunches with your toes in the sand.

Exclusivity is one of Vamizi Island’s greatest assets and, as the only lodge on the island, it has the space to spread wide, so each Kitala (a local Ki-mwani word meaning luxury beach front villa) amply commands its own part of the beach.

Eight Kitalas – one or two bedroomed – are right on the shoreline, all with to-die-for views of the ocean. Both airy and generous – with over 170 square metres of timbered floor to pad about on, they have plenty of space for spreading beds, sofas, a marble shower and vanity area and outside, a sun deck.

During the day, there’s the relative formality of the thatched open dining room in the main lodge, or choose to retreat to Muntu Nkulu, the new castaway restaurant open during the winter season on the south side of the island, for a buffet and total relaxation. Or take the total desert island approach – alone with a shipwrecked picnic on some deserted beach.

A gently shelving beach, perfect sand and plenty of sunshine make Vamizi Island a haven for parents and children. The sea is rarely rough on the shore and the water is a perfect temperature, with no end of shallows to drift around in. There are plenty of toys for children and adults: kayaks, sail boats, snorkelling gear, windsurfers and fishing equipment. Fishing trips and sea cruises are a wonderful means to see the huge varieties of deep sea fish in the waters arond you; whales, dolphins or flying fish are often seen right by the boat. Back on land, nature guides can help you discover the island’s land-based wonders – exotic birds, monkeys and giant coconut crabs.


  • Child Friendly
  • Unrivalled diving on untouched dive sites
  • True barefoot luxury beach experience
  • Acres of white sand and turquoise water


The Haughtons

We really loved our time at Azura Benguerra ­- the beach here was ­perfect. The tide came right up to the edge of our beach cabana each evening at sundowner time. Both the staff and food were great and we were really well looked after. There was just the right amount of things to do, including­ fly fishing from the beach or from SUP and snorkelling. Overall it was just an incredible experience and we absolutely loved it – a real once in a lifetime trip.

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