Guludo lodge and dive center, Quirimbas National Park
245 USD Diving Beaches Culture
Guludo is a tropical, barefoot beach paradise; 12 kilometers of deserted powder-white sand nestled between the dazzling azure Indian Ocean and wild African Bush, in the Quirimbas National Park, North Mozambique.
Accommodation provides you with everything you need and nothing you don’t: with high roofs, gentle sea breezes, alfresco en-suite bathrooms, barefoot luxury has never felt more indulgent. The award-winning bandas have been designed to ingeniously blend luxury with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and with the highest of environmental and social integrity.
The beautiful adobe bandas have been hand-built by a local workforce and design by award-winning architects Cullum & Nightingale; combining the best of traditional techniques with clever design features and eco-technology to provide the ultimate in barefoot luxury. A large high roof opens upwards and outwards, covering the spacious the stylish Swahili-inspired veranda, hammock and traditional beach sun loungers. The design takes advantage of the gentle sea breezes, ensuring the banda stays cool, day and night. Inside is a discrete suttered window (reminiscent of a castles' arrow slit or lancet) sits above a writing desk, where the morning tea, coffee and pastries are left. The sleeping area is on a raised platform boasting a lavish king-sized bed under an extravagant, hand-crafted mosquito net; ensuring the most is made of the dazzling sea views. Behind the bedroom is a large open air bathroom with twin sinks and mirrors, ingeniously carved out of the banda wall. A huge shower completes a zen like space from where you can relax, unwind and shower under the canopy of bright stars. Positioned to the side of the private bathroom and up a small staircase is one the best views in the lodge... the view from the loo! Stable door style shutters allow you to decide on just how proud you want to whilst enjoying the view!
Guludo's long, safe, gently sloping beach is the perfect playground for children of all ages. There is plenty to keep a family busy, with most families staying 1 to 2 weeks and endless opportunities for children to interact with local children and gain an insight into local life. It is designed to enable parents to keep their children close but in a separate living space The banda comprises of two adjoining buildings, one side being a lounge and areas for the children to sleep safely under mosquito nets and the other side a large bedroom for the parents with an extravagant king-sized bed. Cots are also available on request and can be placed within the same mosquito net as the parents. The team at Guludo is always excellent with children and thoroughly enjoys having families to stay; always going the extra mile to help take the pressure off parents as well as entertaining the children. There are several complementary services we can provide to help families, including a daily laundry and a baby sitting service during the day or evening.
The essence of Guludo is relaxation and discovery. Time is spent drifting over magnificent coral reefs, watching humpback whales, visiting islands and mingling in the local village. Guludo has a full PADI dive centre (due to reopen in July 2017) with excellent equipment and tuition which caters for novices through to experienced divers. Other activities: Rolas island trip, Ibo island trip, stand-up paddling, elephant lookout, sunset cruises, whale watching in season, beach archery, village football, beauty on the beach, Pangane beach and visiting community projects.
Guludo is also responsible tourism at its finest, even while snoozing in your hammock you are helping to relieve poverty. Guludo’s well established charity, Nema Foundation, works with local communities focusing on education (feeding 800 school children a day, building primary schools, giving scholarships), health (tackling malaria, HIV, malnutrition and infant mortality), water (30 water points now complete), enterprise (4 successful craft groups) and conservation (marine and agricultural).
An elegant lodge awarded by "Conde Nest Traveller" as best small resort and voted one the 100 best hotels in the world by the "Sunday Times Travel". It also received the best community safari property in Africa by the "Safari awards".
- King size bed
- Complimentary water in the room
- Visa credit card accepted
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Mosquito net
Price terms and conditions
Rates per person and per night in Adobe Banda based on a double occupancy from $245
Single supplement: $100 per night
The rates include :
- All meals
- Many activities : visit of Guludo village, sunset sail, beach archery, village football, pottery, dhow fishing
The rates exclude :
- Transfers from Pemba, Ibo or Matemo island
- Park entrance fee ($15)
- Motorized activities and diving
By road from Pemba or by boat from Ibo and Matemo islands
The latest a car transfer can be completed is 4 pm
Children are very welcome. Children under 3 years are free, 3 to 11 years 50% discount, 12 to 15 25% discount
Free nights - Subject to availability. Available in non- peak months only
Stay 4 nights and get 1 complimentary night
Stay 5 nights and get 2 complimentary nights
For any stay of 5 night or over the bride is offered a 50% discount
Please note that offers can't be combined together
Please enquire about SADC special rates and last minute offers
Photos are the property of Guludo