Over the past months there have been several new Mozambique resorts and lodges opening and our team of luxury travel experts have been keeping keen eyes on them all. With plenty of activities to keep you entertained and a focus on conservation and relaxation, Mozambique is an all-in-one luxury vacation destination.
Here are some of the new (and newly refurbished) lodges:
Travessia Beach lodge
Travessia Beach lodge is an eco-beach lodge powered entirely by solar energy!
There are four secluded casas with spacious decks and hammocks and the en-suite outdoor showers offer views over the palm grove and ocean. The thatch roof buildings are set on raised wooden decks with roll-up canvas walls.
Facilities include an infinity pool and pool bar, perched on top of a dune with panoramic views.
Guests can enjoy a tour through the surrounding bush or palm forest, accompanied by a guide. The tour usually passes private homes and local places of interest, with the opportunity to chat to local residents, see some of Travessia’s social upliftment initiatives in the area and soak up the local culture in general.
Anvil Bay, located in Maputo Special Reserve in southern Mozambique, is a private and exclusive barefoot beach camp. The beach bar lounge and restaurant are centrally positioned on the bay, so guests can choose to either be close to the action or enjoy more privacy in the outer areas.
The camp can accommodate up to 18 guests in nine casinhas (cottages), each with its own stretch of beachfront. The casinhas each have a stocked beverage station, luxury indoor and outdoor showers and a private dining deck.
Activities include beach walks, dune forest trails, beach biking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, body boarding, snorkelling, ocean safaris, whale watching trips (seasonal), rock pool exploration, shore fishing, ocean fishing, beach games, turtle nesting walks (seasonal), and private picnics.
Self-drive guests can access the lodge only by 4x4 vehicles, or guests can be collected either from the Kosi Bay/Farazela border post with a lodge vehicle, or by road or helicopter transfer from Maputo.
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, off the northern coast of Mozambique, reopened in December last year after a four-month refurbishment.
The 12-villa resort now offers larger splash pools for the beach pool villas, new outdoor furnishings for the decks, and new glass windows and doors.
A new solar photovoltaic plant is being installed with a solar charger, this technology will allow the resort to be solar powered.
Some activities in the area include dhow sailing lessons, spa treatments, beach picnics and an introductory diving class.