Vamizi Island is a part of the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique. The lodge is located on the north side of the small island along the edge of indigenous tropical forest overlooking a white sand beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The clear blue waters are home to abundant marine life and coral reefs, and the thick forests of hibiscus, casuarinas, and acacia tress are home to numerous bird species.

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Vamizi Island features 10 spacious and private ocean-facing villas, each spaced a good distance apart. Each of the palm-thatched villas has an en suite bathroom, a private sitting room, and its own stretch of beach. The private decks are furnished with sun chairs and daybeds, perfect for lazing away the afternoon on the beach. Two of the villas have an extra bedroom to accommodate families.

The large open dining room features a bar along the water’s edge. Fresh local ingredients and an amazing array of seafood are a main part of the cuisine, which focuses on Mediterranean and Indian Ocean flavors. Beach picnics can also be arranged.

The amazing marine diversity makes Vamizi Island an excellent place for snorkeling and diving activities. Dive sites vary from shallow for beginners to vertical for more experienced divers, and lessons can be arranged as well. Fishermen will find excitement here, too, as the reefs are teeming with predators. For the fly-fishermen willing to bring their own equipment, twelve different species have been caught to date.

Guests are also invited to discover the natural wonders of the island. There are numerous trails through the forest, which is home to a variety of birds as well as Samango monkeys. Along the beaches, you’ll find giant coconut crabs and sea turtles that use Vamizi’s protected beaches for nesting grounds. The lodge also offers guided or solo kayaking adventures, and there are two dhows for cruising and snorkeling.

Vamizi Island is also committed to community conservation efforts. The island is an important refuge for wildlife, including some of the last remaining unbleached coral reefs. The Cabo Delgado Biodiversity Project works with the islands’ fishermen to preserve the mainland and marine habitats of Vamizi and nearby Rongui and Macaloe. The lodge was also built by villagers with materials sourced from local sustainable sources, and the lodge is supporting the construction of a local school and clinic.

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