Guludo Beach Lodge, situated in Mozambique is a Beach Resort with a difference – positioned in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Park in northern Mozambique.
Guludo Beach Lodge is a small, barefoot lodge and is perfectly positioned to show off all Mozambique’s greatest treasures. This eco lodge is hooked on sustainable tourism.
Guludo Beach Lodge, a beach lodge that’s heart lies firmly in the local community. The lodge uses fair trade principles to partner with 16 local communities to start sustainable projects.
Smart architects designed Guludo Beach Lodge using the skills of local villagers, the lodge boosts the local economy and develops skills.
Accommodations in rustic adobe bandas, hand-built by local people with mud and lime walls, are situated on a 12 kilometre long stretch of beach lined with palm trees. Spacious high ceilings, enormous showers and loos with a view! Luxury king size beds on raised platforms and spacious verandas with a Swahili-inspired waiting seat, hammock and sun loungers to take in the beauty around you.
Guludo is one of the few eco-lodges that do not have electricity, making it extra special; lighting is provided by paraffin and solar lanterns. Recharging of electronic devices is possible in the office via a small generator.
Running water is not available but the ingenious showers and hand washing machines are regularly replenished by the housekeeping staff.
Their famous “Loos with a View” are twin-chambered composting toilets which are clean and odourless.
Guludo’s cuisine creatively blends the very best of Mozambican and Swahili flavours with an international twist.
Visit the local village for a cultural tour or take a guided mangrove boat trip. Spend the day at Ibo Island or Rolas Island and see if you can spot the infamous coconut crab (the largest species of crab). Scuba diving, Paddle boarding and whale watching are all very popular in the waters around Guludo Beach Lodge.
BEACHFRONT ADOBE BANDAS
Simple, private, spacious and making the most of this uniquely beautiful location
Our 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.
Each banda is just footsteps from the beach. The large double doors and window create a natural fusion of the in and outdoor spaces and a feeling of openness.
A large high roof opens upwards and outwards, the design takes advantage of the gentle sea breezes, ensuring the banda stays cool, day and night.
BEACHFRONT BANDA SUITES
Two buildings with an adjoining courtyard; Beautifully simple; everything you need, nothing you don’t.
Our Banda Suites consist of two adjoining Adobe Bandas; one a bedroom and the other a lounge. The buildings are linked by a covered pathway forming a courtyard between them.
Similar to the Adobe banda, it has all the same great design features yet more than the double the space. A spacious lounge with a mezzanine “snug” is across a covered walk-way from a beautiful bedroom with views over the beach. Between the two buildings lies a courtyard behind which is a large bathroom.
For families, the lounge can be converted to a second bedroom, with two beds up on the mezzanine level and the long stretching sofa can convert into either 3 or 4 more beds if needed.
Guests fly to Pemba International Airport in northern Mozambique. Pemba is accessible from Johannesburg with SA Airlink and also via Mozambique Airlines (LAM) from Johannesburg, Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi.
GPS coordinates for Guludo Beach Lodge