Why we Love Kilima Sanctuary

Mind-blowing 360-degree views out to the ocean horizon, into Machangulo Private Nature Reserve, across the bay to Maputo and Inhaca, inland to the Maputo Special Reserve.

Everything is impressive, extraordinary and dramatic – cutting-edge architecture lends itself to sturdy, modern, clean, cool earthy styles with huge open decks, spacious villa suites and a glorious swimming pool.

A full staff team to ensure your needs are met every step of the way in their smiling, unobtrusive manner – scrumptious five-star cuisine, butler services and activities in nature.

Feel as if you are living within the dunes, on the white sands with all the birds and the tiny creatures as you soak up stupendous aqua views from your voluminous white sofa.

Ready to take off from the top of huge dunes, Kilima Villa boasts an inviting evening fire pit around which to sit and share fishing and diving stories; then retire to the cinema for snacks and a great eco film.

An exceptional eco retreat designed to give back to conservation and community in the epitome of sustainable tourism ethics – and your visit becomes part of this ethos.

Kilima Sanctuary, A Palatial New Eco-Villa High on a Machangulo Nature Reserve Dune

Welcome to a brand new, magnificent eco villa siting high in the dune forests of the Santa Maria in the unknown magical Machangulo Nature Reserve. For unmatched sophistication, utter seclusion in nature and facilities beyond world class, book your suite in a destination reserved for nature lovers who love the glamourous touch to a Mozambique holiday.

A blissful place to reset and unwind, to reconnect with self and with family. Five-star Mozambique Villas on the Santa Maria Peninsula, fully serviced, catered luxury at Kilima Private Villa which is meters from the beaches and Indian Ocean. Your booking reveals your choice in nature conservation and your commitment to this eco lavish resort is the lodge’s commitment to their people and environment.

Fire Island Eco Retreats comprise a family of opulent villas in a nature reserve with community upliftment their red flag. Handpicked accommodation that is so opulent it simply reeks of the royal treatment – in a natural setting with the ocean the cinema and the surrounding estuaries, dunes and beaches the stage for your personal drama. 

At Kilima Villa, guests become part of something harmonious, gentle, and soul searching – the quest for conserving ecological biodiversity and community livelihoods with your own luxurious retreat in a lavish haven on a hill. Imagine a suite so spacious and so decadent that the silence is deafening? A place where time stands still and soft hues of nature’s palette adorn beds, floors and furnishings, creating a refuge for your mind and spirit. 

Superb Accommodation Fit for Kings and Queens at Kilima Sanctuary

Find Kilima like an eagle, perched atop the magnificent Machangulo Peninsula dune forests, a definitive and sophisticated modern citadel of bliss in nature. Each opulent villa suite boasts remarkable space where guests can spread out and be completely private yet surrounded by chic mod cons. Irresistible packages available for this high-class destination, tailor made for your relaxing holiday needs.

Meet up in the social area of stone and concrete, tasteful architecture looking from the trees in a modern, effortless manner.  A long 20m swimming pool, several lounge areas, dining areas and chilling areas. Staff come and go, serving and smiling, everything perfect all of the time.

Unbelievable 60-degee views over the bay to Inhaca and inland to the mind-blowing Maputo Special Reserve, to absorb and relax.  Only 12 guests can book this slick villa, in 6 roomy suites made for royalty, huge decks encouraging outside living. The decadent master suite spreads over three floors where guests can be private yet entertain to their hearts’ content. So much lavish detail makes this sanctuary the wedding and honeymoon destination of choice for that ultimate Mozambique vacation in paradise.  

Ubiquitous luxury, extensive space, breath-taking originality, best taste, best amenities and world class finishes, this is the finest accommodation ever rated in Mozambique. 

Inspiring Fire Island Eco Retreats is Home to Kilima Sanctuary in Santa Maria

Quintessential environmentally friendly refuges in nature where opulence, designer amenities and 6-star service make holidays top of the privileged scale and packed with royal ambience. Your getaway into nature is inspired by those who want to conserve all wildlife for future generations and who care about those who inhabit such gorgeous regions. Sustainable tourism ethics are about people and planet so that both survive and there is enough for all to go around. 

When you pay for your eco conscious holiday in Africa, you automatically contribute to reducing your carbon footprint and preserving fauna, flora, rare habitats, and communities who have lived on such natural resources for decades. If you love being pampered and you love exquisite homes with chic facilities, then you will over the opulence at all the Fire Island Eco Retreats in Machangulo Nature Reserve. 

Become a part of something out of this world, something so special that you wonder if you are dreaming. Handpicked dream vacation deals created for your desires and leisure needs – savour the golden moments and living in a transient paradise made for joy.

Mozambique’s Latest Private Nature Reserve in Machangulo on Santa Maria Peninsula

A daring, spiritual place close to Maputo, close to Maputo Special Reserve and a setting so spectacular that the beauty astounds the visitor in a sensory explosion. Get there by boat, car, plane or helicopter and absorb nature’s messages in a pristine African wilderness where communities, ecosystems and ecotourism hold hands together to save the future. 

Part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area, this nature reserve is a biodiversity hotspot stretching a massive 5700 ha and embracing 20km of exquisite white beaches up the coast. Such extravagance in these extraordinary eco villa developments, such intimate use of space and materials, so much investment in so much lavishness and exquisite taste. 

Machangulo Private Nature Reserve offers privacy and refuge in harmony with a splendid conservation region that could get World Heritage Site status. Investors preserve a unique part of the Mozambique wilderness, innately tied to a premium ecotourism initiative that hopes to engage local communities through upliftment programs, to save the environment.

Kilima Sanctuary Facilities

  • Cinema
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming pool and fire pit
  • Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Suites: Main House, Master Suite, Dune Cottage, Beach Cottage – book all as one villa or individually per day

Kilima Sanctuary Activities

  • Ocean adventures: fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, 
  • Wildlife adventures: game drives, nature trails 
  • Dune and beach walks
  • All kinds of games and activities at the villa

Getting to Kilima Sanctuary+

Accessible via a beautiful Beech 18 private aircraft, part of the decadent holiday experience.  Or by boat (60-90 minutes) from Santa Maria or by car from Maputo Special Reserve.

Contact Mozambique Travel to secure your holiday in a swish paradise sanctuary where the Santa Maria Peninsula beckons you to join in the natural wonders of Mozambique.