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Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island

FROM PRICE: $ 770

Crusoe invented castaway chic, but Vamizi Island Lodge defines it.”

Vamizi Island is located a few miles off the coast of mainland Mozambique in the remote northern Querimbas’ archipelago.  Pristine coral reefs, unexplored coastline and amazing wildlife await...  The perfect romantic beach escape, Vamizi epitomises exclusive island life with just 10 spacious, ocean-facing beach villas set along one of Africa’s most beautiful, tropical beaches.   Price shown is the 'from' price per person per night.

Where is it?

Where is it?

Northern Querimbas, Mozambique

What is the best time of year to go?

What is the best time of year to go?

Best enjoyed April to December although being just off the mainland Vamizi misses out on the worst of the rains between January and March.

How to get there

How to get there

There are regular flights from Dar es Salaam or Pemba (with connecting flights to Johannesburg).

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes

Along with some of the best diving on the planet, a host of other activities include snorkelling, kayaking, whale watching, castaway picnics on other islands and walking the miles of untouched beaches.

This idyllic Indian Ocean retreat is not just about luxury – first and foremost this is a conservation success story.  Over a decade ago, the original visionaries of the Maluane Project visited the Querimbas Archipelago, where Vamizi Island lies.  Vamizi Island and neighbouring Rongui Island are set either side of an ocean basin that is extraordinary - with its vast fish stocks, abundant marine life; whales, dolphin and turtle populations.  Thus the Maluane Project began, combining tourism with wildlife conservation and community development to protect this unspoilt area.  In 2005 Vamizi Island Lodge was opened.   Through continued donations and a conservation fee charged to every guest, the Maluane Project continues to support marine research, community outreach and direct conservation initiatives.

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