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  • Reviews: 336

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Casa Babi: Stunning location, wonderful food

Everything was perfect with this guesthouse from the moment that I made my first enquiry right through to the end of my stay. Every email that I sent was answered promptly and communication was excellent. As soon as I informed Sabrina that I was vegetarian, she began planning a menu to fit my dietary requirements.

I was met at the airport by Denis and unfortunately my dive bag did not arrive. Denis located an ATM that took Mastercard, which I had not realised is not widely accepted in Mozambique (see my tip) and then took me to a local supermarket so that I could buy essential toiletries. The next day whilst I was out diving, Sabrina went to the airport and collected my bag for me.

The guesthouse is small, it only has four rooms but it is exquisitely decorated and the intimate atmosphere made for a beautiful stay as I got to know the other guests who were staying there. Meals were magnificent, Sabrina is an excellent chef and the three course dinners that she prepared every evening were to die for.

My biggest regret was planning such a short stay in Vilanculos, I really wished that I had booked a longer stay. Without doubt, this was first class accommodation and I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone. When I return to Vilanculos in the future, I will definitely stay here again.

Exquisitely decorated rooms.
Intimate atmosphere.
First class hosts.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Women's Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Diving and Snorkeling
  • Written October 31, 2013
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  • Reviews: 38

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Olar do Ouro: Wonderful guesthouse

Peaceful and quiet. Exceptional personal service and 3 course dinners to challenge a 5 star restuarant

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written February 7, 2011
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  • Reviews: 71

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Hotel Girassol: Best hotel in Nampula!

This is a Hotel which has a mini shopping area and restaurant inside the Hotel. It is is in the central part of town and has a internet cafe even though it stays full during the days and their connections is slow.

It is the tallest building in tow so you can stand at the top of the hotel and overlook the town. At the top it has a very nice restaurant that is pricy but has great food!

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written May 1, 2010
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Pensao Gurue: Mozambican Unexplored Treasure Gurue

Hi Friends of Gurue, Mount Namuli, Namuli Apalis and the Gurue Teagardens

I'm back in Zambezia after several years working around continents helping people in Emergencies and Development Projects.

Until end of 2002 I was running the than well known Pensao Gurue in Zambezia Province. After I left a local accommodation lease brought down the place.

Starting May 2010 I hired a experienced Austrian couple trained in various Hotels in Europe to refurbish and run the Pensao.

Again we welcome Backpackers for Camping, Overlander's and 4x4 Adventurers to stay in our secure Carpark and all other Guests.

I'm available for any question!

Welcome to Gurue

Peter Pichler

skype: peter_pichler
mail: pensao.gurue@gmail.com or peter@peter-pichler.com
mobile: +258843058393

Fair prices and good attention, English and German spoken

Hiking:
The vast area of Mozambique north of the Zambezi has remained virtually unexplored since Jack Vincent`s explorations there in the 1930s. Access to the region is however reasonably good, and a 1998 expedition to Mount Namuli, Gurue re-discovered the country`s only endemic, Namuli Apalis, hitherto unseen since its 1932 discovery and found to be still thriving in the Ukalini forests of this truly spectacular massif. Other exiciting species of the northern forests include the enigmatic and elusive Dapplethroat, Thyolo Alethe and, on Mount Chiperone further south, White-winged Apalis.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written April 12, 2010
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  • Lebone profile photo Lebone
  • Reviews: 3

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Palm caravan park & chalets palmerios: Camping in Bilene

This place is right on the lagoon. The camping amenities are very basic - electricity point and tap at each spot and a communal sink. The bathrooms are also communal but very clean. They also have a bakery on site and each morning breakfast and supper was accompanied by warm, freshly-baked bread. This makes life so much easier since you can just get sea-food from the market, cook on open fire and add fresh bread and a great meal awaits. There's also a restaurant, although I only had drinks there.
The village market is very close by and you can get amazing seafood and fresh veggies. If you wake up early enough, you will find the village women just after catching crabs & prawns from the sea, you can buy from them - most restaurants in the village get their seafood from these ladies.
They also have Chalets on site.

Amazing beach, bakery on site, very clean bathrooms, very cheap, village market very close by

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Water Sports, Camping, Budget Travel
  • Written February 24, 2009

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  • Reviews: 10
Zongoene Lodge Mozambique: Mozambique's on it budget side

Hotel Description:
It is for Budgeted travels .Where the Limpopo bends and winds to meet the sea there stands a light house. And nestled between the dunes and the trees an unspoiled paradise waits for you.

Room Features:
-The Lodge accommodates a total of 62 guests in two bedroom family units (accommodating four).
-Pool chalets (accommodating two).
-All have en-suite bathrooms
-All have sliding doors
-With wooden balconies
-Provides self catering Dunes camp (14guest can be accommodated in 5 en-suite, fully serviced)
-Private Swimming Pool
-Limpopo flood plains
-Self Catering (Big House accommodates 4 to 6 people)
-2 en-suite rooms (kitchenette, with kitchen helper, dining area and large veranda)
-Pool (located at the main lodge)

Hotel Facilities and Amenities:
-Fish the tidal estuary, the surf, the reefs, or the deep blue sea from our customized ski boats.
-Scuba Dive the local sites or enjoy the delights of the Bilene Reef.
-Discover deserted beaches, massive sand dunes, coastal forest and African villages on 4 wheel motor bikes, or even bare foot!
-Explore the dunes and forest on our 2 hour 4x4 trails, challenging your driving abilities.
-Spot many unusual birds in the delicate eco-systems.
-Enjoy leisurely breakfast or sunset River Cruises along the Limpopo
-Drift down the estuary in your own canoe.
-Enjoy an eagle’s eye view from a micro light. (Seasonal)
-Whale and Dolphin watching.
Extra Features:
-Conference Centre (Capacity of 60 people) Perfect for team building activities.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Beaches, Mountain Climbing, Whale Watching
  • Written July 8, 2008
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  • Reviews: 10
Hotel Tivoli Maputo Mozambique: A Taste of Mozambique's Hospitality

Hotel Description:
It is a 3 star Hotel.Hotel Tivoli now offers the budget conscious leisure or business.
With an unsurpassed quality of hospitality. Located at the center of Maputo. Even though the hotel is located at the centre an ambience of serenity and complete comfort is at hand. A Hotel that has developed Hospitality to the highest quality.

Hotel Facilities and Amenities:
-5 fully air-conditioned meeting rooms (capacity of 15 to 220 people)
-Comprehensive audio visual backup
-OHP
-Screens
-Flipcharts
-Sindicate rooms
-Computer
-Faxing
-Email
-Internet
-Photocopy
-Provides the perfect venue for Wedding Receptions
-Provides Dinner Dances
- Provides Social Function

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Backpacking, Business Travel, Singles
  • Written July 8, 2008
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  • Reviews: 10
Pestana Rovuma Hotel Maputo Mozambique: Mozambique's on the Business side

Hotel Description: It is a 4 star Hotel.It is located in the centre of Maputo. It is considered a unique location Business or Holiday stays. Close to the main decision making canters in Mozambique. Also have modern equipment and the best infrastructure in Maputo for organizing conferences, meetings and dinners. Also offers a brand new Business Centre and with number of rooms with internet connection.

Room Features:
- Total 200 rooms
-8 apartments
-34 Executive suites
-31 Executive rooms
-127 Standard rooms

Rooms Equipped with:
-Air conditioning
-Satellite TV
-Telephone
-Mini bar (on request)
-Private bathroom
-Hair Dryer
-Safe Deposit Box (for hire)
-Some rooms also have a balcony

General Information:
-Non-smoking rooms available
-Electricity at 220 volts
-Laundry Service
-24 hour Room Service
-100 room have internet connection capability

Hotel Facilities and Amenities:

-Monomutapa Restaurant (capacity of 98 persons)
Breakfast served from 6:30 to 10:00 and at the weekend from 7:00 to 10:30. Lunch from 12:30 to 14:00 and dinner from 19:00 to 22:30.
-Bula Bula Coffee Shop (Capacity of 80 persons)
Open daily from 7:00 to 23:00
-Saseka Bar open every day from 10:00 to 1:30
-Djambu Bar (Pool bar) open every day 10:00 to 20:00

Internal Facilities:
-Outdoor Pool
-Gymnasium
-Business Centre
-Shopping

Gallery:
-Hairdressing Salon
-Pharmacy
-Bank
-Travel Agency
-Herbalist
-Local Craftwork Shop
-Optician, etc.

External Facilities:
-Excursions
-Diving
-Safaris
-Golf
-Tennis & squash
-Equitation and Flying and ski diving lessons.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Safari, Golf, Business Travel
  • Written July 8, 2008
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Polana Hotel Maputo Mozambique: Mozambique at its Finest

Hotel Description:
It is a 5 star hotel.It is a hotel close to Embassies, Presidency of the Republic, Ministries and main restaurants and the airport Mavalane International. A colonial building overlooking the Bay of Maputo.

Room Features:
-A total of 164 rooms
-23 Suites
-All with private bathroom, air-conditioning, Satellite TV(14 channels), IDD telephone, modem and computer facilities, free access to the Internet, mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities, safe and hairdryer.
-Can also provide a mobile office equipped with a Pentium Processor, Internet, Mail and Fax Access, Color Printer, Scanner and Color Photocopier.

Room Types available and Facilities:

Polana Mar - Standard Room (refurbished)- The majority are sea facing, twin rooms with verandah. The location of the Polana Mar building is across from the swimming pool. The rooms are quiet and comfortable.
Facilities: Separate bath and shower cubicle, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, safe, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel - Studio Room- L-shaped double rooms, although not possible to convert these rooms to twin or triple rooms. All these rooms are town facing.
Facilities: Bath/shower, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel – (Standard Room) -Our Standard rooms, with extra space for small sitting area. Standard rooms have different views, sea facing, rose garden or town facing.
Facilities: Bath/shower, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, safe, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel – (Executive Room) -All our Executive rooms have a lounge area, i.e. sofa, coffee table, within the room. Some of the Executive rooms have an unfolding sofa to be able to accommodate children up to 8 years old.
Facilities: Bath/shower, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, safe, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel – (Ambassador Suites)- Beautiful spacious rooms with an open plan marble lounge area. the majority of the rooms are situated on the ground floor. the rooms have either the sea or the rose garden view.
Facilities: Bath/shower, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, safe, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel – (Executive Suite)- Majority of the suites are sea facing and have a lovely large verandah, the Executive suites have a separate lounge and bedroom. Some of the executive suites have two bathrooms and two entrances to ensure privacy.
Facilities: Bath/shower, toilet. Television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facility, IDD telephone, 24hrs free internet connection modem port, safe, mini-bar.

Polana Main Hotel – (Presidential Suite)- The suite is sea facing situated in the center of the hotel on the first floor. The Presidential has got a dining room area for max. 10 people , with an adjacent kitchenette.
Facilities: A guest toilet, a spacious lounge area with telephone/fax facilities, TV and VCR machine, an electronic safe. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi and comes with a separate shower and toilet. The verandah has the capacity for a cocktail to a maximum of 25 people. The Presidential suite has a communicating door to an Executive suite for e.g. children, security, valet etc.

Hotel Facilities and Amenities:
Terrace restaurant
Polana Cocktail bar
Aquarius Bar
Seven meeting and Conference rooms (capacity of 300)
Hotel Gardens
Computers
Fax Facilities
Tennis Court
Polana Health Spa
Steam room
Gymnasium and Aerobics
Casino
Hair Salon
Bank
Travel Agency
Tobacco Shop
Art Gallery
Car Rental offices

Other Equipment Available:
Multi System TV and Video Recorder
Music System with Tape Deck/C.D. Player
Public Address System
Flipchart/Pens
Screen (Flexi rail)
Whiteboard (Flexi rail) and Pens
Slide Projector
Overhead Projector
Data show Projector

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Business Travel, Casino and Gambling
  • Written July 8, 2008
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  • Reviews: 2

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Manica Lodge: nice hotel in manica

I´ve stayed in manica lodge in jan. 2004 for a weekend. you will sleep in small huts- like traditional stile houses. this houses have a bathroom with shower and toilet- everything nice and clean.

the Manica Lodge have also a nice restaurant with a nice view to the Manica city and the mountains around.

around manica you can find paintings on stones from ancient bushmen. you should ask in the manica lodge for local people to guide you.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Mountain Climbing, Arts and Culture
  • Written June 2, 2008
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FATIMAS NEST: BEER, BRAAI AND BEACHES

Fatimas Nest is run by the same nice people who run Fatimas Backpackers in Maputo. It is a nice compound of mixed building that has a commanding view of the whole beach. You can have a great sleep in one of their hammocks overlooking the ocean, sit in their nice outside bar or go for a stroll day or night along the beach. They have accommodation options for everyone: Pre-erected Maru-tents, Private Bungalows, Bungalows dorms built on the sand dunes, and a fully equipped campsite with a lapa and a braai area. All their accommodation options come with mosquito nets. They also have a good restaurant or shared cooking and refrigerator facilities. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

PHOTOS KINDLY PROVIDED BY FATIMA HERSELF (PICTURED)!


• The best views of the beach
• Internet café nearby
• Buffet diner
• Free pickups from town
• Great outdoor and indoor bars
• Excursions/tours
• 24 hour security/car parking
• Swings and hammocks right on top of the sand dunes

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written May 25, 2008
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  • Reviews: 26

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Matemo Lodge: Luxury on an Island

Will experience a great luxury staying at this resort. Great beach, crystalline waters for snorkelling and diving but some corals already damaged (maybe by fisherman boats and also due the tides).
The chalets are right in front of the sea, on the beach. Big and confortable rooms and bathrooms (also with view) - with inside and outside showers and also bath tub.
The daily food buffets are great and some times you can enjoy a party dinner at the sand beach.
Great to birdwatching and also have the chance to visit neighbour islands (as Ibo). Bar/restaurant/shop/swimming pool/nautic sports/fishing/snorkelling/diving and massages.
Price includes BB, meals and non motorized watersports.

Remotness, beauty, nature, confort, luxury, massages, silence ... GREAT!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written March 11, 2008
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  • Reviews: 26

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Nkwichi Lodge: Rest and Passion on the Lake Niassa

6 nights of true happiness, luxuriant nature surrounds and cristaline waters to sail and snorkelling.
Do not expect some issues, like TV, music, dvd or similar items as they do not have electricity, telephone or roads. You will experience silence and rest and will be able to enjoy one of the most remarkable night shining skyes.

Privacy, remoteness and tranquillity. Close contact with nature/animals (trees and plants, birds, monkeys, reptiles...). Responsible tourism (integration comunity project). The sky. One of the world’s largest freshwater lakes.

Price includes all meals, non motorized activities and also cloth washing and iron.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Diving and Snorkeling, Eco-Tourism
  • Written March 11, 2008
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Bamboozi Lodge: Peaceful place on the beach

This is a place a little bit outside Tofo. It's just behind the sand dunes which means not so windy! You can camp, or stay in a dorm or a hut, somthing for everyone. They have an onsite restaurant/bar and diveshop. I was going to stay for a few days five weeks later I left...(visa running uot)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 29, 2007
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HOTEL CARDOSO: GREAT & EXPENSIVE IN MAPUTO

The first thing you notice as you walk up to the entrance of the hotel is the ornate uniforms of the Doormen. Hotel Cardoso is one of the 2 premier hotels in Maputo and charges accordingly. You walk through a nice dark panelled lobby to enter the outside garden and pool area - and the whole Bay of Maputo is at your feet! The spacious and open terrace offers stunning views. If the price puts you off from staying at this top hotel, then at least go for a tour and a drink at the poolside Bar Por do Sol. This is an excellent place to watch the sun set over the city and the bay.
Service is friendly and fast. The environment is welcoming. The facilities are fantastic by local standards. Only when you have a look in the primitive gift shop and see postcards with 20-year-old photos do you realise the fledgling efforts at luxury.
Prices are high, but they do include all taxes and transfers from the Airport. This is a great service for a first entry into Maputo.
There are 131 bedrooms, all of which have:
* Private bathroom
* Air conditioning
* Satellite TV
* Mini bar
* International direct-dial telephone and internet access points
* Hairdryer
* 24 hour room service
* Same day laundry, and dry cleaning service.
* Breakfast in the Restaurant is included in the room price
There are 3 kinds of rooms:
* A Seaview Room
* A Flamingo Room - larger, with a more spacious seating area and balcony.
* The Luxury Suites have a large lounge and a huge balcony
Dining is either in the Formal Restaurante Comandante serving international and Mozambican dishes including outside on the terrace by the pool. The Cafe O Navegador is available for something lighter.

The hotel also offers:
* A boutique selling local fabrics, pottery, handicrafts and batiks.
* 4 meeting rooms of various capacities. The largest, Salao Bayete has a capacity for up to 100 delegates.
* The meeting rooms as well as the spacious hotel gardens provide an ideal venue for wedding receptions, banquets and functions.
* The Business Centre offers:
- Secretarial service
- Translation services
- Fax/photocopying
Car parking is free
They can also arrange:
* Car Hire
* Currency Exchange at reception.
* Leisure outing like: golf, fishing, boat trips and beach visits

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Business Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written January 13, 2007
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