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Marimba Secret Gardens

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In a peaceful and pristine bay, 25km north of Vilanculos, Marimba Secret Gardens offers comfortable and unique accommodation for individual travelers. Take a time out in pure nature, get to know the traditional Mozambican way of life or discover the Bazaruto Archipelago either by diving, snorkeling or just a day trip.Our restaurant offers a combination of European and African dishes and a big range of cocktails.
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
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Macunhe, Vilanculos 1304 Mozambique
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Vilanculos Airport14 mi
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Hello everyone,I would like to put you into context. The owners bought Marimba in 2007 and stayed several years living in Mozambique. Now they are back in Switzerland, where they are originally from, and come back twice a year to Marimba for a couple of weeks. This said, the
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My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights as our introduction to the intoxicating country that is Mozambique. We were collected from Vilanculos airport and driven in a bakkie truck for 90 minutes across rutted, barely accessible sand roads to Marimba’s wonderfully remote location.
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If you like a place far from everything and if you don"t mind having no constant electricity or ensuite bathrooms, then this is the place to go. The huts are all built on stilts surrounding a bonfire place for the evening. The beautiful garden and the many details like shells,
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Staying at Marimba will be a highlight on your holiday. The property ist more than beautiful and has an extraordinary vibe. The evening bonfires are best to end your day with. Living in the mozambiquen bush for at leat 1-2 nights at marimba is a must - even on a backpackers
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Marimba is a unique eco-friendly resort, built and managed in a joint venture with the local community. As it is located practically in the middle of nowhere, it's a fantastic place to just kick back and relax. Sadly we didn't get to meet the managers, but were extremely well
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"Take a torch and be patient if the cell reception and internet connectivity are unpredictable."
"The rooms have no bathrooms, but there are clean showers and bathrooms close to the rooms. The only thing you need to prepare for is that there is no aircondition in the rooms and the electricity is turned off around 22.30 - then there is not much more to do than going to bed!"
"All of the casitas are basically the same and comfortable but not luxury, but for the price you can't beat it."
"All the rooms are similar."
"The rooms we stayed in had 3 bunk beds that were very nice and had a lot of head room on the bottom bunk. The mosquito nets were well fashioned too."
MozambiqueInhambane ProvinceVilanculos
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