Considering that Mozambique is a very expensive country in relation to its touristic facilities, I'd say that Bamboozi can be good if you're lucky. We've stayed in two different rooms there: one was awful and the other one was ok. And both of them were "ocean views" rooms, so they don't have any pattern among their rooms.
This said, if you're lucky to have a good room, spacious, with a great terrace and ocean view:
_the shower isn't good: their water is brought by trucks and is brown; no problem for your health but your clothes will remember that (especially your swimming suits)
_the water pressure isn't constant, so you'll be in the middle of the shower and suddenly water will disappear or get too cold or too hot. We decided to use a bucket to help us
_the place is clean, although is not well maintained
_their restaurant is good, but don't serve mozambican food. also, breakfast is more expensive than any other place (and worst). Go to Fatima's or Tofo Scuba for breakfast.
_their service is among the slowest one I've seen in my life (this is common in Mozambique, but there's amazingly slow)
_we've stayed there 6 days and in three times they made mistakes with our food. They pay no attention at all
All this said, Tofo beach is a nice place, great beach with more options to eat and stay than other places in Mozambican coast. I'll definitely come back to Tofo, but not to Bamboozi - there are other good options of accommodation in Tofo, although many of them aren't available to book at internet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bamboozi Beach Lodge is hidden in the center of a coconut grove next to a stretch of a untouched beach and surrounded by rural villages; this eco-friendly backpackers/beach lodge is built entirely from natural materials. Endless summer days can be spent in the cool Indian Ocean. When it is time to take a sun or sea break lay claim to a hammock and just relax. Bamboozi Beach Lodge style nights include untamed parties, but those who would rather sit on a balcony and watch the moonrise while counting fireflies and shooting stars, can do just that. Bamboozi Beach Lodge provides mozzie nets and linen. Camping amongst palms, a guest kitchen, braai areas and hot water showers. RESTAURANT & BAR. The Bamboozi Restaurant & Bar is situated on top of the dunes with spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. The Restaurant opens for breakfast and closes when the last guest leaves the Bar. There is an a-la-carte menu offering an array of dishes from fresh seafood platters made on request and delectable deserts. Daily specials are served! Enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail on the deck while watching beginner surfers finding their balance! It is also a great whale watching spot during August & September. Bamboozi has his own on site PADI dive resort center run by professional staff of Liquid Adventures Diving, offering snorkel safaris (dive with the largest fish in the ocean; the whaleshark), fundives with full rental of equipment and courses of all levels available. Our area is fast becoming famous for the resident Mantas, Whale sharks, Dolphins, Turtles and Humpback whales. LIVE THE DREAM!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bamboozi Beach Hotel Inhambane