During a recent camping trip in Mozambique, we opted to set up camp under the coconut trees at Bamboozi Beach Lodge near Tofo. The camp, consisting of backpackers bungalows, chalets and 4 camp sites, is situated behind a dune and within easy walking distance from the village and markets for buying your daily fresh seafood. The bathrooms offer showers only and are neat, but do not expect hot water throughout the day. The generator runs between 7 and 10 o' clock in the morning and again from 4 o' clock in the afternoon till about 10. Tap water is also not fit for drinking. The renowned restaurant on the dune offers fantastic views of Tofo beach and the sunrise from here is something to behold! This is a great spot for enjoying a couple of 2Ms - the highly recommended local beer.
Bamboozi is a backpackers facility, so chances are that you may be joined by groups of young people who enjoy a good party till the early hours of the morning. We were fortunate to spend 2 nights here before a group of students joined us... But if you do not mind the occasional company, Bamboozi is a beautiful spot and offers affordable accommodation at the stunning
- 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