located in Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
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Guludo is a small, barefoot lodge in the Quirimbas National Park, perfectly positioned to provide accommodation that shows off all Mozambique's greatest treasures. Our Bandas (Villas) provides everything you need and nothing you don’t. With high roofs, gentle sea breezes, beach views, alfresco En-suite bathrooms with a stunning “loo with a view”; the perfect setting to relax and discover this unique location.
Our beautiful adobe Bandas have been hand-built by a local workforce and design by award-winning architects Cullum & Nightingale; combining the best of traditional techniques with clever design features and eco-technology to provide the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Each Banda is just footsteps from the beach. The large double doors and window create a natural fusion of the in and outdoor spaces and a feeling of openness. A large high roof opens upwards and outwards, covering the spacious stylish Swahili-inspired veranda, hammock and traditional beach sun loungers. The design takes advantage of the gentle sea breezes, ensuring the Banda stays cool, day and night.
Inside is a discrete shuttered window (reminiscent of a castles' arrow slit or lancet) sits above a writing desk, where the morning tea, coffee and pastries are left. The sleeping area is on a raised platform boasting a lavish king-sized bed under an extravagant, hand-crafted mosquito net; ensuring the most is made of the dazzling sea views. Behind the bedroom is a large open air bathroom with twin sinks and mirrors, ingeniously carved out of the Banda wall. A huge shower completes a Zen like space from where you can relax, unwind and shower under the canopy of bright stars. Positioned to the side of the private bathroom and up a small staircase is one of the best views in the lodge... the view from the eco-loo!
Reasons to stay at Guludo lodge?
Guludo has one of the best beaches in Northern Mozambique. It is a perfect combination of the dazzling Indian Ocean and wild African bush where both can be experienced. The discovery of local communities through interaction with local people at grassroots level. The remoteness of Guludo makes it extra special, you couldn’t find a better place to disconnect, relax, blend in with nature and revive from the day to day. The friendliness of the staff who provide a relaxed but very professional service, they just can’t stop smiling. The proximity to the Quirimbas Archipelago, home to stunning islands and wildlife