Mozambique – Ossimba Beach Lodge

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Ossimba Beach Lodge

Mozambique

 

Ossimba Beach Lodge is an Eco-Lodge that offers a rare and exciting combination of comfort, relaxation, tranquility, and sustainability. Private villas offer a comforting respite from a day spent rejuvenating on the beach or exploring the surrounding ocean, mangroves, or forests.

Ossimba Beach Lodge strives to preserve and respect its natural environment wherever possible. For this reason, the lodge is solar-powered and makes use of its own borehole water. The beach and surrounding perimeters of the lodge are guarded 24/7 for guests’ safety and peace of mind.

The lodge is surrounded by 50 hectares of indigenous forest, while the beach is bordered by a marine-protected coral reef. The nearby forest is home to a variety of indigenous trees, including the beautiful Baobab, as well as an array of local and migratory bird life, Sani buck, Red-tailed squirrels, mongoose, Bush babies, Vervet monkeys, and a whole lot more. This plethora of natural wonders allows for a unique opportunity to witness and experience the Mozambican landscape and take in its natural wonders.

Diving in Mozambique
A formalized marine protected coral reef sits just a few meters out from the lodge and offers one the chance to see beautiful corals and an abundance of tropical fish as well as some of the bigger reef fish species found in the area. The area is known as the coral coast, which makes snorkeling or scuba diving an absolute must when visiting Ossimba Beach Lodge.

There are various wrecks, wall dives, and other stunning locations within easy access, suitable for any dive qualification, from the anxious beginner to the highly experienced explorer. It is a macro photographer’s dream!

Divers are bound to be awestruck by the bright and beautiful underwater coral community teeming with a huge array of marine life. Expect to come face to face with a diverse array of reef fish, shrimps, moray eels, garden eels, Regal angelfish, turtles, and even the sought-after Nudibranch! The reefs on the northern side of Mozambique near Nacala Bay are known as Baixe do Pinda and offer some of the most
diverse diving in the country.

Excursions and Extracurriculars 
With the abundance of natural beauty situated on Ossimba Beach Lodge’s doorstep, there comes ample opportunity to explore. From ocean activities to forest discoveries, there is no shortage of adventure to enrich your stay. Other fun adventures include; whale watching, kayaking/stand-up paddle boards, and bird watching to name a few.

Kayaking has to be the most interesting way to explore and navigate through Ossimba Beach Lodge’s nearby mangroves. Being able to tread so closely to these unique seaside forests often makes for one of the most unique and memorable experiences of any trip to Mozambique. And the calm conditions allow beginners or advanced paddle boarders to experience a memorable day on the ocean.

Or explore the nearby vegetation by signing up for a forest walk and stopping to indulge in some bird watching. The diversity of both endemic and migratory birds present at any given time is always a delight to nature lovers and avid bird watchers alike. To experience the forest and the animals that inhabit it at its best, opt for an early morning or late afternoon excursion.

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Accommodations
Ossimba Beach Lodge offers many different room types to provide variety for every type of guest. Beach Villas are spacious in size and are offered in 2 x units perfect for a couple and 2 x family units. Each villa is situated in such a way that one feels isolated and surrounded by nature. Villas have quick and easy access to the main lounge, dining room and bar should guests want to pop out for a drink or meal. All villas come standard with the comforts required for a pleasurable stay.

Ossimba Beach Lodge also has 7 “floating” water villas on the eastern side of the lodge, facing the morning sunrise, each as private as the next one and each with its own private tidal pool.

Named by the Governor of Nampula province… “The floating water chalets” of Ossimba Beach Lodge are a unique experience allowing one to enjoy peaceful solitude with a surreal feeling of actually being on the ocean. Spend time in your own tidal pool with a glass of wine whilst cooling down in front of an amazing Seaview or simply just relax on your own deck while listening to the sound of the ocean.

The interior of the “floating houses” gives one such a feeling of luxurious peace. Falling asleep to the soothing sounds of the sea and the lapping of waves against the shore is an indescribable feeling. The villas are spacious and fitted out with king-size beds which can be enclosed with a mosquito net, 2 x single beds (optional).

Lastly, Ossimba Beach Lodge has a Honeymoon suite perfectly created for a romantic getaway. The honeymoon villa is a spacious room, fitted with a king-size bed or 2x twin beds which can be enclosed with a mosquito net.

Room features include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Safe

Dining
Dining at Ossimba Beach Lodge is an intriguing experience, with a menu that fuses both local and international flavors. Only the freshest ingredients are sourced locally, from land and sea, whilst a selection of local beers and an extensive list of wines and spirits are the perfect accompaniment to a memorable meal.

Breakfasts range from cereals, fruit, yogurt, bakes, and pancakes to a cooked breakfast of your choice. Eggs Benedict is an absolute favorite for most guests while others cannot get enough of the famous breakfast pizzas!

Weekday lunch and dinner is a-la-carte, but on weekends there is a fantastic buffet spread. Enjoy lobsters, prawns, octopus, and calamari! You will sadly have to go home with a few extra kilograms after you taste the homemade Malva pudding and Peanut-butter Ice-cream. Taste it to believe it – the BEST in Mozambique!

Getting There
Mozambique’s main airport is Maputo International Airport (MPM), located about 3km/2mi from the capital, Maputo. Mozambique is mainly a self-drive destination. You can either rent a car in Maputo Airport or in Johannesburg, from where you can drive to Maputo.

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