The Lodge has been closed effective 07 January 2015 for refurbishments. No indication as yet of when it will reopen. The Private Villas can still be booked with access only available via private charter flights from Dar Es Salaam or Pemba (quotes on request)
The small island of Vamizi is home to the beautiful Vamizi Island Lodge. The kitalas are spacious inside and out, with ample space between each to ensure privacy throughout Vamizi Island Lodge. Each kitala also has its own direct access to the beach. Vamizi Island Lodge kitalas are decorated in a style reminiscent of the colonial days, and also each have their own decks. Sunchairs and Swahili Day Beds are also in each chalet.
The 10 kitalas offer three different options:
- Luxury Kitala - The luxury kitala has a king sized double bed. Twin beds are available upon request.
- Luxury Double Kitala - The Luxury Double Kitalas are made up of two Luxury Kitalas with a shared living area. This configuration is ideal for two couples travelling together or for families with older children.
- Luxury Family Kitala - The Luxury Family Kitalas constitute a Luxury Kitala with a smaller second bedroom attached, perfect for up to three children. The second bedroom has a smaller bathroom with shower and is set back from the shared living area.
Located in a pristine area of the reserve, diving can be done off the shore into unspoilt reefs. Fishing and snorkeling are also very popular. For the wilder of Vamizi Island Lodge’s clientele, walking trails are available, kayak trips and community visits can also be arranged. Seasonally turtles can be seen nesting along the beach on Vamizi Island. Nesting season is between December and July, peaking in March and June. Between the months of July and September each year the Humpback Whales pass by Vavmizi island and whale watching is a popular way to see these gentle giants of the ocean up close.
What is Special?
Vamizi is an ideal honeymoon destination for the discerning traveller. Large, spacious accommodations, endless beaches, attentive service and a variety of world class activities above and below the water are waiting to be enjoyed. Their romantic castaway picnics in deserted locations around the island is the ultimate desert island experience - in luxury of course!
The island is reached by light aircraft transfer from either Pemba Airport (Mozambique) or Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania). These flights are currently only available twice a week - on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights from Pemba will fly directly to the island but flights from or to Dar Es Salaam will first stop over at Mocimboa da Praia for custom and immigration clearance. Flight requests on any other day of the week can be done by private charter - quoted on request.
Vamizi Island Lodge Facilities
Island Location, Bar, Restaurant, Ceiling Fans, Wellness Centre, Activities Centre, Dive Centre, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling
Vamizi Island Lodge Slideshow
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