per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing an Ocean View Villa on a full board basis, including transfers.
At a Glance
Head to the local village and be welcomed by all the friendly children
Walk to the other side of the island for breakfast
Dive the pristine corals
Take a local dhow sailing boat out at sunset
Sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful local hospitality
Head into Pemba to get a flavor of Mozambique
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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Sunshine, blue skies and temperatures averaging between 24°C and 27°C along the coast are the norm, except during the rainy summer season from about December/January through to April when everything gets soggy and sticky, and temperatures exceed 30°C in some areas.
The best time to visit is from May/June to November, during the cooler dry season.
Londo Lodge is an exclusive beach hideaway only 20 minutes by speedboat from Pemba Airport, set within the Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique. Set on a peninsula, each of the six villas and suites have stunning views across the bay.
Londo Lodge is owned by a charming Dutch couple who run the hotel with a real home from home feel. With only six villas it is small and intimate with a very welcoming and laid back vibe. You are invited to kick your shoes off when you arrive and enjoy the slow pace of Mozambique life.
Delicious fresh seafood is served in different locations around the hotel with an emphasis on meals times to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, beautifully presented dishes and a glass of cold wine! The staff here are all local Mozambique people who will look after you with great pride and full of friendly smiles.
Every room is slightly different but all are large and spacious boasting spectacular ocean views from each open fronted villa. There is one beautifully positioned main pool raised above the beach near the main bar and lounge area. The beach below is a stunning sandy cove which does mostly disappear at high tide, but this is when the bay becomes one enormous pool perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
The relaxing Spa is set on the cliff edge taking advantage of the views over the Londo bay with a wide range of treatments to ensure guests relax in style.
The activities are plentiful, from snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing to exploring the surrounding mangroves by traditional dug-out canoe, visiting the local village and walking through the nearby bush marvelling at the giant Baobab trees and even spotting some resident buck!
Londo Lodge is a perfect place for families as children feel comfortable to run about and enjoy the freedom the property offers. It is also the ideal place for couples looking for a quiet retreat with plenty of areas to curl up with a book and totally unwind.
Accommodation is in four Standard Ocean View Villas and two two-bedroom Ocean View Suites, each ocean-view villa is built on a 7 meter high cliff overlooking the majestic Pemba bay. Octagonal spacious rooms with outside teak decking, louvered 3 meter wide doors and traditional bamboo and thatch roofing. All villas are fitted with handmade UK mattresses, Belgian bed linen, in and outdoor bathrooms, handmade chrome taps and showers, draped mosquito nets and air-conditioning units.
Eclectic in design, the villas have a delicate look and feel where Moroccan art blends in with traditional Maconde woodcraft and Victorian mirrors.
|Ocean View Villa||
Standard ocean view villas have one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The villas all have air conditioning and lovely views.
|Ocean View Suite||
These villas have two en-suite bedrooms, air conditioning and lovely views of the Indian Ocean.
Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children are most welcome and food and meal times can easily be adjusted to suit all tastes. Babysitting can be arranged where needed.
Facilities include a private beach and mangrove beach-bar, eclectic restaurant, cliff edge swimming pool and spa, library and a cigar bar.
24-hour personal catering, private lunch on secluded beaches, sunset dhow dinner and bush breakfast are all part of the authentic Mozambique experience on offer a Londo Lodge.
Activities are either land or sea based and the surrounding reefs draw guests to snorkel or dive with the Lodge's PADI instructor. Game-fishing and fly-fishing are available as are mangrove river trips, waterskiing or canoeing in a traditional dug-out.
Location & directions
Londo Lodge is situated on a peninsula on the southern border of the Quirimbas National Park, on the shores of the Pemba bay, a member of the exclusive group of UNESCO most beautiful bays in the world.
How to get there
Fly to Pemba via Johannesburg, Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. Only a 15-minute boat ride from Pemba, Londo Lodge lies just north of town in the Quirimbas National Park.