Vamizi Island Lodge, the first of the Maluane lodges, opened in December 2005. The spectacular 24-bed lodge is built on the northern side of the island and looks towards Rongui from the end of a long powder-sand beach.
Vamizi Island Lodge comprises of ten separate beach houses, each with its own large living room, spectacular bathroom and breezy veranda; two houses can accommodate four guests, the rest of the houses take just two guests.
The houses are all secluded from each other and look out to sea from the shade of the forest that forms the centre of the island. Samango monkeys play in the trees and prowl the glades, hunting the land crabs that live there. The décor of the Vamizi Island Lodge incorporates as much of the traditional design of the region as possible.
The roofs of the lodge are makuti (palm) thatch, based on the Mozambican style, and the emphasis is on space and openness, so the rooms are large, with high ceilings. The bathrooms have a solid slab of marble forming the wall of the shower, and hand-carved screens which provide the privacy and aesthetic detail of a Zanzibar palace. The bedrooms have king-size beds – four-posters – with free-standing frames draped in beautiful natural muslin mosquito nets. The burnt orange curtains are a fine muslin fabric, which billows softly in the wind and complements the indigo and natural colours in the room.
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Activities at Vamizi Island Lodge
Marine activities include world-class blue water fishing and fly fishing, as well as scuba diving and snorkelling in some of the most pristine coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.
Diving at Vamizi Island Lodge
The diving and snorkelling are out of this world. Already 350 species of reef fish and 30 different genera of coral have been recorded. The waters are crystal clear and the reef untouched by the ravages of man.
There are more than 10 dive sites available. Most are only 10 or 15 minutes from Vamizi by boat. There is a fully equipped dive centre and certified diving courses are available for the inexperienced. For the experienced, there is a wall dive which drops from 15 to 190 metres.
Fishing at Vamizi Island Lodge
The sea teems with game fish including sailfish, marlin, tuna, barracuda and wahoo. For fly-fishers, bone-fish are regularly caught. There is a 33 ft custom built boat fully equipped for deep sea / blue water fishing.
Other Water Sports at Vamizi Island Lodge
Snorkelling over unbleached corals
Whale watching (in season)
Deep sea game fishing & fly fishing
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 2 posted
Vamizi is great
Author: Heilner, Marcus
Posted: Tuesday, July 31 2007, 01:39:28
Hi Lize Thank you so much for the most efficient way in which you handled our booking for our amazing holiday at Vamizi Lodge!! Vamizi is great! Thanks Marcus GREAT PLACE. THANKS. Can you send me info on Vamizi. I have a new client for you. Thanks Marc
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15 2008, 13:10:30
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