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Nuarro Lodge Mozambique is a unique “beach & bush” lodge situated on the beautiful Baixo do Pinda Peninsula in Northern Mozambique. The lodge offers tropical private beaches and unspoiled bush with a unique biodiversity, where amazing hidden secrets can be found along the coastline including enchanting traditions, history & culture – the perfect ingredients for an authentic holiday experience!
Based on a strong concept of ethical and fair trade tourism, Nuarro is a pilot project founded, managed and built by its owners with true passion for the local environment. Built with local materials, by local people, it incorporates genuine ecological awareness and social responsibilities.
Private and sheltered with many places to relax the day away. Facing North, Nuarro stands alongside sand dunes, surrounded by indigenous bush and dotted by secluded beaches. The concession of 800ha has 3 kilometers of seafront. Each chalet has magnificent sea views and unquestionable privacy with its own access to the main beach and a private sundeck.
World class shore diving for all levels. Diving is the passion of the owners/managers of Nuarro who are all PADI Instructors/Divemasters with a combined 30 years of experience in teaching recreational diving. The local bay’s combination of dramatic continental-shelf topography, excellent water visibility, coral & fish diversity as well as easy reef access allows for world class on-and offshore diving suitable for all ranges of experience. The closeness of the continental shelf invites easy shore dives to the five pinnacles separated by white sand-falls and populated by abundant fish life and coral diversity. Along the shore more advanced divers can enjoy the “Baixo do Pinda Walls”, with drift, wreck and multilevel dives. Everywhere is a perfect opportunity for underwater photography. Many dive sites are still to be discovered!
Whale watching in season from the chalet, shore and boat. With such dramatic drop offs only 200 meters from the beach, the Humpback Whales come very close into the bay with their young. They learn communication skills which include delightful breaching performances! The whales cruise the bay during the day and produce a very special sound at night. They can be spotted from the comfort of the sumptuous king-size beds. For closer encounters, Nanatha Island Rock (a small coral island off the beach) is a strategic view point or special dhow sailing trips into the bay allow for more exciting “eye to eye” contact.
Great variety of activities – The strategic location of Nuarro brings the island feel, but also convenient access to many great locations and a variety of activities for different types of holiday makers:
Nuarro comprises 12 luxury beachfront chalets (of which 10 have a family option with an upstairs area for twin beds), panoramic restaurant with cocktail bar, centralized activity centre with beach bar and reception area. All buildings are situated over the dunes, overlooking the enchanting Memba Bay. The buildings were designed by a French architect to allow the sea breeze to pass through, thus providing great indoor climate conditions all year round. The lodge occupies an area close to 10ha with access to the main beach which is 2.5km in length plus many hidden places to relax the day away. Guests facilities include a cozy library, TV, DVD room and internet access.
The chalets are very spacious (120m² under roof) with a large verandah, hammocks and sun loungers. They are strategically placed along the dunes and amongst thick vegetation for privacy and minimum environmental impact. Each is decorated with individual touches depending on surroundings, beach entrance, front and back views. Interior features include extra long king size beds placed on an elevated floor (twins available) with quality linen, lounge area and a cozy bathroom; inside and outside showers, wardrobes, large mosquito nets. All furniture and crafts are locally made.
THE DIVE CENTRE
The activity centre has a fully equipped Dive Centre with its own reception and lounge, a separate classroom for teaching and education, a dressing area with closets and shower facilities. Nuarro offers rental of diving gear and dive tanks, all PADI dive courses and most PADI specialties. Fully kitted dive boats (tailor built dhows) with radio, GPS and emergency kits. Experienced dive instructors are available at all times to accommodate all levels of training and dive groups.