Mozambique, Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary
Road Travel is delighted to offer this spectacular island special package! Five Nights at Dugong Beach Lodge, including all meals, return flights from OR Tambo Airport, return boat transfers, non motorized water-sport and a Dhow Sundowner Cruise. Get in touch with us to find out more about this great value for money Island Trip.
Dugong Beach Lodge is situated on the East-African Seaboard, on the Coast of Mozabique within the boundaries of the “Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary”, the first privately managed Specially Protected National Park in Mozambique. Located on 30 000 hectares of pristine Marine and Wildlife territory, it provides a unique Beach & Wilderness Experience in a hidden corner of sub-tropical Africa. This diverse Eco-system of wilderness and wetland, with its powder white beaches and crystal clear water is host to a magnificent array of fish, dolphin and most importantly, the nearly extinct “Atlantic Dugong” (which resembles a sea lion). Shallow and deep-water reefs reveal beautiful creatures such as the great leatherback turtles, sailfish and manta ray. Deep-sea fishing of marlin and barracuda is truly spectacular and the large flocks of flamingos and pelicans are a sight to behold.
The lodge offers twelve luxurious appointed, air-conditioned chalets with direct access to the beach via individual walkways. The two bedroom chalets have a plunge pool. All rooms have outdoor showers, and a private deck furnished with day beds for relaxation or wellness treatments and where private dinners can be enjoyed. There is an interflowing swimming pool with an island-style bar and martini seats with spectacular views of the ocean.
Due to the remoteness of Dugong Beach Lodge power is obtained from a combination of solar and generator power. The generator operates for a few hours as the sun begins to set until approximately half an hour after the last guest has gone to bed. Limited essential lighting and ceiling fans can still operate after the generator has been switched off due to solar power. The water has been professionally tested and although it is safe for drinking, mineral water is available.
Vilanculos is approximately 700km north of Maputo. The flight from OR Tambo to Vilanculos is included in this package. The trip from the Airport to the boat takes approximately 10 minutes and guests are transported in an air-conditioned 14 seater minibus. The boat transfer to Dugong Beach Lodge takes about 45 minutes. The Archipelago is a malaria area, ensure that you consult your doctor or pharmacists about a suitable malaria prophylactic. Contact Road Travel for more information.