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Pemba Arti Lodge Pemba Mozambique
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Pemba Arti Lodge is nestled in the stunning bay of Pemba at the far north of Mozambique that offers exceptional sight seeing, variety of corals and sea life, making it a paradise for diving.
You will enjoy comfortable accommodation and refined French cooking in a wonderful and quiet environment ideal for rest. Martine and Arnaud respectively PADI Divemaster and Instructor who will welcome you, organise dives close to the lodge, water sports, mangrove trips, snorkeling, walks and many other activities to discover. They can also help designing your tour in the region.
Five bungalows for couples, a family bungalow and five rooms for backpackers are available for addicted divers and fans of African wild nature, sun and all the Indian Ocean blue lines and large areas. Group tarifs are possible on request.
Martine and Arnaud welcome you at Pemba Arti Lodge, located in Londo in Pemba Bay for unforgettable holidays in a fanciful world. Pemba Arti Lodge is ideal for those who wish to rest in a relaxed environment and those who intend to enjoy diving and water sports or discover the wildlife reserve of the Quirimbas. You may want to extend your trip to the island of Ibo. .
The lodge is only accessible by boat. It is located just ten minutes
(2,5 km) from the city of Pemba (across the Bay) which has an international
airport directly connected to Nairobi (Kenya), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
or Johannesburg (South Africa). Foresee adapted shoes and clothing to
jump into the boat from the beach.
Pemba Bay unveils its splendour on the canal of Mozambique, on an area of more than 375 km2. Its long white sand beaches are not the unique attraction of the region: the magnificent coral reefs that you find just a couple of meters off the shores of the Bay are one of the most beautiful spots of the world for fans of scuba diving or snorkeling.
Pemba, shredded between sand banks, mangroves, coral reefs and islets, offers other surprises: a "spice grove", composed of nut meg and pepper trees occupies a large part of the coast.
Pemba (formerly Porto Amelia) is a harbour city in Mozambique and the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado. It is located on the canal of Mozambique (Indian Ocean), 1 666 km (2 450 km by road) northeast of Maputo.
Before the Portuguese colonisation, the area was visited by Malagasy and Swahili fishermen. After an first attempt in the middle of the XIXth century, the Portuguese finally occupied the site in 1898 when the company of Niassa settled and held the power to administer the territory.
The town was founded in 1904 and given the name of Porto Amelia in tribute to the last Queen of Portugal: Amélie d’Orléans. Porto Amelia became the capital of the province of Cabo Delgado in 1929. Porto Amelia was elevated to the rank of vila on 19 December 1934 and cidade on October 18, 1958.
The town developed around its harbour. It was finally renamed Pemba in 1976, after the independence of Mozambique.
The inhabitants of the city are mainly Makuas, Makonde and Mwanis. The spoken language is mainly the Makua, although Portuguese is widespread.
The city is famous for its Portuguese colonial architecture. In the centre of Pemba, a local market offers products of art and crafts, such as traditional silverware. Located in the Bay of Pemba, the city has always been sufficiently distant from the major trade routes, which allowed it to preserve its natural beauty. Pemba Beach (Wimbe) was designated as the "most beautiful beach of Africa" by the magazine Africa 24 Magazine.
The lodge is located in a calm, quiet and safe environment, only accessible by boat. Return transfers between the airport and the lodge are included in the price.
Martine and Arnaud who welcome you, can offer a series of activities especially diving, that are charged in the price of your stay.
Other activities are free: snorkeling, bird watching, archery, kayaking in the mangroves, walks and a range of other activities to discover.
The 5 bungalows built in traditional materials are very comfortable. They are decorated with handicrafts brought back from the various African countries in which Martine and Arnaud lived. Each bungalow includes a wide room furnished with a "queen size" bed oriented towards the sea and surmounted by a large air fan, a desk, a large wardrobe and a bathroom with toilet and shower. Each bungalow has a sheltered terrace with 2 sun beds and a direct view on the sea.
The bungalow, built in traditional materials is very comfortable and decorated with handicrafts brought back from the various African countries where Martine and Arnaud lived. It includes 2 large bedrooms each furnished with a "queen size" bed surmounted by a large air fan, a desk and a wardrobe. The bathroom with toilet and shower is common to the two rooms. It is possible to replace the double bed in one of the rooms by two single beds to accommodate a family. The bungalow has a sheltered terrace with 4 chairs and a direct view on the sea.
Priced activities on request :
Restaurant - Bar
The creative food that will be served to you for dinner (host table) is inspired by French cuisine but mixed with the spicy flavours of Africa and Orient. You will discover a wide choice of very fresh sea food daily brought to the lodge by local fishermen, without forgetting some meat specialties like grilled zebu tenderloin. You will also have access to plenty of vegetables and a selection of exotic fruits. All along the seasons our skilled chef accommodates local products with talent and inventiveness.
Breakfast : varied, continental or « à la française », served under the restaurant hut or on the terraces in front of the sea.
Evening meal : Host table. French cooking with daily renewed menus based on fresh local products. Starter, main course and dessert. Served under the restaurant hut.
Bar : Cocktails specialties, beers, alcohols and cold drinks are served on request at the bar under the restaurant hut, at your bungalow or on the terraces in front of the sea
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