We offer 3 types of accommodation; Adobe Bandas, Family
Banda and Zala Suite. The spacious tented bandas at Guludo Beach
Lodge give panoramic views through the netted walls, creating a
feeling of being outside while inside. Raised bedrooms sit under
an expansive palm-thatched roof, opening upwards and outwards to
make the most of the stunning sea views and cooling sea breeze.
Each of the nine tented-bandas at Guludo have a quirky alfresco
Quirimbas Archipelago Scuba Diving
Guludo Beach Lodge Guludo is perfectly positioned to dive some of
the best, and most pristine, coral reefs in the world. Opposite
Guludo's calm bay is the Quirimbas Archipelago's fringing reef with
breath-taking coral diversity as well as copious schools of game
fish, turtles, sharks and, at the right time of year, humpback whales.
This viewpoint is one of the very few places possible to view elephants
during the day. Also, here you are likely to see antelopes, primates,
warthogs and, if youre lucky, some of the large cats.
Mangrove Paddle Tour
Paddle through the mystic mangrove forests South of Guludo are expansive
mangrove forests with endless channels disappearing deep into the
forest where birds, crabs and primates live in a peaceful, tidal
Sunset Dhow Sail
Go for a sunset sail on our famous tradtional dhow, Mustajabo, made
by hand in Guludo village.
Our idea was to create an innovative and sustainable model to relieve
poverty and protect the environment. The result was Guludo Beach
Lodge and its associated charity, Nema Foundation.
Donating 5% of its income to the charity, the lodge maximises the
benefits to the local area whilst the charity, Nema Foundation implements
a wide array of community and conservation projects. Although in
its infancy, this model has since become an award-winning and internationally
applauded strategy for addressing extreme rural poverty and environmental
degradation. Guludo is part of a larger model set up to relieve
poverty and protect the environment.
The Power of a Dream
Guludo was set up by Amy and Neal Carter-James, a young English
couple who passionately believed that a quality tourism product
could be a powerful tool to enable poor, rural communities to work
their way out of poverty. Mozambique was the chosen as the location,
despite neither of them having previously been, simply because of
it's fantastic tourism potential alongside extreme rural poverty;
a place they believe they could have maximum impact and bring most
The dream started to be realised in late 2002 during a moonlit community
meeting in Guludo village, when their response to our question "would
you like to work with us to realise this dream" was a resounding
"yes, when can you start?" Now, the dream really has been
realised, although there is still plenty of work to be done. The
journey so far certainly has been eventful to say the least. If
you're ever in Guludo with Neal and Amy you may hear some of the
unbelievable adventures that have led to the success of Guludo Beach
Inspired by the people living in the Guludo area, Guludo Beach Lodge
is just the beginning. Like many entrepreneurs, ideas are always
abound and you never quite know what's just around the corner in
their quest of using business to relieve poverty...
Nema Foundation was established by the owners of Guludo Beach Lodge
to work in the areas around the lodge to achieve their charitable
Nema currently works with 12 communities around Guludo, approximately
15,000 people. Some of Nema's current activities and achievements
thus far include; feeding 500 children one nutritious school meal
every day,providing clean water for over 12,000 people from 29 water
points, providing over 4,400 mosquito nets to mothers of young children
and Currently funding 79 Secondary School Scholars.
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