Pemba Mozambique

A warm welcome to Guludo Pemba Mozambique, offering unique accommodation in bandas. In walking distance to the beach were family and friends can enjoy a sunny day on the beach. A range of activities is also available for a more exciting and fun packed vacation.

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Guludo Mozambique Step off your veranda to an idyllic white, tropical beach stretching as far as your eyes can see. Each room spectacularly over looks Guludo's famous beach, declared one of the top 20 deserted beaches in the world by The Observer.

The lodge has been designed by award-winning architects, Cullum and Nightingale, to ingeniously blended luxury with a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and with the highest of environmental and social integrity.

Each of our Bandas (rooms) has been carefully designed so you can watch the sun spectacularly rise over neighbouring Rolas Island through bleary eyes from the comfort of your own, extravagant king-sized bed. Only the occasional monkey playing in your hammock can disturb the peace!

Squeezed between the dazzling Indian Ocean and wild African bush, Guludo Beach Lodge overlooks undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Mozambique. In the north of the Quirimbas National Park; Guludo boasts incredible wildlife, above and below the warm waters edge. Guludo Beach Lodge is perfectly situated to discover these wonders including diving the pristine coral reefs, exploring the islands, soaking up the rich local culture as well as taking in the vast African bush.

Guludo; a tropical, barefoot paradise, on a deserted, powder white beach. Lapping turquoise waters, rustling palms and a sultry sun guarantee complete tranquility. Guludo has a rustic exclusivity with spacious, beach-front bandas and an intimate feel with character filled service and an exotic, fresh seafood-based cuisine. The perfection of Guludo is sealed in its design, ensuring the presence of each guest actively benefits the local community and environment just by being there.

Guludo MozambiqueAccommodation
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 marbled bathroom.

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.

Elephant Lookout

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 wonderland.

Sunset Dhow Sail
Go for a sunset sail on our famous tradtional dhow, Mustajabo, made by hand in Guludo village.

About Guludo
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 benefits.

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 Lodge.

The Future
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...

The Foundation
Nema Foundation was established by the owners of Guludo Beach Lodge to work in the areas around the lodge to achieve their charitable goals.
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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