Friday, 10 February 2012 11:26 AM
Stay in seductive rustic simplicity in the Nampula Province in Mozambique, where there’s a strong focus on eco-tourism.
A 12-day trip with Expert Africa, staying at Nuarro and minimalist-styled Coral Lodge 15.41 (also new), is from £2,702pp (sharing) including flights from London, full board (except one night’s B&B) and transfers.
Coral Lodge 15.41 (the numbers indicating the lodge’s coordinates) is a relatively new property which opened in June 2010 on the central Mozambican coastline, just south of Nacala. With only nine villas it is small, with smart and modern touches, yet an unpretentious vibe. It sits on a lovely wild stretch of beach, and is also in easy reach of the fascinating and historical Ilha do Mozambique.
The lodge's owners have an excellent ethos on sustainable tourism and have employed around 80 per cent of their team from the local community.
The main areas at Coral Lodge are built on an area of coral rock and sand dunes, looking out to where the ocean meets a mangrove-filled lagoon, and beyond to Ilha do Mozambique. Most of the structures were built using Mozambican-sourced materials: the bricks were made within the region; most of the wood is Mozambican hardwood; and the high thatched roofs were made in Maputo.
For more information or to book please call 020 8232 9777or visit the Expert Africa website.
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