Situated on some of the most untouched beach in Mozambique, is Nuarro. This locally built, owner run eco-lodge is situated in Nanatha, approximately 2 hours from the main centre of Nampula. Nuarro lodge, built using local design with the intent of naturally cooling indoor spaces, consist of 12 chalets. Two of the chalets at Nuarro can accommodate up to four people (2 in the loft and 2 in the main bedroom) making them perfect for families.
All chalets at Nuarro Lodge are beachfront and the chalets are all ensuite with the additional outdoor showers, and a sundeck nearby the water. The chalets offer spectacular views of the surrounding Baobab forests and the ocean before you. Meals at Nuarro are a fusion of local and international cuisine. Tea and cakes are served in the library and lounge area during the afternoons and the next to the Activity Centre is a small beach bar where light snacks are also served throughout the day.
One of the main attractions at Nuarro is the diving, which explores some of the most spectacular sites, untouched by human hands. As well as the many attractive water activities, Nuarro also has land based activities, including visiting the local Makua craftsmen while they work.
What is Special?
Nuarro is one of only two lodges in Mozambique that offers shore access diving. So long boat transfers are not needed for scuba divers to reach beautiful dive spots - they can just walk in from the main beach. As such, great snorkeling is also quite easy to reach. The bay in front of Nuarro is perfect safe haven for whales and their calves. These amazing giants of the ocean can be viewed right from the beach or take a kayak out to view them up close from the safety of the top of the continental shelf.
Nuarro lodge is a rustic eco lodge in a beautiful remote location. There is electricity in the rooms, supplier by solar panels and a generator, but no ceiling fans or air conditioning. The chalets are designed to make maximum benefit of the sea breeze. The bathrooms are en suite with a shower only. The toilet is an eco toilet. A sandy pathway runs behind the chalets that connects the rooms with the activity centre on one end and the restaurant on the other. Not ideal for guests with walking difficulties.
The closest airport at this time is Nampula Airport. It is approximately a 4.5 hour road transfer from the Airport to the Lodge, with the last section over a sand road. It is possible to get a charter flight from the Airport to the Lodge which cuts down on travel time. A new airport is set to open during the second half of 2014 at Nacala which is situated a lot closer to the Lodge and will make for a quicker transfer time by road.
Nuarro Lodge Facilities
Beach Location, Bar, Restaurant, Airport Transfers, Cultural Tours, Activities Centre, Dive Centre, Fishing, Pool, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Internet Access
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