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Bamboozi Beach Lodge
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Me and 3 friends stayed at bamboozie last week, we had a chalet room and one room (honeymoon kinda suite) overlooking beach. The rooms were fantastic,beds were comfy...yes the water did'nt work a couple of times but that was sorted shortly after we mentioned it to staff. Mozzie nets had a couple of holes but nothing major. The staff were great.phillip in particular in the bar...lovely guy and happy to chat aswell. I think he enjoyed us having a little party in the bar! All in all...great stay...its a little walk up the beach from the other bars but its so beautiful that who cares! Its the second time i have stayed in tofo and highly recommend bamboozie and their crew!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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BarraResorts, Manager at Bamboozi Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the friendly Mozambique staff at Bamboozi and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 6 May 2013

A little wild, we had a snake visit the balcony a couple of times, but very comfortable, a good mix if for those who're up for that.

The bar could get another CD to loop from time to time, but the atmosphere is such that we ended up meeting many great people when we wanted to and having a private drink overlooking the sea the rest of the time.

Also, the location is amazing. Take public transport with the locals, and visit the town for a day, it's quite special too!

Room Tip: Couple's room above the bar is less rustic bathroom-wise and has a great view. Might be that the...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Had3s
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BarraResorts, Manager at Bamboozi Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Bamboozi is marketed as a backpackers lodge and situated in a very natural environment. We do have spontaneous uninvited creatures from the surrounding dune forest visit from time to time and this certainly adds to the experience of staying at such a place. We will be sure to remind our bar staff to shuffle the music more regularly for those guests enjoying the views and ambience of the bar / restaurant.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

This was the first place we stayed in Mozambique, before we had got used to the cold water showers, mosquito attacks, unreliable electricity, etc. We also had a storm on the night we arrived. Because of the gaps all over the walls, in the floors and ceilings, mosquitoes and other creatures have unrestricted access, so the nets are very important. Always take mozzie killer as well as repellent for your body. Don't expect to get a hot shower (cos you probably won't get one). The broken pool with stagnant water probably encouraged the mosquitoes.... The bar serves rather mediocre pizzas... but the BEACH!!! The beach is amazing, fantastic... the sea is warm (if rather dangerous... the current is very strong). You can walk to the market and to some local bars... somewhere to stay away from the world... among coconut palms... why not? Go there...

Room Tip: Take all precautions to protect yourself from insects. Look out for the current on the beach.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I love the location of this bar overlooking the sea from the height of the dunes. Food was fine and the service was friendly and quick. It is nice to sit there, relax with a book and from time to time watch the people pass you by on the beach below. Burgers are great here and about one of the only places in Tofo which serves chips.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Gillian B
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BarraResorts, Manager at Bamboozi Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2013

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the views complimented by the friendly staff and the burger & chips. We have an outstanding setting and am pleased you were able to enjoy the experience.

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

BEDBUGS. I woke up crying every night for the three nights that I stayed here, bites covering my legs and arms, and my boyfriend as well. The mosquito net had many holes. A rat lived in the ceiling of our hut. I understand that there is a certain amount of natural interaction here - but attention to cleanliness and simple preventative measures could help with rodents. The internet worked sometimes, the power worked sometimes, there was no drinking water unless you wanted to buy bottled water.

It is a shame - they've got prime beachfront property and ample space that is being ignored. When we couldn't take it anymore, we easily found cleaner, cheaper, and bug free accommodation elsewhere.

On the bright side - they do have an excellent view of the beach to look at while you are itching your bites.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank emma e
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BarraResorts, Manager at Bamboozi Beach Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2013

This was most unfortunate as the hygiene of the accommodation is of utmost importance. Rodents are common in the dune forest and they can and do sometimes slip into the chalets unannounced as was your experience.
The borehole water is of a poor quality being so close to the ocean and we do not encourage drinking it. There is no water laid on from the town thus we are only able to offer bottled drinking water.
The lodge does operate on a generator and does not run 24/7 and this can at times be a little inconvenient.

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Additional Information about Bamboozi Beach Lodge

Address: 101 Coconut Drive | Praia de Tofo, Mozambique
Region: Mozambique > Inhambane Province
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 112 Speciality Lodging in Inhambane Province
Price Range: RM62 - RM658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamboozi Beach Lodge is hidden in the center of a coconut grove next to a stretch of a untouched beach and surrounded by rural villages; this eco-friendly backpackers/beach lodge is built entirely from natural materials. Endless summer days can be spent in the cool Indian Ocean. When it is time to take a sun or sea break lay claim to a hammock and just relax. Bamboozi Beach Lodge style nights include untamed parties, but those who would rather sit on a balcony and watch the moonrise while counting fireflies and shooting stars, can do just that. Bamboozi Beach Lodge provides mozzie nets and linen. Camping amongst palms, a guest kitchen, braai areas and hot water showers. RESTAURANT & BAR. The Bamboozi Restaurant & Bar is situated on top of the dunes with spectacular views of the ocean and coastline. The Restaurant opens for breakfast and closes when the last guest leaves the Bar. There is an a-la-carte menu offering an array of dishes from fresh seafood platters made on request and delectable deserts. Daily specials are served! Enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail on the deck while watching beginner surfers finding their balance! It is also a great whale watching spot during August & September. Bamboozi has his own on site PADI dive resort center run by professional staff of Liquid Adventures Diving, offering snorkel safaris (dive with the largest fish in the ocean; the whaleshark), fundives with full rental of equipment and courses of all levels available. Our area is fast becoming famous for the resident Mantas, Whale sharks, Dolphins, Turtles and Humpback whales. LIVE THE DREAM!! ... more   less 
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