How to get there : From South Africa, the easiest is to fly with LAM through Maputo to Inhambane, or alternatively fly directly into Vilanculos with SA Airlink – road airport transfers can be arranged with the lodges for an extra cost. International flights must be booked by client, transfers can be booked by TMC.
This responsible tourism and conservation-orientated lodge is located on the beach between the popular villages of Tofo & Barra, around 4km from Tofo and 1.5km from Barra. The lodges offers private, tranquil, luxury accommodation. It is the perfect base from which to explore the areas marine life, cultural heritage or just sit back and relax! With a maximum of 10 guests, the lodge provides the perfect hide-away when required, and close enough to the villages to not miss out on the action! Most of the activities are left to the providers in either Tofo or Barra, but can be arranged easily. These include all the marine activities, and also cultural experiences.
There are buildings to both the north and the south of this lodge and it feels like the beach belongs to you.
All buildings are set up amongst the dune, overlooking the beach and ocean. The bush surrounding the rooms is full of bird life.
The lodge is completely solar powered.
There are only five villas in total, which makes it lovely and quiet.
Each designed to maximize the spectacular view of the ocean, as well as give guests ultimate privacy.
All rooms have an open plan, en-suite bathrooms with a distinctive shower (with a view).
All rooms have a king sized bed (can be converted to a twin) with mosquito net, tea and coffee (hot water flask).
Each villa has its own private deck with hammock, hanging char and outside seating.
COST: from $245 per person per night sharing
Includes : Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tea and coffee.
Excludes: All beverages, lunch, all activities and extras, flights (and related taxes and fees), visas, airport taxes and transfers, other transfers, telephone calls and internet, items of a personal nature, travel insurance, gratuities.
WHAT’S TO DO:
Located directly in between the villages of Tofo and Barra, makes Blue Footprints the ideal location to venture to the villages during the day time for all the activities available there, and retreat back to heaven when you have had enough.
The Tofo bay is renowned for manta rays and whale sharks. Some of the activities available from Blue Footprints’ preferred suppliers are ocean safaris, seahorse snorkel, cultural experiences, mangrove kayak, quad bike tours, horse riding, dhow trips, spa treatments, surfing, fishing, manta ray and whale shark presentations, and many more!
The transfer to Tofo takes around 40 minutes by vehicle (extra charge) or a 1 hour walk along the beach (free).