Guludo Beach Lodge, situated on the mainland in the Quirimbas National Park, nestles amongst palm groves on a long and pristine, china-white beach with Matemo Island in the distance.  This eco-lodge comprises of nine spacious luxury bandas (bungalows), all facing the sea with their own veranda.

The accommodation is unique.  Bandas are hand-built using only natural materials offering sublime views over unspoilt white beaches and the endless blue ocean beyond.  The design takes advantage of the gentle sea breezes, ensuring the banda stays cool, day and night.  Each comfortable banda features a king size bed, alfresco en-suite bathroom, and cosy veranda furniture for relaxing on during the day and getting away from it all.  The lodge has no electricity; paraffin lamps romantically light up the bandas at night.

The central restaurant and bar area is also built using local materials. Here, exotic fresh seafood is bought from the fishermen in their dugout canoes - filled with kingfish, yellow-fin tuna, tiger prawns and lobster, and is prepared with flair.  The service is charming and the sheer simplicity of life is evident. Enjoy a G&T after a sun-filled day and indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner with the waves as your background music.

Guludo Beach Lodge is a good place to learn to scuba dive in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.  Take the opportunity to visit fascinating and historic Ibo Island by boat or a trip to nearby Rolas Island for snorkeling and a picnic. Away from the sea, you can bird-watch in the mangrove forests and grasslands.  Alternatively, explore the surrounding wild African bush or participate in some of the community initiatives with the NEMA Foundation, their own charity, which was set up to improve the quality of life of the local population through education and project work.

FROM USD 185 per person per night

Rates include all meals, & teas and coffees and certain non-motorised activities.

Rates exclude alcoholic beverages, Quirimbas National Park fee, motorised water sports and craft workshop.

    •    Scuba diving
    •    PADI scuba dive courses
    •    Sunset dhow cruise
    •    Sunset bush picnic
    •    Visit to Guludo village
    •    Whale watching (in season)
    •    Village football
    •    Excursion to Ibo Island by boat

Guludo Beach Lodge is 4 hours by road, north of Pemba, close to the village of Mucojo within the Quirimbas National Park.  The first 2,5 hours is on a good tarmac road but thereafter 4x4 is required to reach the lodge.

Alternatively guests can fly by light aircraft from Pemba to Matemo Island that takes only 30 minutes, followed by a short boat ride to Guludo.  Unfortunately this option is currently unavailable as the Matemo airstrip is temporarily closed. We can organise flights to Ibo Island followed by a boat trip to Guludo but latest pick up from Ibo Island is 3pm. Should you arrive with SA Airlink in Pemba it will be too late to transfer to Ibo Island in time.

2014 Re-launch Special
Only $185 per person sharing per night
Valid for minimum stay of 3 nights in an Adobe Banda and can be combined with Free nights or Honeymoon Special.

Stay 5 nights and pay for 4.

Stay 7 nights and pay for 5.

Honeymoon offer:
Bride pays 50% (minimum stay of 5 nights).

Pay less for more and Honeymoon special offers cannot be combined.

Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays and Sundays - Closed



Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)

Physical address:
Shop 4
Pemba Beach Hotel
Av. Da Marginal