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Naara Eco-Lodge & Spa is an exclusive paradise with only 10 luxurious safari tents in Southern Mozambique which are surrounded by African indigenous bush and overlook the calm waters of Nhambavale Lake.

Luxury safari tents are set up on permanent structures with large front doors allowing superb lake views. Each tent is strategically placed so that all have beautiful views of the lake while ensuring privacy.

Not only does the calm, expansive lake serve as a tranquil, picturesque backdrop for the lodge, it also offers guests entertainment in the form of swimming, fresh water fishing, kayaking, wind surfing and kite surfing.

At the lodge, birding, nature, horse riding and community walks are also on offer, with the full moon rise walk which is a must!

The ocean is close at hand, with the unspoilt beach of Chidenguele 2 km away. A wide variety of fish and other marine species live in the warm waters of Mozambique, turning its coasts into perfect deep fishing, snorkelling and diving safari destinations.

Here guests can either sunbathe by the water, or take part in some of the activities on offer.

For dining, the lodge has developed fine receipts that merge local ingredients with concepts of International Cuisine. While enjoying fine meals, guests can appreciate the superb views of the Nhambavale Lake.

Guests may also dine privately at their own veranda or, on full moon nights, dine on the pier overlooking the rising moon.

Natura Wellness Centre gives the impression to be floating on the waters of the lake. While most treatments are done in our main platform area, a separated garden was built to ensure superior privacy for exclusive guests.

In Natura we offer more than massages; we offer a set of treatments that will make you feel rejuvenated.

Organised transfers
Simply let us know where you are and through which way you want to come. We will them organize a comfortable and inexpensive transfer! Common routes are from Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Kruger Park, Maputo, Inhambane and Vilanculos.


Activities organized by Naara Eco-Lodge include:
- Snorkeling in protected coral reefs
- Deep sea fishing and sea safari
- Swimming in waves
- Sea kayaking
- Beach walking
- Kite surfing (equipment rental, lessons and advice)
- Community hiking (guided by local guiders)
- Canoeing in the lake
- Horse Riding
- Swimming and sunbathing in our pool
- Whale and dolphin watching
- Sunbathing and refreshing in our beach platform
- Windsurfing in the lake
- Surfing
- Floating on air-mattress (in natural sea pools)
- Games and television room

Clothing and Accessories:

You will need to bring beach accessories to enjoy our sun! Do not forget sunblock, sunglasses and hats!

Health and Climate:

Although the Biosphere lodge is sprayed regularly against mosquitoes and it is unlikely that you will contract malaria while staying with us, it is still advisable that you take medical precautions such as malarial prophylaxis when travelling to Mozambique.

You should also consult your doctor before your travelling and regarding recommended vaccinations.

Rooms and Units Available:

Luxury safari tents are set up on permanent structures with large front doors allowing superb lake views. Each tent is strategically placed so that all have beautiful views of the lake while ensuring privacy.

Each tent has a large bedroom area (furnished with a king-size bed and protected by a mosquito net) and individual covered veranda. Verandas are suited with comfortable sofas, where guests can experience the outside during any weather.

The indoor en suite facility opens to a private secluded garden, where an outdoor shower is found.

Superior wooden Balinese furniture adds an elegant and rustic touch.

Luxury safari tents
Minimum stay of 2 nights.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

30 days note: 100% return
15-29 days note: 75% return
8 to 14 days note: 50% return
7 or less days: no return


Self drive from Maputo to Chidenguele Village (260kms, approximately 3-4 hours):
Naara is located in Chidenguele, only 260kms north of Maputo and a mere 60kms from Xai-Xai.
The National Road from Maputo (EN1) has been totally remade and the driver will not find one pot-hole on the way. The safe speed is 100 to 120 kms/hour but in areas signed, the driver will need to drive at 60-80 kms.

Self drive from Chidenguele Village to Naara (15kms, approximately 30 minutes):
Once you arrive in Chidenguele, you will see signs showing the way to Naara Eco-Lodge and Spa. You will need a 4x4 to arrive to us, and that is where the fun begins!

Park your car in Chidenguele Village and we will come get you! (free of charge):
You you do not have a 4x4 or if you just don't feel in the mood for adventure, we have a well signed and secure parking space in Chidenguele, where you can park your car. We would be happy to drive you free of charge.

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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Health Resort