Vamizi Island has always been known for its elite luxury, offered on pristine beaches and in sumptuous villas with selected mod cons and very tasteful décor. Many visitors to Vamizi recall its deserted island rustic chic, castaway desert island, barefoot luxury… and this is all true!
Vamizi Island attracts people with money who need to get away from society’s pressures, from urban madness and noise, noise, noise. Vamizi is seclusion defined, the silence so profound you have to pinch yourself sometimes to make sure you are awake or haven’t gone tone deaf suddenly, in paradise.
Portuguese History and African Touches
Vamizi is grounded in ancient history, dating back to the early Portuguese explorers and Arab traders of the 15th century. Visitors can still go and see the lighthouse, the church, fort and the wells, reminding them of people who stopped here years ago, entranced by the island’s remote beauty.
Since 2005, Vamizi Island Lodge has been the playground for those who want to indulge in something African, something tastefully tropical and something a little on the wild side. It is one of the largest islands making up the Maluane Concession, which strives to blend tourism with wildlife conservation and community development – in a bid to protect the Quirimbas Archipelago and the Indian Ocean.
Even Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel visited the island, accessed from Pemba by private charter, a 45 minute flip over the remarkable chain of islands. There are also flights from Dar es Salaam to the Island every week.
Wildlife and birds, long beaches and azure bays
The island is completely private and the place to be for infinite solitude and connection to nature. The white sandy beaches welcome turtles during their breeding season while Samango monkeys and coconut crabs play in the indigenous vegetation. No wonder Vamizi is the finest beach property in the Quirimba’s!
Dive some of the world’s top dive sites including Neptune’s Arm where professional PADI dive masters will show you fantastic fish and corals. Spend days walking the sandy beaches, snorkeling the azure bays and watching the 112 bird species flit happily in the trees.