Bamboozi Backpackers Lodge

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From Tofo village walk down the beach for 15 minutes and you'll see the bamboozi bar on your left beautifully set on top of a dune overlooking the sea. Behind that small dune lulled by the Indian Ocean is Bamboozi Backpackers.

Hidden in a thick palm grove there are dorms and private rooms, ablution facilities, common kitchen, and the reception block, all built with local materials (palm leaves and wood). The "classroom" of the on-site dive shop can be used as video lounge on demand and there's a book swap system to prevent you from getting bored whilst sunbathing. All beds have mozzie nets (checked and repaired costantly) and are made daily. The showers and toilet right in front of the main dorm are spotless clean. And there's hot water, but only from 5pm (17:00) on (they heat the water up with fire wood). The common kitchen is a bit on the basic side (a "bring your own matches to light the gas stove" kind of kitchen). Meals in the bar/restaurant on top of the dune are cheap and worth a try.

You enter paradise and leave the world behind. And this also means that you won't find any internet access and any proper road, and that to the closest phone booth is a 15-20 minute walk away. It is a beautiful place to stay but the lack of proper common areas makes it so that you can feel a bit lonely. If you're on your own it can be difficult to meet and connect with people.

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by Valentina Cesani Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Bamboozi Backpackers Lodge" at 89 Coconut Drive.)


89 Coconut Drive, Praia de Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique
-23.967205, 35.498226 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+27 11 023 9901
+27 11 023 9901
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Absolutely Idyllic
What at absolute Gas! If you're looking for an endlessly blissful beach party, making new friends, and enjoying the underwater paradise, then look no further. A wonderful seafood culinary experience at the restaurant followed by an awesome karaoke. Thanks also to Liquid Adventures for a fabulous Ocean Safari.
(South Africa)
Not so cool
everything in this place is about drugs. the worst place ever.
I stayed here with a Overlandtruck of Nomad and had the best evening of my Mozambique-Tour! Thanks to the crew of the bar for all.
We had heard great things about Bamboozi, but after one night we left. Our hut had no table, or shelves to put our possessions on. The mattresses did not give enough padding for the concrete bed and the mosquito nets did not fully cover us. They turned off the power at night. The staff and the camp were nice. It was right on the beach about 1.5 km from the town of Tofo.
very well organised as there is taxis that collect you from the boat from the main land free of charge (even if you had not booked a room). just tell them you are going to bamboozi (be careful as some will try to charge but bamboozi pay for certain taxis). excellent facilities and excursions. friendly staff and only a fifteen-minute walk (along a beautiful beach) to tofo village. nothing bad to say about this resort. Enjoy.
colin johnston
  probably one of the most picturesque places i've ever been! the sky at night is a sight to be seen, the people are amazingly friendly and very helpful! the price, unbelievable (it's dirt cheap) and the locals are great fun too! hoping to spend part of my honeymoon there, i loved it that much! Fantastic!
  Absolutely great! Clean backpackers, beautifully located with pickup service from town and a great bar with ocean view. When I get back to mozambique I will surely stay there again!
  it is a lovelye place for diving! we saw some unbeliveble big sharks while we were snorkling nice people in the restaurant and all around!! very nice people who work here it is great that it is possible to choose a cheap or expensive accomodation here!!!!!
dorry wortelboer

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