While being extremely up market, Bluefootprints doesn't lose the awesome rustic Mozambican charm.. it's the perfect getaway for those that want something "a little more luxurious" than the typical Mozambican accomodation offers.
Meals were superb and ranged from Crayfish and braaied Barracuda to incredible steak (difficult to get great meat in Moz). Breakfast fruits could have been more varied though.
The chalets are clean and very welcoming and although there is no airconditioning, the chalets are right on top of the dunes and allow for excellent ventilation with the doors and windows open (even in the middle of December). The outdoor shower is amazing.. you won't even use the one inside.
The staff were great and always willing to help with lifts into Barra, Tofu, etc. (the lodge is between the two small towns). In particular, John, Liz and Orlando went truly out of their way for us.
On the Barra side, you must try Mad Mozzies Restaurant and on the Tofu side; Dino's, the Tofu Scuba and Casa Barry make incredible seafood.
The only shortfall about our stay, was the fact that alcohol and cocktails bought from the lodge are extremely pricey.. more than double what the local restaurants and pubs charge.
Otherwise, it was amazing and we'll definately go back.. an idyllic setting for those that love a homely, natural lifestyle - complete with dogs.. "White Puppy" and "Shoes" are truly part of the furniture and wonderful companions during your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Footprints Eco Lodge offers barefoot luxury accommodation between Barra and Tofo, Mozambique. Exclusive scuba diving with Mozambique's Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. The lodge is off-grid and powered by the sun's energy. ... more less