We had a wonderful time at Flamingo Bay. The location is unparalleled on the Inhambane Bay smack bang in the Tidal estuary with mangroves all around. It is frankly just awesome to walk to your cabin across the walk way and see the tide changes with the associated life going on and then jumping of the verandah in to the water and having a swim at 4:30 am or whenever the tide is in. Fantastic. Another big bonus is that it is age 12 and above and this makes the hotel which is small much more intimate. The food was very good and considering the location and remoteness that impact supply lines quite excellent. I do not understand some of the complaints voiced by other reviewers. There are however some issues that I have. The excursion to Inhambane and general transit are resort sanctioned and the vehicles used lack basic safety equipment as local 3rd world taxi operators are sub contracted. These vehicles have no seat belts for passengers, and I would hazard no insurance. At the best of times the roads in Africa a hazardous an and this area is no exception. Accidents are frequent and quality medical care is hundreds of miles away likely requiring air transit for serious injuries. My point being that Barra resorts needs to rethink how they transport passengers as some of this ad hoc third world country does not do for the prices charged not the expectation of quality we expect from a 4/5 star resort. In addition to the local travel problem we had a complete disaster with the local excursion to Inhambane. We would not believe that the resort would even sanction something like this. I did discuss this with the local GM and he was adamant that he would correct this aspect of the resort services and to their credit did offer another excursion to make good. If not for the local travel experience this likely would have been a 4 or 5 star review. While not a reflection on Barra resorts Mozambique is not the easiest place to travel to. LAM is a TERRIBLE airline to be avoided at all cost. The airline is not allowed to fly in EU airspace and fly SAA as bad as they are instead or drive. We were advised that driving has its own risks and dealing with the local police can be challenging. Be sure to register your trip with the US consulate when traveling on a US passport with the SMART traveller program.
- Also Known As:
- Flamingo Bay Water Hotel Inhambane
- Flamingo Bay Water Lodge Mozambique/Inhambane