Moringa Bay Lodge
Moringa Bay Lodge, a warm and inviting family-owned lodge, is situated on the peninsula of the great Lake Cahora Bassa in north-west Mozambique. Relax in the lodge’s restaurant, sipping on a cold drink on a temperate Mozambique evening as you watch the birds return to their nests along the lake. Or cool down in the horizon plunge pool with an equally enviable view of the surroundings.
The lodge offers the perfect retreat for large groups with the choice of six chalets, eight rondavels, or a well maintained camping area. The chalets are open-plan, air-conditioned thatched units that sleep 3–4 adults. Each chalet has one queen and two ¾ beds, bedding, a gas stove, mini fridge, a fully equipped kitchen, en suite bathroom, and a dedicated braai area off the unit’s own veranda area.
Five of the three rondavels are currently being renovated to include the features of the completed units that dot the side of the lake. The five incomplete units are perched on tiers above the ground. The rondavels include air-conditioning, en suite bathrooms, a double bed and a single bed, comfortably sleeping a family of three.
Camping at the lodge has been suspended while the renovations on the rondavels take place. However, when reopened, the camping area accommodates guests with their own tents or camper vans. Central ablutions are available with access to 220V plug points for each site.
There are a number of activities to be enjoyed at the lodge, but the primary lure is the exceptional fishing that the lake has to offer. Lake Cahora Bassa is famous for its trophy tigerfish and large Vundu, as well as bream, Chessa, barbel, Cornish Jack, and Nkupe. Fishing is excellent all year round but really heats up during the warmer months of October to February. At Moringa Bay, fishing boats are available for hire with a Moringa Bay Lodge Skipper, alternatively, guests with a valid boat licence are welcome to bring their own boats. The lodge kindly arrange this licence for guests at no extra charge.
Other activities at the lodge include bird-watching, trips to the local crocodile farm, walking trails, and a boat trip through the gorgeous scenery to the Gorge of Lake Cahora Bassa where the formidable Dam Wall can be viewed. Wildlife such as elephants, kudu, impala, crocodiles, otters, and hippos can also be spotted along the edges of the lake and offer game viewing opportunities.
Moringa Bay Lodge rates:
Chalets: USD 110 per day
Rondavels: USD 90 per day
Camping: USD 15 per adult per day / USD 10 per child