Nuarro Lodge upgraded

Located in the north of Mozambique, in the province of Nampula, lies Nuarro lodge, chalets dotted along the powder-white beach of the Nathana Bay. The lodge closes annually from the 15th January until the 15th March for annual maintenance and upgrades.

During the closed period this year, as well as the usual annual maintenance, there were quite a few improvements that are worth mentioning. The beach bar, a favorite place for guests to relax and have a light snack, sundowners or watch some whales, had a roof extension to provide more shade and space, as well as all woodwork was sanded and oiled to look like new again.

All twelve of the sea-facing chalets have been overhauled including new soft furnishings (lamp shades, cushions and mosquito nets) with great new colour schemes, woodwork sanded and oiled, and even a wall between the shower and bedroom to create more privacy.

The already substantial “solar park” was more than doubled in size, and consists of a rather impressive amount of panels and batteries, which assists with the power consumption of the lodge, keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum. There was an installation of a water treatment plant, which will greatly reduce the amount of bottled water purchased, as this facility makes the tap water as good as mineral water, if not better! There have also been a few experimental eco-toilet systems installed to see which would suit the lodge best – more to come on this.

The already well-equipped dive centre has acquired a new rubber duck dive boat, new diving cylinders were purchased and we have now achieved PADI Resort status. Our two permanent PADI instructors are always ready to take eager guests on an underwater voyage they will not easily forget.