At True Luxury Travel we are delighted to hear that Vamizi Island will have an exciting future. The lodge and private villas have come under the management of award winning safari company &Beyond.
Please contact a member of the True Luxury Travel team for further information on the lodge rebuild and to find out how Vamizi could be your next holiday destination on the African coast.
Simply grand or grandly simple – this lodge isn’t about the usual five star luxury and all mod cons, it’s about the more rarefied pleasures of exclusive island life. Imagine wafting through muslin and filtered sunlight, flopping straight from your room into a private ocean and enjoying elegant lunches with your toes in the sand.
It’s hard to compete with the perfect desert island, so Vamizi don’t. They just take what comes on the breeze, and mould it into a more civilized form.
Exclusivity is one of Vamizi Island’s greatest assets and, as the only lodge on the island, it has the space to spread wide, so each Kitala (a local Ki-mwani word meaning luxury beach front villa) amply commands its own part of the beach.
Eight Kitalas – one or two bedroomed – are right on the shoreline, all with to-die-for views of the ocean. Both airy and generous – with over 170 square metres of timbered floor to pad about on, they have plenty of space for spreading beds, sofas, a marble shower and vanity area and outside, a sun deck.
Vamizi Island is not about the ordinary five star stuff, so don’t expect TVs or air conditioning – it’s all about barefoot relaxation and rooms as open as they can be, to catch the natural breezes. That said, if you can’t drag yourself away from your Kitala, there’s a mini-bar and the means for a deluxe cup of tea or coffee – as well as private dinners in the room on request.
Beyond that, you are left alone in the peace of your own private paradise.
They serve surf-fresh seafood and other tropical dishes, set off by the sea breaking on the shore just feet away.