Do we ever get the best of both worlds?
For many of us, the allure of Africa is to experience the continent’s vast wilderness or to kick back on its endless white beaches. Most of the time it is ‘either or’ – either bush and wilderness or beach.
However, Mozambique has you covered, offering the best of both worlds! Enjoy a combined beach and bush experience at the luxurious Anvil Bay.
An exclusive barefoot beach camp situated on an untouched stretch of coastal wilderness in Mozambique’s most southern national park, Anvil Bay was created with a green footprint to preserve its natural surroundings.
Dana brings you a round-up of what you can expect from the best of both worlds at Anvil Bay.
As little as possible was built on site at Anvil Bay to preserve the area. This has created not just an eco-friendly retreat, but also the rare opportunity for guests to enjoy Africa in its truest natural form.
Accommodation at Anvil Bay consists of just nine Casinhas (or rooms) situated in the canopy of the coastal forest, only a few steps away from the secluded beach.
The Casinhas provide a home away from home and come equipped with a mini-bar and beverage station, indoor and outdoor showers and an en-suite private dining deck. Special care has been taken to ensure that outdoor lighting has been kept to a minimum to allow visitors to take in the magnificent African night sky.
The beach bar lounge and restaurant are centrally positioned on the bay. Guests can choose when they book if they want to be close to the action, or if they’d rather have a more isolated ‘Casinha’ on the north or south ends.
Thanks to its location, Anvil Bay is the ideal holiday destination catering for all tastes and preferences.
For those who want to head out on new adventures, Anvil Bay is the ideal gateway to explore the lakes, forests and savannas. Beach fanatics can head out on the open water for an adventure at sea, while wildlife enthusiasts will delight in overland safari opportunities.
Anvil Bay offers an innovative ‘Fat Sand’ bike activity to explore the coastline. Riding on the beach is best done around low tide when the going is a bit easier.
Water activities are endless at Anvil Bay. Hop into a kayak or onto a stand-up paddle board for an ocean adventure, or go body boarding, embark on an ocean safari or snorkel the reefs. Opportunities for shore and ocean fishing are also available.
From July to November every year the Southern Hemisphere Humpback Whales make their annual migration along the Mozambican coastline on their way to and from their winter breeding grounds. Keep an eye out for the tell-tale blow as they surface to breathe, or perhaps you will be lucky enough to witness them breaching, lob tailing or pec rolling.
Located within the Maputo Special Reserve, Anvil Bay is also known to host one of the last remaining coastal herds of elephant and is a truly unique area to explore on safari as it combines lakes, wetlands, sand forests, grasslands and mangrove forests with a coastline. The reserve also features an exceptionally high number of endemic species of fauna and flora. The species found to be the most abundant are hippo, reedbuck, elephant, crocodile, red duiker, blue wildebeest and zebra, while the giraffe, nyala, kudu, bushbuck and waterbuck populations are growing.
Ultimately, Anvil Bay is a dream destination for nature lovers!
Book your holiday to Anvil Bay with Dana Tours.
We are currently running an Anvil Bay Winter special available from US$220 per person per night. The offer is available from 1 June – 31 August, 2017 and requires a minimum of two nights at Anvil Bay.
For more details on Anvil Bay and to book your Anvil Bay escape contact Dana Tours.