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Sava Dunes

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- Beach Lodge
- 5 Rooms
- Set in the Dunes

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Sava Dunes is a remote small beach lodge on the Barra Peninsula in Mozambique that offers relatively good value compared to other beach lodges in this part of the world.

Since taking over the new owner and management couple, Sam and Keenan who are both ex guides, have done wonders for Sava Dunes (the lodge was previously called Blue Footprints). The beach house and five cottages have been tastefully refurbished– if one is looking for a negative then it’s the size of the bathrooms. Perched on a ridge of vegetated sand dunes with the Indian Ocean and a seemingly endless expanse of deserted beach below, Sava Dunes really does have the most perfect of locations. Barra is a mere 1.5kms along the beach in one direction and Tofo 5.5kms in the other direction. Apart from enjoying in-house activities guests can walk into Tofo to go scuba diving or join an ocean safari or, in whale season, go on a half day whale cruise. There is a lot to love about Sava Dunes, its wild and raw bare foot beauty, listening to the rhythm of the waves from the comfort of one’s bed, delicious food and the fact you feel you are almost in touching distance from the whales (July-October)

Activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, marine safari (all three by boat trip), surfing, kayaking, walking and village visits. But it is an easy enough place to spend a lazy day with morning walks on the beach and lounging by the lodge swimming pool.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 536 reviews


  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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