Lodge12 is located within The Sanctuary which is a 30 000ha conservation protected area covering both land and sea, situated along the Indian Ocean coast on Mozambique. The Sanctuary forms the southernmost portion of the Bazaruto Archipelago near the town of Vilankulos. The Sanctuary was declared a Fully Protected Area by the Mozambican Government in 2003. Some of the richest biodiversity in Mozambique is found here and The Sanctuary ranks amongst the top biodiversity “hotspots” in Africa. The reserve encompasses a mosaic of wetlands, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, small islands, tidal mudflats, salt marshes, freshwater lakes, estuaries, tree and scrub forest on the coastal dunes, savannah and miombo woodlands. The three core functions of The Sanctuary are conservation, community development and eco-tourism.
Driving to Vilankulos:
Boat Transfer from Harbour to Lodge12
Helicopter from Vilankulos to Lodge12:
(not included in provided rate)
22 ˚ 07” 48’ S and 35 ˚ 26” 31’ E
Although Maleria is widespread in the Vilankulos area, it is not common at The Sanctuary and Lodge12. It is however highly recommended to use mosquito sprays or creams regularly and especially when passing through Vilankulos. (See special precautions for further information)