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    Marimba Secret Gardens

    Macunhe, Vilanculos 1304, Mozambique
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    “on stilts” (12 reviews)
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    Pets Allowed
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 1 November 2015

    The original booking was just for 2 nights, we decided then to stay a couple of more days, as there is really something magic about Marimba. First of all you feel at home. Marcel is a brilliant host, and with Victor and the entire staff...More

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    Reviewed 11 September 2015

    Spending a few nights here is an absolute must, its a unique experience that shouldn't be missed, a mixture of the African bush, the beautiful coast and islands. Loved the whole concept, Marcel is an amazing host his staff are well trained and couldn't do...More

    1  Thank rhonda p
    Response from Isabelle M, Inhaber at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 25 October 2015

    Thank you very much! Victor does an awesome job and his bush walks improve more and more - we are very proud of him! Many thanks also for the compliment to the kitchen. It has been passed on! Best, Marcel and Isabelle.

    Reviewed 8 September 2015

    Mozambique accommodation can be pretty hit or miss - not so at Marimba. I cannot stress enough that if you want to visit Bazuroto and Vilankulos this is quite simply the best place to stay. Marcel and Victor are the perfect hosts. Fresh food, fires,...More

    2  Thank jbvaunter
    Response from Isabelle M, Inhaber at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 25 October 2015

    Thank you very much for those extraordinarily beautiful words! Offering our guests an unforgettable and enriching experience is one of the sweetest rewards we can get! Take good care and best regards, Marcel, Isabelle and Victor.

    Reviewed 2 September 2015

    The experience with Marcel and his team from pickup to drop off at the airport was absolutely amazing! The gardens is a beautiful oasis, every meal was divine and the staff's etiquette and manners in hospitality was superb!

    1  Thank GlobetrottingIslands
    Response from Isabelle M, Inhaber at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 25 October 2015

    Thank you! We appreciate very much your positive acknowledgement of our staff's commitment to hospitality! Best, Marcel and Isabelle.

    Reviewed 27 August 2015

    We booked three nights, but extended for two more nights and ended up staying five nights in a beautiful stilt Bungalow with shared bathroom: + the whole Marimba Crew is super friendly, very knowledgeable (also about other places in Mozambique) and highly professional + cozy...More

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    Response from Isabelle M, Inhaber at Marimba Secret GardensResponded 25 October 2015

    Hey guys, I am lost for words to answer to your positive, empathizing and detailed review!! It honors us very much that you enjoyed your stay with us and have such fond memories of Marimba! Best, Marcel and Isabelle.

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$15 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Location
    • Mozambique >
    • Inhambane Province >
    • Vilanculos
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