Exceptional accommodation and diving centre in Mozambique
Casa Babi is a small guest house in Mozambique that will welcome you in 4 bedrooms with sea view and 1 comfortable family cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Casa Babi offers a lot of comfort and a very authentic atmosphere. On top of their special accommodation in Mozambique, they also offer diving and other activities.
Sabrina and Denis, your contacts in Mozambique
After living a normal life as everybody else during few years (studies, work, holidays that always seem always too short), a desire for changing the routine took Sabrina and Denis to the Mozambican coast, in Vilanculos, in 2007. After wandering a large part of the world, it is in front of the Bazaruto archipelago, a beautiful and wild area, that they chose to settle.
They started with buying and managing Odyssea Dive Center and 5 years after built their guest house, Casa Babi, which they designed as one of the places where they like to stay when they travel : small, comfortable and with a good vibe. 10 years after the beginning of their adventure, they have 6 dogs and 2 cats, and are not thinking of moving anywhere else.
Let's go to Mozambique !
The Bazaruto archipelago is 750km from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. It was named «the pearl of the Indian Ocean » by N. Hulot. Vilanculos is the perfect starting point to visit lunar landscapes, never ending stretches of sand that appear and disappear with the tides ; crystal-clear waters offering an incredible show barely crowded by tourists. If you are looking for a wild and pristine destination, this is where you will find it!
Vilanculos is an African city which has developed along a wonderful white sandy beach. A large part of the population lives from fishing. Following the rhythm of the tides, we can admire the ballet of the « dhows » (traditional wooden boats) coming and going with the fishermen and their catch. The archipelago is a National Park and fishing is forbidden on coral reefs. 75% of species from the Indian Ocean have been identified here.
For diving or snorkeling fans : the Archipelago offers the opportunity to meet rays, turtles, sharks, groupers and amazing schools of reef fish. Not to mention 3 species of dolphins that we regularly meet when going to the islands and, in season (July to October), the beautiful Humpback Whales. The luckiest also have a chance to bump into the elusive Dugong.
Casa Babi, your exceptional accommodation in Mozambique
We live on site and manage the guest house and dive centre. We like spending time with our guests and do our best to make them feel at home. Many leave as friends! Sabrina likes interior decoration and cooking. All furniture were made by local artists using local material. Our food has an excellent reputation thanks to our two chefs trained by Sabrina who prepare tasty French, Italian, Asian and Mozambican recipes. Breads and jams for breakfast are homemade.
Our passion for diving naturally brought us to do as much as we could to lower our environmental impact. Bedrooms were designed to be naturally ventilated. We recycle our waste, produce our compost, use solar geysers and avoid single-use plastic as much as possible…
With Odyssea Dive, our on site dive center, you will be able to organize dive and snorkeling trips to the Archipelago. Dive courses are possible for those who want to try! We have recently opened a kitesurfing school. Vilanculos offers perfect conditions to learn how to kitesurf. We also have two stand up paddle boards at your disposal and can organize for you all kinds of activities to make the most out of your stay!