Activities at a glance:

  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Bird Watching
  • Dune Sliding
  • Kayaking
  • Boat for trips

Kayaks & Canoes

Bilene Lodge has kayaking and canoeing equipment, with paddles and life-jackets in assorted sizes. This is an easy activity for any guest to partake in and enjoy. Nothing beats a sunset paddle along the lagoon with the area's spectacular birdlife for company (flamingos, pied kingfisher, palm nut vulture, malachite, to name a few).


Boat trips

Since the Ujembe lagoon is so vast, there is ample space to throttle up and really have some fun. Boating trips are subject to demand and, during peak holiday periods, extra runs are typically added. Be sure to speak to any of the Bilene staff for details.



The lagoon in Bilene is teeming with wildlife. Local species include Hippocampus Camelopardalis or ‘Giraffe Seahorse’, which are critically endangered. Birdwatchers can marvel at the large population of Flamingos that are endemic to Bilene. Between November and March, witness a fascinating act of nature at Bilene when turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.


Explore Local Markets

The markets in Bilene are a must-see, with fresh, local produce and a variety of other foodstuffs, from cashew nuts to fresh fish, crabs and freshly-caught prawns cooked superbly over an open fire. Find locally-made clothing and plenty of handmade crafts and artwork to take home as souvenirs.



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