Bazaruto Archipelago

Scattered off the southern coast of Mozambique are five tropical islands, the Bazaruto Archipelago. You can stay on either of the two largest islands, Bazaruto Island or Benguerra Island. Direct flights from the Kruger International Airport to Vilanculos (the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago) makes these islands an excellent choice for a big game safari and beach holiday.

Spend lazy days in a luxury beach lodge overlooking a white stretch of sand and the turquoise blue of the Indian Ocean. The Bazaruto Archipelago lies within a Marine National Park, so below the waves the magic continues with vibrant coral reefs, turtles, dolphins and the shy dugong. Away from the beach you’ll find freshwater lakes and tall sand dunes – fantastic for dune boarding and sunset drinks.

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Highlights in Bazaruto Archipelago

  • Easy to combine with the Sabi Sands or Kruger Park
  • Barefoot luxury chalets right on the beach
  • Excellent snorkelling and diving in a marine reserve
  • Big game fishing for marlin, sailfish and tuna
  • Famously good seafood and Mozambican prawns
  • Sunset cruises on a traditional wooden dhow

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Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island is in the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique. 20 beautifully appointed villas lie just footsteps from a broad, white-sand beach. Each villa has its own plunge pool, thatched sala for afternoon naps, and a butler-host who’ll set up dinners in different locations or fetch you…

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andBeyond Benguerra Island

A helicopter transfer takes you to Benguerra, the second largest island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago, Stay in a luxurious casinha (chalet) right on the beach, snorkel vibrant coral reefs, go horse riding along the beach and relax on your hanging daybed looking out at the Indian Ocean.

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Anantara Bazaruto is a luxurious island resort with 44 beach chalets carefully spaced along a seemingly endless sweep of white sand. Spend sunny days on Mozambique’s tropical playground: go water skiing, deep sea fishing, dune boarding and horse riding along the beach. The snorkelling trip to Paradise Island is not…

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