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

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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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

Anantara Bazaruto has spacious, air-conditioned chalets carefully spaced along a sweep of seemingly endless beach. Mozambiqe’s Bazruto Island is a tropical playground: go water skiing, deep sea fishing, dune boarding and horse riding along the beach. The snorkelling trip to Paradise Island is not to be missed, and a sunset…

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Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Get the best of both worlds: top game viewing in South Africa and an island getaway in Mozambique. This 11-day itinerary starts at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination, famous for its leopard viewing. You’ll then hop over to the Bazaruto Archipelago that consists of five idyllic…

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