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The Mozambique coast stretches for 2 500km along Africa’s eastern side. Five tropical islands make up the Bazaruto Archipelago. Two of these are the popular Benguerra and Bazaruto with their golden beaches. It is here where most tourists go to enjoy laid back island life. Water sports such as snorkeling, swimming, para-sailing and scuba-diving are popular. Let the local fisherman catch a barracuda and prepare it in the traditional Portuguese way for you while you enjoy the scenery of a tropical sunset. Alternatively go out on a deep-sea fishing excursion and let them show you how to catch the magnificent marlin and sailfish.
It was in the 1970s that Bazaruto National Park was created as a protected marine area but only since the cessation of the civil war in the 1990s did the tourists return in numbers to Mozambique. There are now many lodges and bush-camps to choose from to suit your pocket. A two hour flight from Johannesburg will get you to Vilanculos where you will be transferred to the lodge of your choice. Be prepared for a pampering massage or spa treatment after a day on the beach or in the warm tropical waters. One can also spend a few days in the Kruger National Park and from there fly one hour directly to Vilanculos. The islands are probably the most scenic along the entire east coast of Africa with rich marine life especially along Two Mile Reef, which has become a world renowned place to observe tropical fish by snorkeling or scuba-diving.
We specialise in building tailor-made luxury safaris that suit every clients individual requirements, however, our expert consultants can help you with inspiration and suggested experiences:
5 Nights / 4 Star Luxury
Machangulo beach lodge has a quite unique location on the tip of the southern land mass of Mozambique overlooking the Indian ocean between Ponta de Ouro and Inhaca Island with its spectacular natural habitat, stunning beaches and breath-taking sea views. Combines well with any Kruger Safari.
6 Nights / 5 Star Luxury
Azura Quilalea Private Island, just of the coast of Mozambique, is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated ‘Robinson Crusoe’ castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer in the 9 seafront villas. Combines well with any Kruger Safari.
6 Nights / 5 Star Luxury
This 6 nights / 7 days package in Azura Benguerra is truly the most authentic way of spending your time on a tropical Indian Ocean Island. Its not mass tourism, its a eco friendly, high quality, small boutique hotel experience in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Combines well with any Kruger Safari.