‘Pristine Beaches and Marine Life Discovery’
Set in a protected marine conservation area, Benguerra Island is a luxury lodge situated on an island of the same name. The second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971 and provides some of the best marine life discovery in Mozambique. Pristine coral reefs lie just offshore and reveal a variety of colourful tropical fish, whilst the waters surrounding the archipelago are home to Africa’s last remaining population of the rare dugong. If not snorkelling or scuba diving the waters you can head further out for excellent game fishing. Beautiful surrounding beaches beckon you to relax and can also be experienced on horseback. Other activities include tailored expeditions and scenic helicopter tours. The lodge hosts welcoming guest areas amidst lush tropical gardens and ocean views, whilst the accommodations are set under local thatch with private timber decks and plunge pools. You can depart on secluded castaway picnics and savour succulent seafood dinners at the lodge, followed by sundowner cocktails at the beachfront dhow bar.
In Our Opinion
‘Encircled by natural beauty in every direction, Benguerra Island offers spectacular diving sites and fishing opportunities alongside golden sandy beaches and lush forests.’
Never eat in the same place twice! At Azura, dining is all part of the experience, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a picnic on a remote sand island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars and romantic private dinners at your villa.
Benguerra Island has a fully-equipped dive centre. Experienced divers can explore the waters off the Bazaruto Archipelago, whilst novice divers can enjoy an introduction from the dive instructor. You may encounter a wide range of marine life including rare dugong, sting rays, dolphin and turtles as well as white-tip, black-tip, grey reef or giant sleeping sharks. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Discover the shallower coastal reefs located off Benguerra Island with snorkelling. Equipment is provided and the guide will show you the best snorkelling spots to see the colourful marine life. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Deep-sea/ salt water fly fishing
The Bazaruto Archipelago is renowned for its fishing and here you can enjoy light tackle fishing in the bay, fly fishing in the open ocean or even targeting the marlin. The fishing boat is skippered by a professional guide and comes equipped with all fishing tackle. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Sunset dhow cruise
A local skipper with fetch you in the late afternoon and sail around the calm waters in a traditional dhow as the sun sets over the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Tailored towards your interests, island expeditions may range from an exploration of the lakes and dunes on the island to a visit to the local school, church and village. Each expedition includes the company of a local guide with extensive knowledge of the island. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Horse riding safaris
Slowly canter along the water’s edge, discover the island’s hidden tracks and wander along miles of pristine beaches. Horse riding is includes the company of a dedicated guide and offers trails for both first-timers and experienced riders. Additional costs apply for this activity.
View the Bazaruto Archipelago from above from a helicopter as you fly along the Mozambican coastline. Additional costs apply for this activity.
Benguerra Island operates on an all-inclusive basis; for full details see below.
Activities included, one per day:
Activities included, one per stay:
Benguerra Island welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. Please note that age limits may apply to some activities at the lodge.
• Casa de Familia – maximum occupancy 4 adults & 4 children
• Two casinhas can be converted into triple rooms
Benguerra Island is located on an island of the same name, the second largest in the Bazaruto Archipelago – a group of five islands in Mozambique.