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Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago
Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago is a chain of four big islands.

You can explore the huge dunes...

...as well as the diverse marine life.

It's a place to relax...

...and you might see some dolphins having fun in the ocean.

Bazaruto Archipelago

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The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of four main islands off the coast of Mozambique.
It offers a lush tropical climate, includes huge dunes, forest, savannah, wetlands...
... which are home to around 160 bird species, otters, antelopes and rarely seen flamingos.
This region is known for its sandy beaches and great coral reefs.
Only Benguerra Island and Bazaruto Island are inhabited by about 3,500 Mozambicans.
You can get there most easily by plane from Johannesburg via Vilanculos.
Try some water activities like snorkelling, wake-boarding, sea kayaking and diving…
… or simply take a walk and explore the area.
Enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset, during a romantic dhow cruise.
Amazing views reward you for the effort of climbing a sand dune.
Go dolphin watching, to see the rich marine diversity the Bazaruto Archipelago has to offer.
Horseback riding from Benguerra Lodge, across the sandy beaches is great.
All lodges will offer small boats to go island hopping or salt-water fly-fishing.
The area is well known for its diving and you find a well-equipped dive centre at each lodge.
For those looking for something different, the nine-hole qolf course at Indigo Bay is fun.
The archipelago became a National Park in 1971…
… including the surrounding coral reefs, making a safe haven for the rare dugong.
There are five stunning lodges on the islands and another great option on the mainland.
You can choose between different standards, from laid back like Bazaruto Lodge here…
... and located at the northern tip of the archipelago.
Or the more luxurious, such as Benguerra Lodge.
Though at all, you can enjoy your meals with spectacular sea views.
The food at all the lodges is very good, especially at Marlin Lodge pictured here.
The scenery is beautiful – and incredibly photogenic...
... with its clear, turquoise waters and tranquil, white beaches...
… and some of the most picturesque sunsets on the Mozambique coast…
… that you can see from a boat, your room or even from the pool.
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The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of four main islands off the coast of Mozambique.
The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of four main islands off the coast of Mozambique.
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It offers a lush tropical climate, includes huge dunes, forest, savannah, wetlands...
It offers a lush tropical climate, includes huge dunes, forest, savannah, wetlands...
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... which are home to around 160 bird species, otters, antelopes and rarely seen flamingos.
... which are home to around 160 bird species, otters, antelopes and rarely seen flamingos.
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This region is known for its sandy beaches and great coral reefs.
This region is known for its sandy beaches and great coral reefs.
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Only Benguerra Island and Bazaruto Island are inhabited by about 3,500 Mozambicans.
Only Benguerra Island and Bazaruto Island are inhabited by about 3,500 Mozambicans.
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You can get there most easily by plane from Johannesburg via Vilanculos.
You can get there most easily by plane from Johannesburg via Vilanculos.
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Try some water activities like snorkelling, wake-boarding, sea kayaking and diving…
Try some water activities like snorkelling, wake-boarding, sea kayaking and diving…
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… or simply take a walk and explore the area.
… or simply take a walk and explore the area.
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Enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset, during a romantic dhow cruise.
Enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset, during a romantic dhow cruise.
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Amazing views reward you for the effort of climbing a sand dune.
Amazing views reward you for the effort of climbing a sand dune.
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Go dolphin watching, to see the rich marine diversity the Bazaruto Archipelago has to offer.
Go dolphin watching, to see the rich marine diversity the Bazaruto Archipelago has to offer.
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Horseback riding from Benguerra Lodge, across the sandy beaches is great.
Horseback riding from Benguerra Lodge, across the sandy beaches is great.
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All lodges will offer small boats to go island hopping or salt-water fly-fishing.
All lodges will offer small boats to go island hopping or salt-water fly-fishing.
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The area is well known for its diving and you find a well-equipped dive centre at each lodge.
The area is well known for its diving and you find a well-equipped dive centre at each lodge.
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For those looking for something different, the nine-hole qolf course at Indigo Bay is fun.
For those looking for something different, the nine-hole qolf course at Indigo Bay is fun.
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The archipelago became a National Park in 1971…
The archipelago became a National Park in 1971…
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… including the surrounding coral reefs, making a safe haven for the rare dugong.
… including the surrounding coral reefs, making a safe haven for the rare dugong.
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There are five stunning lodges on the islands and another great option on the mainland.
There are five stunning lodges on the islands and another great option on the mainland.
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You can choose between different standards, from laid back like Bazaruto Lodge here…
You can choose between different standards, from laid back like Bazaruto Lodge here…
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... and located at the northern tip of the archipelago.
... and located at the northern tip of the archipelago.
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Or the more luxurious, such as Benguerra Lodge.
Or the more luxurious, such as Benguerra Lodge.
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Though at all, you can enjoy your meals with spectacular sea views.
Though at all, you can enjoy your meals with spectacular sea views.
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The food at all the lodges is very good, especially at Marlin Lodge pictured here.
The food at all the lodges is very good, especially at Marlin Lodge pictured here.
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The scenery is beautiful – and incredibly photogenic...
The scenery is beautiful – and incredibly photogenic...
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... with its clear, turquoise waters and tranquil, white beaches...
... with its clear, turquoise waters and tranquil, white beaches...
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… and some of the most picturesque sunsets on the Mozambique coast…
… and some of the most picturesque sunsets on the Mozambique coast…
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… that you can see from a boat, your room or even from the pool.
… that you can see from a boat, your room or even from the pool.

Holidays visiting Bazaruto Archipelago

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Azura Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

Stay in a stunning location on the western coastline of Benguerra Island. Elegant accommodation, a highly personalised level of care and a wide range of land and water-based activities make Azura a fantastic destination for all travellers.

US$4,710 - US$5,480 per person

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Anantara Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of land and water-based activities from Antanara Bazaruto Beach Resort and Spa. A great destination for families, there’s something to keep all ages entertained as well as ample opportunity for utter relaxation.

US$3,370 - US$6,350 per person

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Benguerra Beach Holiday

6 days • 1 locations
VILANCULOS AIRPORT TO VILANCULOS AIRPORT

This luxurious lodge offers a fantastic blend of total relaxation and more active pursuits. Explore your idyllic surroundings with a range of land and water-based activities before unwinding with a massage and sundowner drinks on the beach.

US$4,780 - US$5,520 per person

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Where to stay in Bazaruto Archipelago

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Bazaruto Lodge

Bazaruto Lodge

Bazaruto Lodge is a friendly and efficiently run resort which is great value, with a laid-back, Mediterranean charm that would suit couples and families.


86% (13 reviews)
Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra

Azura Benguerra is very chic and romantic, with particularly good service and food. The choice of activities is wide, and its spa is top-notch!


97% (12 reviews)
Anantara Bazaruto

Anantara Bazaruto

Anantara Bazaruto is a family-friendly resort on the west coast of Bazaruto Island; it's the largest resort on these islands, and in design terms probably the most like a conventional hotel.


93% (8 reviews)
Benguerra Lodge

Benguerra Lodge

The oldest lodge in the archipelago, Benguerra has a North African feel amidst tropical gardens. It's a peaceful destination for couples, and children's chalets make it good-value for families.


100% (3 reviews)
Azura Marlin Beach

Azura Marlin Beach

Set on a stunning beach, Azura Marlin Beach is due to open in mid 2020. We are anticipating a luxurious lodge with high standards for food and service.


No reviews yet
Dugong Lodge

Dugong Lodge

Dugong Beach Lodge is a stylish property on a remote stretch of beach just south of Vilanculos. For the level of luxury you get here, this is a very good value lodge albeit not actually on the Bazaruto Islands.


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