Dugongs roaming free, Whale Sharks cruising deep, Manta rays flying in clear waters and dolphins everywhere. Diving, fishing and kite surfing; horse riding, dhow sailing & island picnics. Feel the joy when you taste an island holiday in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Try a new activity at one of the 4 lodges on Bazaruto, Benguerra and Magaruque Islands.
DELICIOUS TREATS, MEMORIES FOREVER... Family picnics are also a great way to bond and be together in such an open, pristine environment. Dine on succulent seafood, fresh tropical fruits, Portuguese breads, cheeses and meats. Sip the best wines and bubblies, creating memories you will never forget. Clink glasses together and toast the end of another spectacular day.
DUNES AND BIRDS AND THINGS... Climb a huge sand dune and whizz down on a sand board. Picnic under huge old Baobab trees and toast all the good reasons you booked this trip to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Watch flocks of Pelicans and Flamingos get ready to roost for the night, majestic in their beauty. Your island tour includes time to eat in a magical secluded spot, so that you can really feel the island.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE... The islanders lack the resources to make money and have become intrinsic members of the luxury lodges. At &Beyond Benguerra Island, the lodge has set up a barter system so that locals can exchange food in return for maintaining roads. Take a tour led by the chief and herbalist! Enjoy a traditional dhow cruise around the islands and meet some women preparing food at home.
LOCAL INGREDIENTS FROM THE ISLANDS... Spas in this Mozambique island region are set on the beach and make use of local natural ingredients. Therapists are highly trained and can offer anything from glorious massages and facials to body scrubs, wraps and detoxifying remedies. Rejuvenate mind, body and soul in a space where age-old rituals are observed and where your comfort is prime.
TWITCHERS' PARADISE... Come alone and stay in a luxury villa on the ocean where sea birds flit, or come as part of an organised nature tour where an expert bird guide shares his local knowledge with you. Mozambique is a mostly unexplored birding destination but offers more than 600 recorded bird species and 500 species which breed in the country.
ISLAND STOPS FOR A STROLL... Book an ocean safari with your company colleagues to chat about the day, moving away from work stresses. Sip a drink, admire the lodge from afar. Tailor make your trip to include a stop on an island somewhere for snacks and a stroll. This is a great way to admire the marine wildlife if you don’t want to go scuba diving.
WHIZZING INTO NOWHERE.. The gorgeous sand dunes on Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands change with the winds and your footprints disappear, making way for the next person. Strap a board to your feet and launch! Whizz down the dune, walk up again and whizz down again. This adrenaline rush can be quite addictive. Helmets are provided for your safety.
Diving is hot in the Bazaruto Archipelago. International divers travel to the warm Indian Ocean to explore one of the biggest marine conservation areas around. So can you!
Catch the likes of Kingfish, Queenfish, Barracuda, Mackerel and Yellowfin tuna in the famous Mozambique Channel. Anglers dream about this wonderful fishing spot in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Whether you are a recreational or a specialist angler, you will want to lure legendary species such as Giant Black marlin, Sailfish or Wahoo.
Crazy Kite Surfing
Did you know that kiting surfing safaris are an adventure sport now readily available in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago? Local professionals assist visiting kite surfers like you with finding the best kite surfing spots off the island beaches and knowing what to take into consideration on a surfing expedition.
Riding on the back of a sturdy horse is one of the most enjoyable activities in the Bazaruto Archipelago, on Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands. This adventurous activity has everything to do with experiencing the romance and allure of nature.
Dhow Cruises & Island Hopping Day Trips
Climbing aboard a traditional dhow for the first time is exciting. Take note of the colourful sails, often sewn together from many different cloths. Created by hand using old-fashioned methods passed down year after year for centuries, these boats sail beautifully.