Benguerra Island Lodge

Indigo Bay Island Resort

Bazaruto Archipelago

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The Bazaruto Archipelago is a small group of islands situated approximately 40 kilometers off the Mozambique coast.  Bazaruto is the largest (approximately 37kms long and up to 7kms wide) and northern most of the five islands.

The diverse ecosystems contained in the archipelago cater for a wide range of interests.  The squeaky white beaches and protected reefs surrounding the islands support dolphin, dugong, game fish and giant lobster.   The shallow, crystal clear waters with dazzling soft corals, starfish, anemones, seahorses and a bewildering range of beautiful fish, extends to dive sites featuring creatures such as green turtles, manta ray, sailfish and a variety of sharks.  Big game fishing, including marlin and barracuda, is truly spectacular.  Fauna and flora on the island abounds.  Flamingoes on tidal flats; endemic butterflies, hundreds of bird species in wetland, savanna grassland and thicket.  Freshwater lakes, home to many large crocodiles and in total contrast, the eastern strip is composed of huge bare and vegetated sand dunes. 

Getting there:

The Bazaruto archipelago is reached by scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos on Mondays and Fridays. A boat or charter flight will take you from Vilanculos to your resort.

Indigo Bay Island Resort offers superior facilities and services to enable guests to realize the full potential of their visit to this idyllic, special place.  Consisting of 23 air conditioned chalets, each with landscaping to provide privacy but with direct access to the beach.

The restaurant specialises in local Mozambican Portuguese cuisine. The patio bar features original walls dating back to early Portuguese traders, overlooking Indigo Bay.  Conference facilities, and swimming pool.

Big Game fishing , Scuba Diving (12 sites around Bazaruto island, 22 sites within the Archipelago), snorkeling, water skiing, power kiting, horse riding, guided island drives, kayaking, wind surfing, Hobbiecat sailing, and Bird watching


4 night Package - $695
7 night Package - $1190
R/T airfare Johannesburg - Vilancoulos $375

Includes accommodation on half-baord basis, non-motorised water sports, National Parks.


The luxury thatched Benguerra Lodge is the destination for exclusivity and tranquility in a remote  setting. Merged into a natural milkwood forest bordering Benguerra Bay and encircled by silver beaches, coral reefs and turquoise seas, the lodge is flanked by secluded chalets built on stilts which cater for 26 guests. Fresh seafood and exotic Portuguese dishes are served with personal attention. A mosaic of forest, savannah and wetland ecosystems sustains a diverse population of fauna and flora in this idyllic island getaway.

The main lodge building comprising the lounge, dining room and patio area is flanked by thirteen comfortable thatched chalets. On the large patio, guests can enjoy a cocktail and sit back after the day's events.

The chalets, built on stilts, with reed walls and wooden floors, merge within the surrounding indigenous Acacia and Natal Mahogany forest. However, each chalet is not more than 20 meters from the beach and each has a  veranda/balcony looking out to sea with en-suite bathroom and shower. 

Meals are relaxed affairs served in different settings and always with unsurpassed personal attention consisting of fresh seafood and exotic Portuguese dishes. 

Activities include snorkelling, scuba diving,  dhow cruisng, deep sea fishing, saltwater fly fishing, bird watching, and picniking on deserted beaches in solitude and serenity.

3 nights $865
4 nights $1125
7 nights $2075
R/T Airfare $450 Johannesburg - Vilancoulos - Benguerra Island

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