14km off the mainland of Mozambique lays the hidden gem that is Benguerra Lodge, tucked between lush coconut palms, silvery white sands and turquoise blue waters on the breath-taking island of Benguerra in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Rich in diversity the inland forest, savannah, wetland eco-systems and freshwater lakes sustain a healthy population of diverse fauna and flora. Fresh water crocodiles are found in some of the lakes bearing testimony to the islands mainland past. Some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world is experienced off the local reefs and the Bazaruto Archipelago is home to the last remaining endangered Dugongs. Whales, dolphins and whale sharks frequent the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and experiencing any of these encounters on a diving or boat trip is most assuredly a life-changing event!
Benguerra Lodge is the epitome of barefoot luxury. The stylish and luxuriously adorned lodge has warm African influence in the décor and opulent services such as a butler for each room makes this a perfect romantic or honeymoon destination! Meals are fresh and varied, and deliciously prepared by local chefs who rely heavily on local ingredients.
At Benguerra you can do as much or as little as you please. Numerous activities are available such as scuba diving, snorkelling, castaway beach picnics, deep sea fishing, horse riding and spa treatments.
Arrive off your flight from Johannesburg and you are met by a representative in the bustling little coastal town of Vilanculos. You board in style and get transferred to Benguerra Island by helicopter – flying low over the magnificent Bazaruto Archipelago and its crystal clear waters! The friendly staff and your private butler are on hand at your arrival to settle you into your room. Explore your surroundings and possibly treat yourself to a romantic sunset dhow cruise whilst watching as the ocean blushes a crimson shade when the sun dips below the horizon…
Island life is completely at your leisure and you awake to the sounds of the waves lapping a gentle rhythm on the shore near your room. Birds abound in this tropical paradise and the sights and sounds are a sensory delight! Get active and go scuba diving or snorkelling on one of the many spectacular reefs nearby. Maybe you prefer the slow pace and opt for a castaway boat trip and a picnic on a nearby island where you can surely find the pansy shells that are iconic to this area. Dinners are a candlelit affair with attentive staff close on hand to indulge your every whim and to ensure your island experience surpasses any expectations you had.
After a leisurely breakfast and a last walk on the beach, you depart paradise by return helicopter to mainland Vilanculos before boarding your flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements.
|Mozambique||Low Season||Mid Season||High Season|
|Per person sharing.||1 Jan – 31 March||1 April – 30 June||1 July – 31 Dec|
||n/a||US$ 2 450||US$ 3 075|
||n/a||US$ 2 800||US$ 3 450|
||Price on request||Price on request||Price on request|
Video shot at Benguerra Island Lodge in Mozambique.
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