&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.

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Benguerra Island

An exquisite piece of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still and legends come to life.

Book now to be among the first to enjoy the brand new &Beyond Benguerra Island experience when the lodge reopens on 1 June 2015 after an extensive rebuild and refurbishment. The lodge’s elegant new interior design, which reflects both the island’s African and Portuguese heritage, will add to its exceptional location alongside a permanent deep water channel.

Situated on the second largest island in the sunny Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the lodge is set in a protected marine conservation area and offers pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life. Looking out onto a sandy beach and set on a deep lagoon unaffected by the tides, this exclusive beach getaway is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Surrounded by premier diving sites, the lodge is the gateway to an underwater wonderland for divers, with a rich variety of tropical fish species complemented by Africa’s only population of the rare dugong. The deep Mozambique Channel, which runs alongside the island, is renowned for its game fish and Benguerra Island offers some of the world’s best catch-and-release deep sea fishing and fly fishing opportunities.

While the island is fringed with golden, sandy beaches, its interior is a lush patchwork of forests, wetlands and fresh water lakes. Horse riding trips and island expeditions explore both the coastline and the interior of the island, uncovering traditional culture at the local village and climbing soaring sand dunes.

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About the Lodge

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Why Visit

  • Diving and snorkelling some of the most pristine reefs in the world
  • Thrilling deep sea and fly fishing opportunities
  • Horse riding on the beach or among the soaring sand suns and freshwater lakes of the interior
  • Traditional dhow cruises, island expeditions, catamaran cruises and romantic castaway picnics
  • Africa’s only population of the rare and endangered dugong

Climate

Summer (December-March)
Daytime temperatures above 34˚C / 94˚F

Winter (June-September)
Night-time temperature rarely drops below 21˚C / 70˚F

Hot and sunny weather year round, with little or no rainfall through most of the year.

Fast Facts

  • Best time to travelAll year round
  • Recommended for ChildrenChildren are welcome. See our Family Travel page.
  • Guest SafetyAs with travel in all foreign countries, it is advised that you keep an eye on your personal belongings.
  • Lodge AmenitiesTen casinhas, two cabanas, three-bedroom Casa de Familia, private pools and lodge pool, Beach Shop, Dive Centre, massage sala
  • LanguagesPortuguese, English
  • WildlifeDugong, turtles, whales, dolphins, tropical marine fish, game fish
  • CurrencyMozambican metical
  • CapacityTen casinhas, two cabanas and the three-bedroom Casa de Familia

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Romantic Mozambique Escape

Indulge in a tranquil seaside adventure on the shores of tropical &Beyond Benguerra Island. Relax on golden beach sands washed by balmy Indian Ocean waters or explore the vibrant and beautiful coral reefs that hide beneath the waves. Battle the mighty denizens of the deep with some of the world’s most exciting catch-and-release deep sea fishing. 

Activities

As the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional opportunities to witness a slice of the very best of Mozambique’s exceptional marine life

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Activities Include

  • Scuba diving
  • Castaway picnic
  • Horse riding safari
  • Snorkelling
  • Saltwater flyfishing
  • Dhow cruise
  • Helicopter siteseeing
  • Island drives

Learn More about Benguerra Island
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    Days at &Beyond Benguerra Island can be as active or as leisurely as you want them to be.

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    An exquisite piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean, &Beyond Benguerra Island is a magical destination where time stands still and legends come to life

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    True African hospitality lies at the core of &Beyond's lodges and camps throughout the continent.

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