&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 magical destination where time stands still and legends come to life. 

Here authentic African character and charm blend with echoes of distant history in a lodge that cherishes the simplicity of tradition, while celebrating the Arabic influence of its past. Quaint casitas overlook silver sands lapped by turquoise waters where rare dugong call to life ancient tales of mermaids and mariners. The second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, &Beyond Benguerra Island offers pristine beaches, unspoiled coral reefs teeming with marine life and excellent catch and release fishing opportunities. Simple, yet elegant, ten casitas and two cabanas are tucked into a shady forest on the edge of a pristine beach. Private decks boast cool plunge pools and sheltered gazebos. Spacious bedrooms include ensuite bathrooms and open air showers, while casitas also offer a generous private lounge.

Book now to be among the first to enjoy the brand new &Beyond Benguerra Island experience when the lodge reopens after an extensive rebuild and refurbishment in 2015. Currently closed while work is being carried out, the lodge will be relaunched with a brand new look, including refreshed and revitalised casitas. Cabanas will be even more spacious than before and the family suite will be re-designed to offer even more beach luxury. A brand new guests area will include spectacular spaces for relaxation and the activity centre will offer more than ever before.

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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 fly fishing and sea fishing or saltwater fly fishing
  • Exploring the island’s soaring sand dunes and freshwater lakes
  • Traditional dhow cruises, island expeditions and walks, birdwatching, local village tours, sea kayaking, castaways picnics, scuba diving, snorkelling, catamaran cruises, horse riding
  • Perfect for honeymooners, beach lovers, keen fishermen, divers, families, anyone in search of rest and relaxation


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 casitas, Two cabanas, Family suite, Private plunge pools and a lodge pool, Beach Shop, Dive Centre
  • LanguagesPortuguese
  • WildlifeTurtles, dugongs, whales, dolphins, coral reef
  • CurrencyMozambican metical
  • Capacity10 casitas, 2 cabanas & a family suite

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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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