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Destinations in Mozambique

Benguerra Island

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Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island

The second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra offers exceptional opportunities to explore some of the very best of Mozambique’s magnificent marine life and experience an abundance of island adventures. Characterised by its towering sand dunes, inland lakes and idyllic beaches, Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971. It is home to over 140 bird species and the pristine waters surrounding the archipelago are home to Africa’s last remaining population of the rare dugong. With one of the most pristine coral reefs in the world just offshore the island waters boast a staggering variety of colourful and exotic tropical fish, while keen fishermen can target a full range of game fish, from sailfish to giant trevally, bonito and marlin.

Guests visiting the island awake to the sounds of fishermen trading their daily catch from their traditional sailing dhows and embark on a series of adventures that includes dhow cruises, beautiful beach walks, diving, snorkelling and exhilarating catch-and-release deep-sea fishing.

Highlights

  • Traditional dhow cruises
  • Island expeditions and walks
  • Birdwatching
  • Local village tours
  • Sea kayaking
  • Castaways picnics

Unique Experiences

Why visit Benguerra Island?
  • Rich marine life and pristine coral reefs ideal for diving and snorkelling
  • Gorgeous Mozambique Island, with its stunning beaches and fascinating history
  • The only place in Africa to see the rare and endangered dugong
  • A magnificent variety of habitats, from freshwater lakes and forests to tropical beaches, as well as a vast variety of birdlife

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