The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a world renown big game fishing destination for years. In the last couple of decades a few lodges offering luxurious accommodation have taken over some of the beautiful white sandy coastline. Made up of six islands, Bazaruto and Benguerra are the biggest, and offer the most accommodation choices. Vilanculos is the mainland drop off point for access to the islands. It is also a destination in its own right with some great friendly accommodation options. Southern Mozambique works well in combination with a South African Safari. There are direct flights twice a week from the Kruger Park into Vilanculos. There are also daily flights from Johannesburg. We have put together some great ideas for tours taking in these two magical Southern African destinations.

If you are looking for a family vacation or a honeymoon retreat, or some luxury time out of the real world, island life will provide the perfect getaway. With most accommodation options on Bazaruto and Benguerra, it is easy to find the right thing. For that ideal family vacation with activities for the kids and relaxation for the parents look no further than the luxury Anantara Bazaruto Resort and Spa. For an off the beaten track romantic honeymoon, Azura Retreat on &Beyond Benguerra are sublime. For a little bit of island paradise the intimate Benguerra Lodge shows off true Mozambiquan hospitality. You can chat to one of our consultants who have been to this tropical paradise.

While the main objective on beach vacations is often to do nothing at all, the islands offer great activities if you are looking to add some to your vacation. With marine life protected by the Bazaruto National Park your snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing options are a highlight and available in abundance.


Camille Rowe

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Honeymooners review their Safari & Beach trip

Combining thrilling game viewing time on a luxury safari with chill-on-the-beach time on a tropical island is the perfect combo for honeymooners. Ilze put together a seamless trip for this couple from the US.

Honeymoon safari & paradise island combo

This honeymoon couple loves their African honeymoon. It was well paced with not too much travelling. They combined a Big Five Safari at two safari camps in South Africa’s Kruger region with barefoot luxury time on an island of the coast of Southern Mozambique.