consists of a group of five beautiful islands – the two main ones being Bazaruto and Benguerra. This one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park.
- Known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’
- The perfect honeymoon destination
- Protected as a conservation area and national park
- Coral reefs – home to thousands of fish
- Largest Dugong population along the eastern African coast
Stories of rich pearl beds prized by the Queen of Sheba, beautiful kidnapped Indian princesses, infamous slave traders, shipwrecks and illicit German gold are common in this area!
We believe that the first visitors to the Bazaruto Archipelago were ancient Phoenicians in search of Pearls.
The reality of an unspoiled, undeveloped and unpopulated paradise – where the beaches are a dazzling white, the ocean is warm and blue, and the environment is pristine, is a dream come true for visitors to this “Garden of Eden”.
Relax on unspoiled beaches or dive the stunning, uncharted depths. Take a walk through the indigenous forest and enjoy excellent bird watching, or have a castaway picnic on a remote stretch of beach.
Spend hours teasing the fish on fly or indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy massage.
There are freshwater lakes which are home to crocodiles, fish and migrant wading birds; mangroves, where one regularly sees the beautiful ‘Greater flamingo’, grasslands and swamps which house a variety of bird life and mammals.
In the ocean – which attracts most tourists – there are pristine inshore and offshore coral reefs, sea-grass beds which the Dugong (the legendary mermaid) and turtles feed on, a variety of colourful fish, and long sandy beaches.
To get to the Bazaruto Archipelago it is easiest access them via Vilanculos where there are immigration and custom services.