Safari in Mozambique
EXOTIC ISLAND GETAWAY
nights & 5 days dicovering moçambique's exotic islands
· best season
· activities · map of safari
lies along the south-eastern coastline of Africa and boasts
2000 kilometres of pristine coastline. Formerly a Portuguese
colony, it has once again become accessible to tourists who
visit the turquoise waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago annually.
Along the Moçambique channel, 1000 miles north of Maputo,
five sparsely inhabited, tropical coral reef islands form a
marine park. Deserted, white beaches and crystal clear, turquoise
seas offer shelter to a wealth of marine life. In contrast,
venture inland from the shore and you will find freshwater lakes
inhabited by crocodiles and a myriad of birds.
White beaches, turquoise waters, pristine coral reefs, dugongs
and excellent lodges are part of the experience of this archipelago.
Travel back in time by silently sailing in a traditional dhow,
with its triangular sail, and watch some of the 125 species
of bird that occur in the area, including the famous flamingos.
We offer four idyllic lodges from where you can explore this
tropical paradise, all four distinctly situated on the beach
offering activities that complements a tropical island getaway.
four lodges are:
The lodge is situated on the southwest shore of Benguerua
Island, the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago
off the coast of Mozambique. This unspoilt area offers some
of the finest scuba diving sites and some of the best deep-sea
fishing in the world.
Nestled within a bay on the protected north-west side
of the island, the Lodge merges naturally into indigenous milkwood
and acacia forests and is flanked by thatched chalets built
on stilts. Each chalet offers its own wonderful sea view and
Surrounded by azure waters and basking in the tropical
sun, Indigo Bay is an idyllic and totally unspoilt island
paradise. Located on the south west shore of Bazaruto Island
of the mainland coast of Mozambique, the luxury resort is a
natural gateway to the enchanted archipelago.
Bazaruto Lodge is situated behind the sand spit at the
northern point of the island. Accommodation is in rustic A-frame
chalets nestling amongst the forested sand dunes. They have
en-suite bathrooms and are serviced daily. The lodge dining
room caters to the enthusiastic appetite of guests with either
fresh crab, crayfish, calamari or prawns served daily. The attractive
open air bar encourages guests to meet new friends, while a
sundowner trip on a dhow provides a breath-taking way to end
the day. There is also a freshwater swimming pool, ski-boating,
yachting and Land Rover hire.
We suggest a minimum stay of 4 nights to make the most
of the area and its attractions.
1 - 4: JOHANNESBURG / VILANCULOS
Fly direct from Johannesburg to Vilanculos where you will
be transferred by boat to the lodge of your choice. The islands
are an unspoiled holiday destination characterised by natural
fauna, deep sea fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving among
the island`s coral reefs. The island is the perfect place
to switch off and to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this carefully
protected natural reserve park. Spend the next four days relaxing
in this sun-soaked paradise. Activities available at the lodges
are scuba diving, snorkelling, fly fishing, inland exploration
trips by Land Rover, sunset sailing on traditional dhows,
which will allow you to explore the warm lucid waters and
the brilliantly coloured fish that live in them.
Also included is a Land Rover tour over part of the island
stopping for a picnic lunch, as well as a sunset cruise on
a traditional `dhow` (coastal Arab sailing vessel).
DAY 5: END OF TOUR
Return to Vilanculos by boat or plane, for your flight back
island breakaway links well with a wildlife safari in South
Africa or Botswana.
for more details on the various options available.
Please contact us for a detailed quote using your choice
Return flights from Johannesburg, return transfers from Vilanculos,
accommodation, 3 meals per day, teas & coffees, daily laundry,
medical rescue insurance & 17% Moçambican VAT, island drive,
Visa costs, drinks, personal expenses, airport and departure
taxes and the National Park Fee, motorized watersports, scuba
diving, comprehensive travel insurance.
are subject to tax and airfare changes without notice
These differ from lodge to lodge. Below is a general list
of what is available. Some activities are available at an extra
Snorkelling, sunset dhow cruise, birdwalks, windsurfing, catamaran
sailing, ocean ski paddling, island drives, picnics and optional
deep sea fishing trips and fly fishing available. The Bazaruto
Archipelago is famous for it's untouched coral reefs and variety
of sea life. This offers excellent scuba diving and snorkeling
off the coast of the islands.
April to November
your holiday to:
South Africa - a world in one country
Botswana - the ultimate safari destination in southern Africa.
Please contact us for a detailed quote on these extensions.
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