Islands of Mozambique, Luxury Resort Breakaways

5 day
Benguerra Lodge

Quintessential island holiday in unspoilt beauty of the Indian Ocean
Highlights:


  • luxurious accommodation surrounded by azure waters
  • paradise beaches and shallow, crystal clear waters
  • excellent scuba diving, snorkeling and many other water activities
  • Experience the quintessential island holiday on the islands inmidst the unspoilt beauty of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by azure waters and basking in the tropical sun you will be enjoying your luxurious accommodation. Activities include excellent snorkeling and scuba diving on the breathtaking reefs viewing the vast array of colourful fish and the extraordinary shaped coral.

    The shallow, crystal clear waters with dazzling soft corals, starfish, anemones, seahorses and a bewildering range of beautiful fish, extends to many other water activities. Anglers can experience the thrill of deep sea fishing, fighting marlin or game fish. Alternatively you can take a delightful picnic and explore the birdlife along the tideline and the freshwater lakes or simply comb deserted beaches in solitude and serenity. Choose one out of three luxurious accommodations for your five day stay.

    Option 1: Benguerra Island Lodge ( Days 1-4)

    Upon your arrival at Vilanculos Airport you will be met and transferred by road and boat to Benguerra Lodge. Benguerra Lodge set amidst indigenous milkwood trees overlooking Benguerra Bay consists of an open-fronted thatch and reed main building embracing the lounge, bar and dining room area flanked by secluded chalets. 

    Built on stilts, each chalet offers en-suite facilities and a private balcony.  Activities at Benguerra Lodge include excellent snorkeling and scuba diving on the breathtaking reefs viewing the vast array of colourful fish and the extraordinary shaped coral.   A highlight would be the sighting of a dugong or the green turtles, while goldies, blue-banded snappers, rubberlips, potato and brindle bass, manta and eagle rays, kingfish, frogfish, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish, lionfish, parrotfish, pipefish, nose-striped and two-bar clownfish and a number of shark species are regularly encountered. 

    You may go windsurfing and sailing by hobiecat or enjoy a sunset sail on a dhow.  Birding is spectacular at Benguerra.  The mangrove forest, beaches and freshwater lakes harbour between 80 - 115 species depending on the season.  A highlight is the flocks of flamingoes that breed in the lakes.  Anglers can experience the thrill of deep sea fishing, fighting marlin or game fish, in the fully equipped boats with an experienced skipper and ghillie.  

    Saltwater flyfishermen can meander around the flats in a specially constructed boat, casting for the rare bonefish.  You may also visit the fishermen villages or the market at Vilanculos.  Alternatively you can take a delightful picnic and explore the birdlife along the tideline and the freshwater lakes or simply comb deserted beaches in solitude and serenity.  (Scuba diving, scuba equipment hire and boat hire for fishing or excursions are at extra cost and must be paid for at Benguerra Lodge). 

    Overnights at Benguerra Lodge in a twin bedded chalet built on stilts with en suite facilities.  Accommodation is on a full board basis including activities. Activities include one snorkel trip, one landrover trip with picnic lunch and one sunset cruise per stay.  Diving at an additional cost.

    Day 5: Departure Day

    You will be transferred by road and boat to Vilanculous Airport.

    Included:

  • Twin or single accommodation
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Scheduled transfers: Vilanculous Airport/Benguerra Lodge/Vilanculous Airport
  • One Snorkel trip, one landrover trip with picnic lunch and one sunset cruise per stay
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Not included:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities and porterage
  • Visas (please thoroughly check requirements, depending on your client's nationality, for the countries being visited prior to travel)
  • Activities at Benguerra Lodge not specified
  • Scheduled flights to and from Vilanculous Airport
  • Option 2: Indigo Bay Lodge (Days 1-4)

    Upon your arrival at Vilanculous Airport you will be met and transferred by road and boat to Indigo Bay Island Resort. 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 off the mainland of Mozambique, the luxury resort is a natural gateway to the enchanted archipelago.

    Each of the 48 chalets is air-conditioned, has mosquito nets, and is en-suite. The Bazaruto Archipelago is a small group of islands situated approximately 30 km from Vilanculos. The diverse ecosystem contained in the archipelago caters for a wide range of interests. The white beaches and protected reefs surrounding the islands support dolphin, dugong, game fish and giant lobster. The whole area between the mainland and the 150-fathom mark is now protected as a world-class conservation area.

    The shallow, crystal clear waters with dazzling soft corals, starfish, anemones, seahorses and a bewildering range of beautiful fish, extends to dive sites and many other water activities. Fauna and flora on the island abounds. Flamingos on tidal flats, endemic butterflies, hundreds of bird species in wetland, Savanna grasslands and thicket. Freshwater lakes, home to many large crocodiles and in total contrast, the eastern strip, composed of huge bare and vegetated sand dunes. The resort offers a diversity of aquatic activities.

    Overnights at Indigo Bay Island Resort in a twin bedded chalet with en suite facilities. Accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis including activities. Activities include non-motorised water sport, one snorkel trip at Neptune's Nursery and one sunset cruise
    per stay.

    Day 5: Departure Day

    You will be transferred by road and boat to Vilanculous Airport.

    Included:

  • Twin or single accommodation
  • Meals on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Scheduled transfers: Vilanculous Airport/Indigo Bay/Vilanculous Airport
  • Non-motorised water sport, one snorkel trip at Neptune's Nursery and one sunset cruise per day
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Not Included:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities and porterage
  • Visas (please thoroughly check requirements, depending on your client's nationality, for the countries being visited prior to travel)
  • Activities at Indigo Bay not specified
  • Scheduled flights to and from Vilanculous Airport
  • USD 10.00 Park Levy per person per stay (must be settled direct)
  • Option 3: Marlin Lodge (Days 1-4)

    Upon your arrival at Vilanculous Airport you will be met and transferred by road and boat to Marlin Lodge. Overnights at Marlin Lodge in a twin bedded luxury chalet with en suite facilities.  Accommodation is on a full board basis including activities. Activities include windsurfing, ocean ski paddling, catamaran sailing, one dhow cruise and one island drive per stay.  Diving at an additional cost

    Day 5: Departure Day

    You will be transferred by road and boat to Vilanculous Airport.

    Included:

  • Twin or single accommodation
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Scheduled transfers: Vilanculous Airport/Marlin Lodge/Vilanculous Airport
  • Activities as specified
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Not included:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities and porterage
  • Visas (please thoroughly check requirements, depending on your client's nationality, for the countries being visited prior to travel)
  • Activities at Marlin Lodge not specified
  • Scheduled flights to and from Vilanculous Airport
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