6 Days AndBeyondBenguerra Island Mozambique US$3,420.-pp

An exquisite piece of Indian Ocean paradise, Benguerra Island is a luxury beach holiday destination where time stands still. Situated off the coast of Mozambique within the protected marine reserve of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, this island hideaway is set on a protected lagoon.

Accommodation type: Luxury

BEST TIME TO GO

Tropical sunny year round with little or no rainfall through most of the year. December to March has chance of showers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the most romantic destinations in the world
  • Eco friendly resort in pristine turquoise waters
  • Beachfront location and views with private undercover deck
  • Helicopter flight to the resort
  • Private plunge pool
  • Candle lit beach dinners under the stars
  • Diving and Horseback Riding and much more included
Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
andBeyond Benguerra Island Bazaruto Archipelago 5 FB 1x Beach Villa with private pool

Pric

US$3,679.- per person double occupancy (marriage certificate no older than 6 month required)
Price valid Jan 11 to Oct 31, 2021
Non honeymooners please add US$846pp

Key
FB: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch

Included

Helicopter flight from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island, all meals including main beach dinners, local beers and spirits, house wines,  Wifi in public areas, a sunset dhow cruise, scheduled snorkelling, castaway picnic, island expedition, local village tour, kayaks and paddleboard, laundry, max 2 PADI dives per day (tide dependant and PADI certification required), horse riding,
Honeymoon special treats!

Excluded

International flights to Vilanculos, premium drinks, optional activities, reef snorkeling, island hopping, specialist guided activities,  spa treatments, horse swimming, Mozambique visa if required, travel insurance, Bazaruto National Park fee approx US$15 per person, per stay (charged directly on site),

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Mozambique

Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and – most of all – its opportunities for adventure. This enigmatic southeast African country is well off most travellers’ maps, but it has much to offer those who venture here: long, dune-fringed beaches, turquoise waters abounding in shoals of colourful fish, well-preserved corals, remote archipelagos in the north, pounding surf in the south and graceful dhows with billowing sails. Add to this colonial-style architecture, pulsating nightlife, an endlessly fascinating cultural mix and vast tracks of bush populated with elephants, lions and birds galore. Discovering these attractions is not always easy, but it is unfailingly rewarding. Bring along some patience and a sense of adventure, and jump in for the journey of a lifetime.

Bazaruto Archipelago

Renowned as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers peace, solitude and incredible sunrises and sunsets. These idyllic islands promise holidays full of fun, sea, sun and sand with superb diving, surfing, kite surfing, fishing, swimming, snorkelling or horseback riding on the beach.

Rare dugongs, sea horses, manta rays and whale sharks make their home in these warm Indian Ocean waters around Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (or Paradise) Island which are reached through Vilanculos. The coral reefs in these crystal clear waters offer some of the best diving in the world with dive sites reaching 30m/90 feet. Divers will feel like explorers in these uncrowded waters teeming with humpbacks, giant manta rays, turtles, dolphins, sharks and whale sharks.

October to the end of January is top notch Marlin fishing season and salt water fly fisherman will find plenty of bone fish.

Snorkelling above the splendid coral reefs is an unforgettable experience in this untouched paradise, which honeymooners present year round.

Day 1: andBeyond Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Board the helicopter in Vilanculos for your flight over the Marine National Park to Azura Benguerra Island. The turquois Indian Ocean colored with sand dunes in nothing but spectacular.

Overnight: andBeyond Benguerra Island      View iBrochure

Tucked into an indigenous forest overlooking a picturesque crescent of sandy beach, andBeyond Benguerra Island is the quintessential luxury island retreat.  The ten casinhas and two cabanas boast four-poster beds, private decks and plunge pools. Bathrooms feature generous tubs and al fresco showers. A gazebo provides the ideal venue for starlit dinners, while the stylish dining room and open lounge are the setting for more social dining.  The lodge’s beach bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while the comfortable loungers around the pool are ideal for taking in the breathtaking ocean views.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 2:            Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Relax in your private plunge pool in your oceanfront beach villa or partake in the many activities on offer.

Scuba Diving

If you have previous diving experience then you can enjoy a fantastic excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago, accompanied by the lodge guide. Those with limited to no diving experience can enjoy a guided introduction to a whole new world of mystery, wonder and beauty!
Dives sites vary according to experience and requests.

A full PADI certification required.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included

Day 3:            Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Activities

Island Drive

Island Drive

The adventure can be tailored according to your requirements and varies from a 30 minute trip to the school or 2 hours around the Island. The journey will take you past the lakes and dunes on the northern side of the island, past the school, the church and through the village so you can interact with some of the local people and find out more about the community projects that are run on the island.

Dugong Conservation (Additional cost)

Hunted by humans for thousands of years, the endangered dugong is a rare marine mammal related to the manatee. The protected waters surrounding &Beyond Benguerra Island have become a haven for this semi-nomadic animal, which means the conservation of this sensitive habitat has become one of the critical projects for &Beyond’s Ocean Without Borders initiative. Fishing nets and community fishing have been identified as the single greatest threat to the dugong. Working in conjunction with Africa Foundation (&Beyond’s community development partner) and the island’s local community, the Benguerra conservation team have embarked on a strategy to establish alternative food sources and livelihoods to reduce the community’s dependency on the ocean’s resources. Vegetable gardens have already been planted to solve some of these issues, and the teams are actively researching alternative protein sources for the island’s inhabitants.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 4:           Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Activities

Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise

Hop aboard a traditional dhow (a wooden sailing vessel owned by one of the local people of the island and mostly used for fishing). A friendly fisherman will fetch you from your Casita or Cabana in the late afternoon, where you will board his dhow for an unforgettable cruise around the bay.

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 5:            Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

Day Itinerary

Horse riding

Horseback riding is the perfect activity to take in the exceptional beauty of Benguerra Island.
Enjoy a different perspective of this piece of paradise, at a pace that is comfortable for you. Nine horses and a dedicated guide, based at Benguerra Lodge, are on hand to introduce you to fantastic trails (suitable for all riding levels from first time to experienced riders and with a 85kg weight restriction).

Included

Full Board
All Drinks Included, except premium

Day 6:           Departure

Activities

Helicopter flight to Vilanculos

Note: Trip starts and ends in Vilanculos, Mozambique but it can easily be adjusted to add to safari.Marriage certificate no older than 6 month required to receive this special discount.
Terms and Conditions apply.

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