Comprised of five islands in beautiful Indian Ocean waters, the Bazaruto Archipelago is truly idyllic. The sand is white and powdery, whilst the lodges are luxurious and tasteful. The sea is also especially inviting as it is warmed by the Mozambique Channel, making it turquoise clear, and exceptional for diving and snorkelling.
There is no doubt that the Bazaruto Archipelago epitomises Indian Ocean luxury. Walk along the beach with powdery white sand beneath your toes, before swimming in the radiant sea in an island getaway like no other. It is also relatively untouched in comparison to other Indian Ocean destinations. The view out to sea is one of dainty fishing boats and life passing by quietly; no speed boats or watersports; just tranquility in a wonderful setting.
Lodges in the Bazaruto Archipelago are harmonious with their authentic surroundings. These are not big 5 star hotels but more intimate, personalised barefoot luxury lodges with bundles of character. Find a second home on the beach as you get to know the staff; rather than just getting to know a room! The beach lodges come highly recommended.
Due to the transparency of the sea, diving and snorkelling are exceptional here and hard to beat on any other African beach. Wildlife-wise, there is also a tremendous amount of fascinating life to be appreciated. Nile crocodiles can be found, as well as sea cows – bumbling, huge sea creatures – as well as eagles, osprey and flamingos. There are lots of wonderful sights on a beach getaway to the Bazaruto Archipelago which sets it apart as one of the most intriguing and spoiling beach holidays on the continent.
Mozambique has a never-ending eastern coastline and along this sit a number of archipelagos which epitomise the Indian Ocean ideal of white sand beaches and glistening turquoise seas. The safari scene is not yet developed, but a beach stay here can be an excellent extension from a safari from neighbouring countries; South Africa and Tanzania in particular. There is no doubt Mozambique has some of Africa’s finest beaches. It is a truly stunning destination.
Mozambique has a never-ending eastern coastline and along this sit a number of archipelagos which epitomise the Indian Ocean ideal of white sand beaches and glistening turquoise seas.
In the days of Portuguese colonial rule, Gorongosa was thought to be one of the very best wildlife parks in Africa. Today it is up and coming as a fantastic, off the beaten track safari destination.
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