Mozambique stretches some 2 500km along the east coast of Africa and, scattered off the southern shore of this ribbon-like country, lies the Bazaruto Archipelago: a glittering cluster of five tropical islands . Benguerra and Bazaruto, the two largest islands, both have luxurious accommodation where you can easily spend a week getting in rhythm with the slow beat of island life: swim, snorkel, eat and sleep.
Fun Activities & Luxurious Lodges
For those with energy to burn, a Bazaruto Island holiday offers fantastic activities. In the 1970s the Bazaruto National Park was created to protect the marine life, and today Two Mile Reef has become world renowned for scuba-diving and snorkelling, while giant trevally, sailfish and marlin are regularly reeled in on fishing excursions.
Where you choose to stay depends on what you’re looking for in your Bazaruto island holiday; Indigo Bay offers plenty of fun family activities; Azura’s luxurious Mozambique villas are a great option for honeymooners; Marlin Lodge has state-of-the-art equipment for keen divers and fishermen; while Benguerra Lodge is a peaceful, sheltered retreat with a Moroccan theme.
Walk On The Wilder Side
If you’re after a wilder, more remote getaway, venture northwards to another cluster of islands: the Quirimbas Archipelago.
Located near Mozambique’s Tanzanian border, the Quirimbas also offers the quintessential tropical island holiday and, what’s more, the beautiful, crumbling buildings on Ibo Island give fascinating insight into Mozambique’s history and culture.