Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago comprises of six idyllic islands lying off the Mozambique coastal town of Vilankulos: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina (Paradise Island), Bangue and Pansy Shell Island. 

Renowned for being the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers exclusive accommodation options fringed with a tranquillity and solitude to calm the most astute business person and offers incredible sunrises and sunsets.

Daily flights to Mozambique’s Vilanculos town offer a traveller access to this superb destination. Guests have their choice of island stay at their fingertips, each boasting protected coral reefs and crystal waters with some of the best diving and fishing in the world.

Diving in the Bazaruto Archipelago is uncrowded with diverse and rich marine life. Dive sites reach between 12 to 30 metres in clear waters and divers will be mesmerised by viewings of dolphin, humpback whales, whale sharks, sharks, manta rays and turtles.

The less adventurous can opt to indulge in daily snorkelling above the splendid coral reefs for an unforgettable aquatic experience.

Ranked as the best Marlin fishing destination in the Eastern Indian Ocean, the seas around the six Bazaruto Archipelago islands are a fisherman’s playground.

Experience the thrill of old school sailing onboard a traditional sailing dhow around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sitting back and appreciating the azure colour of the water as the dhow glides over its surface. 

Horse riding is another popular activity on the Islands and wildlife on the mainland includes the samango monkey inhabiting the islands and mangroves, as well as small antelope, flamingos, pelicans, otters, and crocodiles in the inland island lakes.

The Bazaruto Archipelago was declared a Marine National Park in 1972, protecting unique habitats (freshwater lakes, sand dunes, tidal flats, forest, savannah and wetlands) and species (birds, dugong, turtles, dolphins, humpback whales and many more species).