Benguerra Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago.

Have you ever had the dream of an unspoiled,undeveloped and unpopulated paradise.Where the beaches are a dazzling white,the ocean is warm and blue,and the diverse environment is pristine.

If you have,then you have found the place for your Mozambique beach holiday.

Location:   Benquerra  Island  Bazaruto Archipelago

Best time to visit:   April to November

Approximate per night rate :   From $470  per person per night


Mozambican host/butler – Casita and Cabana
Mozambican host/cook – Villa Chibuene
Refreshing, non-alcoholic welcome cocktail on arrival
All meals and snacks including private beach dinners and private meals on Casita decks
Teas, coffees
Standard included activities: Sea kayaking, Sunset dhow cruises
Local cultural event, including beach barbeque and tribal dances
Daytime guided walk & village visit
Guided nightlife experience – end with drinks in the local tavern (drinks excluded from rate)
Medical evacuation through SATIB
Daily laundry service
Special honeymoon treats


All drinks
Activities: Snorkeling at 2 mile reef, Scuba diving, Fishing, Catamaran trips, Horse riding, Castaway boat picnics and Spa treatments
Shop purchases
National Parks Fee: US$10 per person per stay
Visa costs: currently US$ 95 per person for non-South African passport holders on arrival in Vilanculos
Flights & Transfers
Airport taxes: US$ 3 paid in cash on arrival in Vilanculos

Hotel/Camp/Resort activities:

Diving & Snorkelling
Dhow cruises
Castaway picnics
Landrover trips
Bird watching
Island walks
Village visits
Sea kayaking
Catamaran Cruises
Horse Riding


Villa Chibuene

At this private Luxury Mozambique beach resort you can stay at Villa Chibuene which exclusivity. The luxury furnishings and private facilities make it an ideal place for those wanting  comfort and privacy.

Of course when you had a dream of what Luxury Mozambique beach holiday would look like, it included a personal chef, correct? Well you have it. Your  personal chef prepares all meals at the Villa, although the main lodge’s dining facilities are also available to Villa guests, if desired.

As well……

    Two double bedrooms (which may be converted into twins)
Mosquito nets and overhead fans
En-suite bathrooms with beautiful copper baths
Outdoor showers with intricate mosaic inlays
Intimate lounge and dining area
Personal chef
Private wooden deck and swimming pool
Direct beach access


The Casitas

A home away from home, where the eco conscious traveller can relax and enjoy the spacious and luxurious comforts to be found in this African Island Paradise. The Casita embraces Benguerra’s unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style.


Each Casita has a Queen size bed with mosquito net
Tastefully appointed lounge area
100m2 of private timber deck with plunge pool
Outdoor dining gazebo for starlit dinners

The Cabanas

There are Cabanas built right on the edge of the beach. Romantic and elegant, the suites offer guests the chance to experience the ultimate island getaway.


The Cabanas each have:

Queen-sized bed with mosquito net
Large bathroom with bath, shower and outdoor shower
Overhead fan
Private deck with jacuzzi/plunge pool and sun loungers
Tea & coffee making facilities


Benguerra is the second largest island in the Mozambique Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago.  The island is approximately 55 square kilometers (11km long x 5.5 km wide), and lies 14km offshore.  It is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, remarkable dive sites and excellent fishing (subject to a strict “catch & release” policy).

Some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world is available off Benguerra’s shores with the surrounding coral reefs rich in sea life.  The archipelago is one of the last remaining habitats of the endangered Dugong.

A pale, voluptuous sea mammal fabled to have made bygone mariners believe in mermaids.Inland, Benguerra Island comprises forest, savannah, freshwater lakes and wetland eco-systems that sustain a diverse population of fauna and flora.

Fresh water crocodiles can be found in the three lakes, bearing testimony to the island’s mainland past.  The island, which is home to approximately 140 bird species, was declared a National Park in 1971.

Benguerra Lodge and the Bazaruto National Park strive, in conjunction with the community and other related parties, to maintain the diverse and pristine environment for the enjoyment of future generations.

Since the inception of the Lodge in 1988, its owners, management and staff have been intricately involved in the ecological preservation and conservation of the island’s heritage. The co-operation of the island’s local community and the adoption of eco-tourism and modern conservation practices have already demonstrated numerous benefits.

The Main Lodge consists of :

Large Reception Area and Gift Shop.
Expansive Lounge and Bar, Dining Room – all with large wooden decks and indoor and outdoor seating areas.
There is also a Swimming Pool and small Spa.

Indulge yourself in countless hours of relaxation under coconut palms, delight in the diversity of birdlife, visit the historic freshwater lakes (and their crocodiles), sail in a traditional Dhow and search the seas for the legendary dugongs…  You can choose to do as much, or as little, as you like.

Dining at Benguerra
Meals at Benguerra are comprised largely of freshly caught seafood – with delicacies such as prawns, crab and crayfish. Traditional Moçambican cuisine, Portuguese flavours and a variety of delicious dishes make up the daily menus. Breakfast and lunch are buffet affairs, while dinner is a set menu.  Guests with special dietary requirements can be individually catered for.

The island and the lodge provide a variety of settings for lunches and dinners which contribute to the magic and romance of the island experience.

Essential items
For more information on what to bring and what to expect from the weather, have a look at the guest information below.

Medical assistance
We have comprehensive Medical Rescue Insurance – so should anything happen while you’re with us (which it won’t) there is no need to worry – we will have you flown to Johannesburg in under 2 hours.