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Dhow bar on the beach


Lunch on the boat


Swimming pool


Picnic on a sandbank


Exploring the island by car


Lounge deck


Luxury accommodation


Spacious bedrooms


Casinha interior


3 bedroom family beach house


Family beach house interior


Family beach house deck

Benguerra Island Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Chic boutique lodge offering rustic luxury on a pristine beach with outstanding service

7 nights from around £4,400pp sharing on a full board basis, flights and transfers

Benguerra Island Lodge is on a beautiful little island (11km x 5km) off the coast of Mozambique, providing rustic luxury and charm with superb service. A little slice of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The Lodge is located on the north-west side of the island, in a protected marine conservation area.


Benguerra Island Lodge has a choice of 3 accommodation options, each individually designed and decorated, reflecting African and Portuguese influences. There are 10 Casinhas, 2 Cabanas and a three bedroom Casa Familia. All have en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers and generous bathtubs, as well as private decks with a plunge pool. The rooms embrace Benguerra’s unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style.

Activities & Experiences

There is so much to enjoy and discover on and around the Island, on foot, in boats, on horses or in an open Landrover. Activities include: snorkelling, sea kayaking, dhow cruises, sandbank picnics, Landrover island tours and village visits.

The Lodge has its own fully equipped dive centre as Benguerra is a paradise for both experienced and novice snorkellers and scuba divers. 

For experienced riders it's possible to explore this remote island on horse-back. 

Facilities & Services

Benguerra Lodge has an expansive lounge, bar and dining room – all with large wooden decks and indoor and outdoor seating areas. There's also a swimming pool and small spa. The cuisine here is fantastic and makes the most of the abundant seafood, served on the beach with your toes in the sand.

Weather & Seasons

The Bazaruto Archipelago is warm and sunny year round with temperatures averaging 25°C from May to August and over 30°C from December to March. Rain is possible from November to March, but is usually in short bursts. The sea temperature varies with the seasons and currents, and ranges between 22°C and 32°C.

Getting Here

Fly to Johannesburg for the connecting 90 minute flight to Vilanculos on the Mozambique coast. It's only 14km from Vilanculos to Benguerra and this can be achieved by plane, helicopter or boat. 

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Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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