The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of islands located off the mainland of Mozambique. This tranquil, tropical paradise is the perfect destination for a coastal safari experience. The archipelago consists of four main islands featuring white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The coral reefs, sand dunes, and forests of the islands are rich in marine and terrestrial wildlife species. The rare and endangered dugong is found in this region, as well as populations of dolphins, whales and turtles. The island waters teem with hundreds of species of fish, and the birdlife is superb, with more than 160 species recorded. Luxury beach resorts offer the chance for a relaxing island holiday, and exciting activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed in the archipelago. The islands were declared a national park in 1971; as such, the pristine habitats of the wildlife species and protected and conserved.

Why we like it

Unbelievable tropical island setting; Protected marine area; Super rich in oceanic biodiversity

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 1,430 km²
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Dugong
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Vilankulos

Accommodation in Bazaruto Archipelago

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is an ultra-luxury island paradise, located on the pristine Bazaruto Island, off the coast of Mozambique. This magnificent resort features an array of world-class facilities and amenities, including opulent villas, two swimming pools, a decadent spa, a business centre, fitness centre, and conference facilities. The accommodation consists of 44 villas, each providing views of either the…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Benguerra Island Lodge, Mozambique

One of Africa's prized beach destinations located among the pristine islands of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra Island Lodge is a haven of beauty and tranquility. This luxury island lodge is situated on the stunning Benguerra Island, home to stretches of white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and a plethora of marine life. The lodge is located in a protected marine…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Bazaruto Archipelago

Aspect X: Ultimate Aspects of Southern Africa

Visit the most iconic destinations of Southern Africa on this incredible 3-week safari holiday. Visit the crown jewels of five countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique. Experience a supreme safari experience in the Okavango Delta, walk through the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, get sprayed by the mighty Victoria Falls, feel the buzz and bustle of Cape…

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Duration: 3 weeks
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Kruger and Bazaruto Tour

Experience the best of both worlds on this 8-day safari retreat... the best of bush and beach! First visit the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa, renowned the world over for its vast expanse of wilderness and thriving populations of wildlife and big game species. In the Kruger, you will be accommodated in two luxurious safari camps, where you…

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Duration: 8 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Sea Turtles
Humpback Whale
Whale Shark
Leatherback Turtle
Samango Monkey

Key Species


Black-winged Flamingo
Bar-tailed Godwit
Crab Plover
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Madagascar Bee-eater

Loggerhead Turtle
Leatherback Turtle

Palm Trees
Cashew Nut
WIld Orange

Coral Reefs
Inland Lakes

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 6
Birds: 7.5
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 7
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