Benguerra Lodge

Along the historical Moçambique channel lies tropical Ilha de Benguerra.  It is here that Benguerra Lodge, a unique and incomparable African island paradise is washed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
 
Winner of 2007 World Travel Award: Mozambique's Leading Safari.

 

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The Lodge is small and intimate and offers genuine hospitality, personalised service and an intimate knowledge of the natural environment. It has a rich East African/Arabic feel - evinced in both the décor, and the unique and delectable food. The rooms all merge naturally into the surrounding forest and are only moments from the gorgeous silver-white beach of Benguerra Bay.

Benguerra is passionate about conservation and dedicated to the involvement of the local community in conserving this idyllic corner of the world.  This is barefoot luxury at its very best!

It is no wonder that Benguerra Lodge is one of the most sought after African island destinations for the discerning international traveller.
 
Benguerra is the second largest island in the 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.
 

ACCOMMODATION

There are three different kinds of accommodation at Benguerra - each with their unique characteristics and attractions.

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
    * Mini-bar
    * Tea & coffee making facilities

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
 

VILLA CHIBUENE

Villa Chibuene is the epitome of exclusivity. The luxury furnishings and private facilities make it an ideal place for those wanting unsurpassed comfort and privacy, honeymooners and families.

A personal chef prepares all meals at the Villa, although the main lodge's dining facilities are also available to Villa guests, if desired.

Villa Chibuene has:

    * 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

 

ACTIVITIES

There’s much to discover on and around the Island. On foot or in an open Landrover, the choice of how you explore Benguerra Island is entirely up to you.  We take great pride in our personal service – and whether you are snorkeling on the Archipelago’s magnificent reefs, or casting a fly from a boat – you will have an experienced guide with you.

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

 

 

 

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