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The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five dune islands, strung out in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Declared a National Park in 1971, these islands are untouched and idyllic. There are sugar white beaches that squeak underfoot. Palm trees give way to lush vegetation, where there are samango monkeys, green coucals and blue-cheeked bee-eaters make their home.

Beaches of Bazaruto Archipelago

Tucked away are little villages, shaded beneath orange and cashew nut trees. However, it is perhaps the sea that holds the greatest attraction. Warmed by the waters of the Mozambique Stream, the waters are clear with mile upon mile of reefs.

Activities and wildlife

Dhow cruise, Bazaruto Archipelago, MozambiqueIt is hard to beat the diving and snorkeling in Bazaruto, as the coral is pristine and fish life superb. You will find three species of turtle, including the loggerhead that nests on the islands, while spinner and humpback dolphins and dugong are also seen.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Bazaruto Archipelago

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bazaruto Archipelago, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Bazaruto Archipelago

Places & hotels on the map

    Places near Bazaruto Archipelago

    Accommodation choices for Bazaruto Archipelago

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bazaruto Archipelago. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel, Vilanculos

      Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

      First Class

      Located on the beaches of Vilanculos, Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel is the ultimate place to experience relaxation in Mozambique and the idyllic Bazaruto islands.

    • Benguerra Lodge, Bazaruto Archipelago

      Benguerra Island

      Deluxe

      Set on the pristine beaches of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra Island offers an exclusive beach retreat where you can relax in utter comfort and seclusion.

    • Infinity Beach Villa, Azura, Bazaruto Archipelago

      Azura Benguerra

      Deluxe

      Azura aims to bring a new level of luxury, style and exclusivity to the Bazaruto Islands and provides a lovely beach hideaway for those seeking relaxation time.

    Ideas for experiencing Bazaruto Archipelago

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Bazaruto Archipelago, and which use the best local guides.

    • Diving on the Bazaruto reefs

      Diving & Snorkeling

      Bazaruto Archipelago

      The lodge has a fully equipped Dive and Snorkel Centre and the resident dive instructor will be happy to take you out diving or snorkeling amongst the coral reefs.