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. The Lodge is small and intimate and offers genuine hospitality, personalized 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 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. If you are keen on visiting Mozambique to complete your diving qualifications, the PADI Dive Centre is offering a special over December – Discover Scuba Diving Course – 2 for the price of 1. In January 20% off PADI Open Water Diver Course.
There are special promotions available at the Dive Centre throughout 2011, contact us to find out more. There are still a few Casitas available over December, contact us to make a booking. The long stay special (Stay 4, Pay 3) is applicable over this period!