Benguerra Island in the sunny Bazaruto archipelago off the coast of Mozambique has built itself into a true luxury beach destination and diver’s paradise. A protected national marine park the island is home to Africa’s only living population of the endangered dugong – a rare marine mammal resembling the manatee. Lavish island accommodations include an impressive lodge with 10 casinhas, a three-bed casa, and two cabanas – all styled with authentic thatched roofs, canopied beds, and private pools leading to flawless, flour-white beaches.
The nearest airport is Mozambique’s Vilanculos International Airport which on the coast of Mozambique from where many of the lodges and hotels offer helicopter transfers. Flights to Mozambique connect the country to other destinations in Southern and East Africa, via the international airports of Vilanculos and Pemba. Private and scheduled charters are easily arranged from either Johannesburg or Nelspruit to various destinations. Another option is on arrival at Vilanculos, you can take a taxi or private cab to the jetty if you willing to travel by boat transfer. Boat journey is approximately of 45 minutes till Benguerra Island.