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&Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

Benguerra Lodge is an unassuming lodge on an unspoilt island off the coast of Mozambique, providing rustic luxury and charm with the superb service from &Beyond. Accommodation comprises ten casinhas, two cabanas, one exclusive 3 bedroom villa.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge
  • Magical stretch of unspoilt beach which you can walk up and down on, or if you would prefer go horseback riding!

  • Why not arrive by Helicopter, a memorable experience in itself with the crystal clear waters below – be sure to have your camera at the ready!

  • Enjoy a private dhoni experience and sail into the sunset with a glass of champagne before dinner back on the island.

  • Fabulous diving and snorkelling to be enjoyed along the coral reefs.

Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago. The island is approximately 11km long by 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 snorkelling 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. Part of the &Beyond group, you can expect beautiful rustic-luxe style, superb service and fabulous food. The local staff are immensely friendly and always willing to help. There are ten casinhas, two cabanas and a three bedroom Casa de Familia with it's own private pool. All of the rooms are the epitome of Robinson Crusoe chic, with soft fronds of thatch overlapping from the roof, beautiful four poster beds and decor with a mix of ocean blues and African artwork.

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If you are keen horserider, I would highly recommend going on a ride with Mozambique Horse Safaris based at Benguerra Lodge. A wonderful way to explore the remote island and gallop along the pristine beaches. Do note, it is not for beginners.

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There are just two thatched Cabanas set in the lush island forest. These light and airy rooms combine tropical chic with a traditional African feel and are ideal for couples or honeymooners. The Cabanas are slightly smaller than the Casinhas but still boast ensuite bathrooms, freestanding bathtubs and an outside shower. Other facilities include a private rim flow pool, a private deck as well as a private sala with a romantic hanging day bed.

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Casa Familia

Casa Familia

Ideal for groups or families, the Casa Familia features a large main guestroom with a private lounge area, with two additional interleading rooms on either side. Each Room has an ensuite bathroom and outside shower and the interlinking hallways between rooms are used as walk in wardrobe space. Additional facilities include a pool overlooking the beach surrounded by a large private deck.

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There are 10 thatched Casinhas slightly set back from the beach in the lush island forest. The interiors are light and airy in design and are reminiscent of the areas Portuguese heritage combined with a distinct African Feel. Each Casinha boasts an ensuite bathroom with free standing bathtub and shower, a small sitting area and private deck as well as a private cool rim flow pool.

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago.The island is approximately 55 square kilometres (11km long x 5.5 km wide), and lies 14km offshore. Inland, Benguerra Island comprises forest, savannah, freshwater lakes and wetland eco-systems that sustain a diverse population of fauna and flora. The island, which is home to approximately 140 bird species, was declared a National Park in 1971.

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