From the sleepy town of Vilanculos, take a helicopter flight to the Bazaruto Archipelago; undoubtedly the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ This protected national park is blessed with a huge diversity of marine and terrestrial habitats. Imagine immaculate beaches, sand dunes, mangrove forests and busy coral reefs.
One of the five islands, Benguerra is a barefoot luxury with turquoise waters boasting colourful fish, playful dolphins and different turtle species. By horseback, ride along the island’s winding tracks before reaching its shoreline for a chance to swim with the horses. From your accommodation, go island hopping by speedboat, stopping off at the deserted Paradise Island to explore Hotel Santa Carolina’s ruins. Observe the magical underwater life by snorkelling or scuba diving and enjoy a picnic on the delightfully quiet beach. As Bazaruto offers some of the best big game, reef and bill fishing in the Indian Ocean, this exciting sport is a must! Encounter seagrass eating dugong with top conservationists and learn about the threats faced by these elusive creatures in Mozambique.
For the nature-enthusiasts and experienced travellers, Gorongosa National Park is a biodiversity hotspot, hosting a variety of ecosystems. With new plant and animal species still being discovered and populations of elephant, lion and zebra recovering, the park’s ambitious restoration project is a conservation success. As well as traditional game drives, you will canoe along the Pungue River observing sandy beaches, riverside forest and fantastic birdlife. This is a peaceful experience with brilliant photographic opportunities. Join a relaxing boat safari to explore Lake Urema which is home to enormous crocodiles and a strong hippo population.