Bazaruto Archipelago Tours and Travels

About Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Island is the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago. It is approximately 37km long and 7km at its widest point. The island is a beautiful, unspoilt, leisure destination and is the perfect place to switch off from stressful city life. The impressive coral reefs attract a diversity of tropical fish, which abound in this sub-tropical ecosystem. The archipelago has well earned its name as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

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The whole Bazaruto Archipelago is part of a Conservation project whose primary objective is to maintain the ecological and social integrity of the Bazaruto National Park by wise and sustainable use of the resources.

On Benguerra, cashew nut trees are indigenous and grow on the seaward side of the island. The local residents harvest the nuts and the toxic husk from the nuts is used to brew a very intoxicating liquor.

Wild orange trees are plentiful as are sisal plants, which are used in a manufactured form by the locals to repair their fishing nets. Mlala palms are everywhere and the leaves are used in the weaving of mats, baskets and hats which are good souvenirs of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The sap from the palms is used to brew a potent liquor.

Bazaruto Archipelago Hotels

If you are planning a Bazaruto Archipelago holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Indigo Bay Lodge - Bazaruto Island Bazaruto Archipelago

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is the archetypical tropical island paradise surrounded by palm trees, white sand and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Marlin Lodge - Benguerra Island Bazaruto Archipelago

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Marlin Lodge has luxury and executive suites, large with sea views and large private verandas.

Pestana Bazaruto Lodge Bazaruto Archipelago

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 A-frame thatched bungalows, charmingly decorated ethnic island style and set amongst tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the ocean and gardens. The restaurant at the lodge has dinner announced every night by the sound of African drums. Mozambican and International food is served, both a la Carte and as a Buffet.