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What to see in Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago Attractions

The Bazaruto Archipelago is the most popular tourist destination in Mozambique and offers a plethora of fun ocean activities as well as stunning surroundings to enjoy while doing absolutely nothing. The islands are famous scuba diving and fishing destinations, and visitors without diving expertise can enjoy glorious snorkelling along the pristine coral reefs. Various watersports are possible, including sailing, water skiing, kayaking and wind surfing, and conditions are wonderful for swimming. The water is pleasantly warm all year. Land based activities include horse riding along the beach, bird watching, hiking along dramatic sand dunes, 4x4 safaris to explore the island landscapes, and, of course, sun bathing.

Travellers tend to arrive in Vilanculos (there is an international airport just outside the town) and are ferried across to the islands in traditional dhows. The town of Vilankulo, or Vilanculos, is worth exploring, with a bustling central market and some good bars, restaurants and shops, giving tourists a taste of local culture. Many choose to stay in or near the town on the mainland and enjoy daytrips to the various islands, but there are luxury resorts to luxuriate at within the archipelago.

Bazaruto Island

The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded by magnificent stretches of white sand. Enormous sand dunes comprise…

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Benguerra Island

Benguerra is the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, less than half a mile (1km) south of Bazaruto. Like its neighbour, Benguerra boasts stunning beaches, large sand dunes, and freshwater…

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Vilanculos is a popular tourist destination and the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of islands incorporated into Mozambique's stunning underwater national park. Visitors on…

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