Benguerra Island

Along the historical Moçambique channel lies tropical Ilha de Benguerra.  It is here that Benguerra Lodge – a unique and incomparable African island paradise – is washed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The Lodge is small and intimate and offers genuine hospitality, personalised service and an intimate knowledge of the natural environment. It has a rich East African/Arabic feel – evinced in both the décor, and the unique and delectable food. The rooms all merge naturally into the surrounding forest and are only moments from the gorgeous silver-white beach of Benguerra Bay.

Benguerra is passionate about conservation and dedicated to the involvement of the local community in conserving this idyllic corner of the world.  This is barefoot luxury at its very best! It is no wonder that Benguerra Lodge is one of the most sought after African island destinations for the discerning international traveller

benguerra AccommodationBenguerra Island Resort bedroom image

There are three different kinds of accommodation at Benguerra – each with their unique characteristics and attractions. There are Cabanas built right on the edge of the beach. Romantic and elegant, the suites offer guests the chance to experience the ultimate island getaway…. read more

benguerra island Location

Benguerra Island Resort sky-view

Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago, which broke away from the mainland thousands of years ago.  The island is approximately 55 square kilometers (11km long x 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)…. read more

benguerra island activities

Benguerra Island Resort scuba diving activities

There’s much to discover on and around the Island. On foot or in an open Landrover, the choice of how you explore Benguerra Island is entirely up to you.  We take great pride in our personal service – and whether you are snorkeling on the Archipelago’s magnificent reefs, or casting a fly from a boat – you will have an experienced guide with you…. read more

benguerra facilities

Benguerra Island Resort beach-view
…Indulge yourself in countless hours of relaxation under coconut palms, delight in the diversity of birdlife, visit the historic freshwater lakes (and their crocodiles), sail in a traditional Dhow and search the seas for the legendary dugongs… You can choose to do as much, or as little, as you like… read more

benguerra island weather

Benguerra Island Resort view in-the-sea

The main dry season runs from April to November and during this time, daytime temperatures average 24°C.  The rainy season is from November to March and temperatures average 27°C.  The country’s highest temperatures occur in the north around Pemba and west towards Tete… read more

benguerra lodge Photos

Benguerra Island Resort pool view

Benguerra Lodge has a gorgeous, big beach and is sheltered from bad weather. We also have a deep channel running out to sea, so always have ocean access and water in front of the lodge, even at low tide. We are a small, intimate owner-run Lodge, concentrating on personalized service and guest satisfaction…. read more