The small tropical islands dotted along the east coast of Africa are the perfect way to have a beach break after an action-packed safari. Low-key beautifully styled resorts, white sandy beaches, spectacular reefs and laid-back African charm with Portuguese influence. Within the jewel-like Bazaruto Archipelago of the south, our favorite islands are Benguerra and Bazaruto, located just offshore the mainland of Mozambique.
Beautiful, intimate beach resorts – Your accommodation in Mozambique is paramount – this is the place to wind down each evening after an exciting day of snorkeling or a peaceful day under the palm trees. We avoid the larger resorts, so you have a more intimate experience. Imagine a beach barbeque, or a candlelit dinner on the beach with your feet in the sand and fresh seafood on your plate. African spa treatments to relax the mind and senses. Fantastic staff who go above and beyond, and a private beach with white sand for miles.
Activities on offer – Water lovers may wish to snorkel, scuba dive or kayak. You can experience horse riding, sunset boat cruises, village tours, guided nature walks or deep-sea fishing. So many more options are on offer at these tropical islands.
Where To Go?
Benguerra Island – The second largest island in the Archipelago, it is famous for its unspoiled white beaches, excellent fishing and some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world. These waters are 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, the island is comprised of forest, savannah, freshwater lakes and wetland ecosystems.
Bazaruto Island – Bazaruto is a true paradise island. The park was created in order to protect dugong and marine turtles and their respective habitats. Due to their significance the vegetation of the islands, the coral reefs, marine birds and the fauna of the park were also included.
When To Go?
Please talk to us, and we can give you our recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your safari itinerary.
December – March: The rainy season, with higher humidity.
April-May: Pleasant weather as the rains subside & humidity drops.
June: Lush landscapes and pre-peak pricing.
July – October: Peak season thanks to perfect weather and lots of sun. June-July-August are the cooler months, though temperature still reaches high 80s (F) during the day.
At Rothschild Safaris, we believe that the design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care in to the order and logistics of your you travel. A typical transit day on safari might include a game drive in the morning followed by a mid-morning shared scenic charter flight, arriving at your next camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations, so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.