Eastern South Africa's protected and unspoiled white sand beaches
Explore the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected national park where low-impact eco-lodges overlook azure seas that are ideal for snorkeling and whale watching. You'll enjoy relaxing on the white sand beaches or choose from a variety of outdoor activities, including some of the world's best diving, a range of water sports, horseback riding, island drives, and ocean cruises. Accommodations are at Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa.
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4-day trip begins and ends in Maputo
- Explore Bazaruto Island, dotted by traditional fishing villages and where dolphins, turtles, and rare dugong populate the seas
Duration: 4 days Start Location: Maputo End Location: MaputoDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Maputo (or Johannesburg) – Bazaruto Archipelago
Arrive in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and fly to Vilanculos to begin your exploration of the protected archipelago.
Days 2 - 3 : Bazaruto Archipelago
Enjoy a range of activities. Located in a marine reserve, Bazaruto Island offers a true, unspoiled African island experience, from miles of sandy white beaches, crystal clear azure seas, superb coral reefs and dive sites, soaring sand dunes and exuberant bird life, to abundant marine life, including sea turtles and the rare and near-extinct dugong, the ocean-going version of the manatee. Depending on the season, you can watch whales on their annual migration from the safety and comfort of one of the resort’s fleet of boats. Whether walking the pristine beaches in search of sea turtles, exploring the sand dunes, or swimming the same azure seas as the ocean-going manatee, a relaxing adventure awaits you.
Day 4 : Depart
Return to Vilanculos and continue to Maputo (or Johannesburg) for departure.
DATES: Best time to go: May - November Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
2011 Private Adventure Prices
Indigo Bay Island Resort and SpaMozambique
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.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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