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O R Tambo, Johannesburg
Azura, Moambique
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 10

Memorable Experiences

Head to Mozambique Pemba where you take a scenic helicopter ride to Azura – a peaceful tropical location part of Mozambique’s amazing Quirimbas Archipelago. This vast paradise hosts several soft-sand beaches and various opportunities for diving enthusiasts who can explore vibrant coral reefs occupied by a fascinating range of marine life.

At Azura it’s all about your experience. About doing things a little differently. About our experienced guides sharing their knowledge and passion for the pristine environments we are lucky enough to have around us. About our guests getting the most out of their stay, whether it be plunging the ocean’s depths or just relaxing with a picnic on a private island.

On our islands, a kaleidoscope of colour greets you above and below the ocean. Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply our waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. We have a vast array of birdlife, our local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is quite magnificent to behold.

Tour Details

Mozambique Beach Vacation

Your journey begins as you fly out of Johannesburg and head to Pemba from where you take a scenic helicopter ride to Azura – a peaceful tropical location part of Mozambique’s amazing Archipelago. This vast paradise hosts several soft-sand beaches and various opportunities for diving enthusiasts who can explore vibrant coral reefs occupied by a fascinating range of marine life.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Mozambique beckons with its coastline and swaying palms, its traditions, its cultures, its vibe and its opportunities for adventure. This unknown southeast African country is well off most travellers’ maps, but it has much to offer those decide to visit here. Offering the unspoilt island of Benguerra, the second largest island of five that make up the Bazaruto Archipelago. It is approximately 11km x 5.5 km and lies some 14 km north east of Vilanculos. It is famous for its unspoiled white beaches that extend for miles, remarkable dive sites and excellent fishing.

Departure & Return Location

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights at SabiPrivate Game Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • Return flight from Kruger to Bazaruto
  • 3 Nights in Mozambique at a Private Island on fully inclusive basis

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
What to Expect

Enjoy this Safari and beach holiday which can be tailored for Kruger and Mozambique.

  • Helicopter Flight Over The Indian Ocean
  • Best Water Activities
  • Indian Ocean Private Hotel Stay
  • Mozambique Sea-facing villa on private island
  • Excellent diving

Azura Benguerra IslandAzura Benguerra Island

From O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, it is time to fly to Pemba from where you’ll take a helicopter ride to Bazaruto –exclusive beach resort set on Private Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto.

As you, step outside of your private sea-front villa, you’ll be welcomed by dozens of tiny hermit crabs sprinting between the edge of the warm water and their homes in the sand.
Go on snorkelling straight from your villa or explore beautiful coral reef along with turtles and fish unique to this island through day and night guide scuba diving.

If you want to stay above water then deep-sea fishing, ocean ride, and kayaking will provide you with an unforgettable experience. As you head back to the villa, expert Michelin chefs will be ready to serve you with unique beach barbeques dishes as you fit your toes-in-the-sand and enjoy the beautiful sea view.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Island 

Meals Included: Breakfast


Azura Benguerra Island

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas criss-crossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star-studded nights. This is the enchanting island escape you always imagined. Azura Benguerra, the first eco-friendly resort in Mozambique, was hand-built by the local community and is operated in partnership with it.

Paradise Found

Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, an African spa to relax in, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura Benguerra Island is paradise found.

Award-Winning Luxury

Experience the island as it is meant to be, always at its very best. Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique, has been included in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards Survey. We are really pleased with the recognition. We’re also incredibly excited to be participating in the World Luxury Hotel Awards! Thank you to our loyal guests for the nomination.

Hotel Amenities

Azura Benguerra Island’s public areas are right on the beach and open to the sea. We have created several different zones for your enjoyment and relaxation, from the comfortable lounge area, to the vibey Star Bar, and our fabulous wine cellar offering a selection of the owner’s wines, especially flown in from their Chateau in France. The Jellyfish Restaurant offers breakfast and more formal dining. There is a media room for those needing TV and internet access, a boutique at reception, and our Padi 5 Star dive centre with top of the range Scubapro equipment.

Island Climate

Azura on Benguerra Island is blessed with hot and sunny weather year round. Temperatures are generally in the upper 20′s to low 30′s celsius, and rarely fall below 20 degrees even at night. The water temperature is gloriously warm, and ranges from 24-30 degrees plus. Benguerra Island tends to receive on average a quarter of the rainfall that the mainland does, and there can be several months of the year when there is no rain at all. This makes our landscape very arid, and challenges our indigenous gardens and water supply, but usually makes our guests very happy!

Enjoy Azura Benguerra IslandGet hold of a unique marine experience


A Safari of a Different Kind

Azura Retreats offers you the ocean safari, from excellent diving sites, fun water activities, and whale-watching, to fishing for local species, educational guided marine walks, where crowds of ghost crabs scuttle by, and incredible turtle sightings, our 5-star Mozambican destinations will help you create unforgettable memories. If you are interested in learning to dive, contact our dive instructors. We highly recommend that you complete the theory portion of your course at home, before your holiday. That way, you’re ready to start diving as soon as you arrive and will get to spend more time exploring the waters around the island.

Family Adventure

On your ocean safari family adventure at Azura Benguerra Island you will be given the rare opportunity to dive or snorkel in some of the most spectacular scuba diving spots in the world, allowing you to discover an underwater world that is visited by just a few lucky divers each year. Bleach-free coral reefs and the deep drop-off of the Mozambican shelf, means that you and your family will be able to dive in some of the healthiest coral reef systems in the world.

Whale Watching

From July to October each year, the oceans surrounding Benguerra Island come alive with Humpback Whales, as they make their way to warmer waters. Take to the ocean to capture this incredible work of nature, and watch as dolphins catapult themselves out of the water, mingling with their friends and providing wonderful entertainment for onlookers.

Fantastic Game Fishing

Fishing, a wonderful activity for beginner and experienced fishermen/women alike, which is a favourite pastime at Azura Benguerra Island. The location makes it a superb spot for year-round fishing. Azura Benguerra is very well known for its Sailfish and Marlin. We adhere to a strict catch and release policy, in the interest to preserve the marine life in Mozambique.

Delight in Ocean Fresh Flavours

A day spent fishing for much sought after native fish such Yellowfin Tuna and King and Queen Mackerel, may very well become a delightful feast for dinner. Share your favourite recipe with the chef, and delight in fresh flavours and local ingredients set against the beautiful backdrop of the African sky lit up.

Most people seek the ocean knowing that it holds something special for them and with Azura Retreats Ocean Safari it does, there’s no better option then to merge your safari on land with a safari of a different kind.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Island 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Location of Azura Benguerra Island

Azura is located on Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park. Benguerra Island lies 14km north east of Vilanculos, the nearest town and site of the international airport.

Co-ordinates: 21o51’12.83”S 35o26’ 18.79”E

PDF: Azura Benguerra Flight Access Map

Getting There

There are flights on Airlink and LAM from Johannesburg International airport (OR Tambo) to the newly modernised Vilanculos International Airport (VNX). The flying time from Johannesburg is approximately 1½ hours. These flights are designed to connect well with the major international flights to and from Europe. There are also regular flights from Maputo (MPM) on LAM. Both Airlink and LAM offer daily flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos.

Excellent Travel Combination

Azura Benguerra can be easily combined with a Kruger or Sabi Sands Safari; Airlink is flying from Nelspruit (KMIA) airport to Vilanculos daily. You will be able to enjoy a game drive in the morning and sip your cocktail on the Azura beach in the afternoon. 

Visas Information

Visas are available on arrival (currently US$50 but note this is subject to frequent change). US Dollars, South African Rands and Mozambican Meticals are accepted in Mozambique. Please have cash for your visa available on arrival. Where possible please obtain your visa in advance to speed your arrival through the airport.

Transferring to Benguerra Island

There is a state of the art helicopter operated by Archipelago Charters for the transfers from Vilanculos to Benguerra Island. The flying time is approx 10 minutes, and will connect with your arriving/departing flight. This should be booked at the same time as your accommodation.

Benguerra Island does have a short grass strip which can accommodate smaller private aircraft. You should check conditions in advance as the runway lies in a wetland area and conditions are not always suitable for take off and landing.

DepartureSee you soon Mozambique!

It’s time to say goodbye as you fly back to O.R Tambo Airport and onto towards your flight home