Ilha do Bazaruto Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 37 photos

The gang!

Anne and I traveled on a Kumuka overland truck with this likely lot.....

Back row left to right... Nina, Bev, Jenny, Carolyn, Tam, Gemma, Anne and Sue.

Front row left to right...Mareeka, Leanne, Catherine and the Devine Miss K (Kris.)

Not pictured... Brett, Greg, Jeremy, Colin and me.

Vilanculos, the Bazaruto Archipelago and Inhassoro make up the tourism heart of Mozambique. The area is connected to the south by a newly constructed tarred road and you will be amazed how many pot holes that they have been able to fit in to virtually every square inch of this road!!!!!

Visit this string of islands.

If you plan to visit one destination in Mozambique this string of islands should be it. The main ones are Santa Carolina, Bazaruto, Benguerra and Magaruque. They offer a quintessential tropical holiday with isolated palm and casuarinas tree shaded beaches, rich tropical reefs and clear warm water .

During low tide many white sandy islands pop up, covered in shells. Six hours later they will be ten meters underwater again. Legend has it that the Portuguese disposed of prisoners this way, by dropping them off on a beautiful deserted island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A very beautiful part of the world.
  • Cons:Very isolated.
  • In a nutshell:Isolated but beautiful area with surprisingly good services.
  • Last visit to Ilha do Bazaruto: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    i never made it up to Bazaruto but it was a notable destination thru the years ;-)))

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2006 at 12:52 AM

    excellent page Kev, wouldn't mind doing a Dhow safari right now...pretty cold in CHCH.

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 4:26 AM

    When I lived in SA we used to live not very far from Mozambique, pity I never made it there. It looks absolutely stunning, I have to go there on my next visit to SA... Amazing pictures!!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 6:23 AM

    What a stunning trip Kevin! Gorgeous photo's...Happy travels, Blu

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2005 at 5:43 PM

    An amazing spot you have found here Kevin!! It looks like heaven to me, complete with cold beer!! A great page on a place you don't hear very much about!!

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 12:25 AM

    i'm so hoping to go there in july

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 1:39 AM

    Great page, Kevin! You chose nice place to visit!

  • Xemx's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2004 at 12:35 PM

    Sigh...why is it that women have to know more about cooking than men do?! This looks like a very relaxing place...I can't get over how blue the water looks in the pics. Thanks.


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