Benguerra Island, MozambiqueApril 10, 2018 4:45 pm
What is the best way to end a safari? I might answer the questions “with another safari” but many people would probably point to the beach and some well-deserved relaxation time. I can now also point to Benguerra Island in Mozambique after a recent visit. While Benguerra offers as much of relaxation as you can manage, for me the opportunity to explore the island and explore the waters around the island makes is compelling post safari destination. On the nature front, the island offers the chance to search for suni antelope and crocodiles on the island and for birders to keep their eyes peeled for a myriad of birds, including beautiful egrets and the aptly named paradise fly catchers.
Without doubt a real highlight is to take to the water, both on it or under it for everything the azure water have to offer.Without doubt, the rich waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago surrounding Benguerra are the real highlight. Dolphins, whales, and the rare Western Indian Ocean dugong all mammal highlights to complement the sea turtles, rays, sharks and numerous fish. It is easy to see why African Parks, champions of conserving Africa’s unique biospheres have taken management over this marine National Park. You can learn more about African Parks and their activities in Bazaruto and beyond at www.africanparks.org.
If this all sounds too active, there is always there is always the opportunity for deserted island style picnics and days spent rolling out of bed onto beautiful white sand beaches. I stayed with the fantastic AndBeyond at their AndBeyond Benguerra Island resort (www.andbeyond.com), with the always awesome and reliable Anderson Expeditions (www.andersonexpeditions.com) taking care of all the logistics from bush to beach. Another adventure where I did not want to leave!
April 2018 What is the best way to end a safari? I might answer the questions “with another safari” but many people would probably point to the beach and some well-deserved relaxation time. I can now also point to Benguerra Island in Mozambique after a recent visit. While Benguerra offers as much of relaxation as… read more
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