Benguerra Island Vacation, Honeymoon Packages & Romantic Getaways
Benguerra Island, located 14 km (8.5 mi) off the shore of Mozambique is the second largest island found in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Thanks to the incredible dive sites that surround the island, it is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations on a Mozambique vacation.
Crocodiles that have been found in three lakes on Benguerra support the idea that the island was once part of Mozambique’s mainland before breaking away along with some of the other islands that make up the Bazaruto Archipelago. Explorers originally came to the area in search of pearls resulting in Portuguese and Asian influences being felt to this day. Today, Benguerra supports a community of around 1,000 people who are part of the Tsonga subgroup called Khokha.
Approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) long by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) wide, the island is made up of differing habitats including forrest, savannah and wetland eco-systems that in turn support differing flora and fauna. The waters around the island host coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and other marine life as well as shipwrecks that make it a paradise for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts on a Mozambique vacation. Benguerra is also famous for its unspoiled white beaches, fishing opportunities and horseback riding. While daytime is for exploring the waters or relaxing on a beach, evenings come alive with a distinctively Mozambican charm.
Mozambique Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to travel to Mozambique.
Learn about the history and culture of Mozambique, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mozambique's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mozambique for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mozambique vacations today!
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