4 days from $4,936 per person*
  • Snorkel, dive, or fish in the waters of Benguerra Island.
  • Lie back and listen to ancient African stories while you stargaze.
  • Feast on fresh fish and seafood.
  • Enjoy private transfers.
  • Luxurious beach resort.
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Enjoy a relaxed private get-away on the unspoiled beaches of Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Inhambane is located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo. Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on the East Coast of Mozambique. Dhows traded at the place as early as the 11th century. Muslim and Persian traders traded pearls and ambergris. Scuba diving in Inhambane is particularly popular in locations such as Manta Reef and Gallaria. Giant Manta Rays, Whale sharks, Turtles and other marine life are regularly seen and there are many professional scuba diving operations in town. The 170 year old Cathedral of our Lady of Conception is located in the old quarter of the city where a rusted ladder leads to the top of the spire, offering panoramic views of the city and harbor. The city is now home to a museum and a market and is known for its nearby beaches of Tofo and Barra. The central market located along the main boulevard called simply "Mercado Central" offers numerous foods, ranging from a colorful array of spices and vegetables to prawns, fishes and cashew nuts. Motor and dhow taxis sail from the town to Maxixe. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Johannesburg to Vilanculos to Benguerra Island
    Johannesburg to Vilanculos to Benguerra Island
    • Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Johannesburg - Vilanculos [(2hrs)] - Scheduled
    • NOTE: Mozambique Visa is mandatory (not included)
    • Vilanculos - Benguerra Island [Helicopter - Azura - (10 mins)] - Heli Transfer
    • Azura Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2 Benguerra Island
    Benguerra Island
    • Azura Optional Land Based Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Benguerra Island
    Benguerra Island
    • Azura Optional Water Based Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Benguerra Island to Vilanculos
    Benguerra Island to Vilanculos
    • At Leisure
    • Benguerra Island - Vilanculos [Helicopter - &Beyond Benguerra - (10mins)] - Heli Transfer
    • Vilanculos - Johannesburg [Direct-2 hrs] - Scheduled
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Day 1: Johannesburg - Vilanculos - Benguerra Island

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa, you will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your onward flight, or to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop of times. This includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

Take your flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos today. The flight duration is approximately 2 hours.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

A valid passport is required for all American or Canadian citizens, including children, who wish to visit Mozambique. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity.

A Letter of Invitation is required to apply for the visa. To obtain the visa you must provide full names as per passport, date of birth, nationality and passport number. Visa must be obtained before travel. Please check with your travel consultant for more details.

Enjoy your helicopter transfer from Vilanculos Airport to Azura Benguerra. The flight duration is approximately 10mins. Maximum 4 people per transfer with 20 kgs/44 lbs luggage including hand luggage per person in soft bags.

Whether its exciting activities or relaxation, Azura has you covered. 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 whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply these waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. On land, towering sand dunes give way to indigenous bush abundant with local flora and fauna, an interesting variety of birdlife, as well as the odd crocodile or two at the lakes. The island’s local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is quite magnificent to behold.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Retreats

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights, and you have Azura Benguerra. The villas are nestled along beautiful stretches of beach with all the 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, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Benguerra Island
Benguerra Island
Azura
Azura

Day 2: Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island offers a range of activities and experiences for you to enjoy. Take a beach ride on the coastal area with the beach bicycles or take a Land Rover tour of the island, and experience the local culture for which Mozambique is rightly famous, as well as visiting the school which was built with donations to Azura’s Rainbow Fund. Climb the dunes, some of which are scattered with the remnants of ancient Arab pottery. Visit the island’s lakes and spot a crocodile or two. Discover the local fauna and flora. Take a long walk and staff will meet you with a picnic. Add horseback riding on the beach with Mozambique Horse Safari, tailor-made private trail rides along the beautiful beaches and island trails of the island paradise guided by informative and experienced staff (additional fee).  Or join one of the star gazing events and lie back and listen to the ancient African stories that chart the cosmos.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Retreats

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights, and you have Azura Benguerra. The villas are nestled along beautiful stretches of beach with all the 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, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

Day 3: Benguerra Island

With the Indian Ocean on your doorstep, many of the activities and experiences are focused around it. You can snorkel or scuba dive, saltwater fly fish or big game fish, watch the sunset as you sail on your dhow, picnic in splendid isolation, explore the waters with paddleboards or cruise to deserted beaches to look for pansy shells. Gaze at the dolphins, often spotted from the boats, or track down humpback whales on their seasonal migration past the shores. The offshore reefs are some of the most pristine on the coast of East Africa, and a joy to behold, with a plethora of marine life and amazing coral gardens.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Retreats
Dhow Sailing
Dhow Sailing

Day 4: Benguerra Island - Vilanculos

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Enjoy your helicopter transfer from Benguerra to Vilanculos Airport. The flight duration is approximately 10 mins. Maximum 4 people per transfer with 20 kgs/44 lbs luggage including hand luggage per person in soft bags.

Take your flight from Vilanculos (VNX) to Johannesburg (JNB) this afternoon.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

Accommodation:
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Azura Benguerra Retreats: Benguerra Island

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights, and you have Azura Benguerra. The villas are nestled along beautiful stretches of beach with all the 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, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Azura
Azura
room
room

Azura Benguerra Retreats: Benguerra Island

Imagine an unspoilt island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights, and you have Azura Benguerra. The villas are nestled along beautiful stretches of beach with all the 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, all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. With wonderful cuisine, friendly Mozambican service and a vast range of activities and experiences, including a unique African spa, it’s the perfect island escape.

Azura
Azura
room
room
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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