4 days from $5,200 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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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… this is your luxury stay on the exclusive Benguerra Island in Mozambique.

Fly from Johannesburg to Mozambique and board your helicopter to this incredible island. Gaze at the dolphins or track down humpback whales on their seasonal migration. 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. 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. 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. With all the creature comforts you could wish for, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, an African spa to relax in, community interactions and a fantastic range of activities and experiences above and below the sea … Your days will be filled with wonder! all at a community based project where the local islanders benefit as much as you. This is truly paradise found. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Johannesburg to Vilanculos to Benguerra Island
    Johannesburg to Vilanculos to Benguerra Island
    • Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service
    • Documents Package - Documents
    • Air - Johannesburg - Vilanculos [2 hrs] - Scheduled Flight
    • Air - 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 to Johannesburg
    Benguerra Island to Vilanculos to Johannesburg
    • At Leisure
    • Air - Benguerra Island - Vilanculos [Helicopter - &Beyond Benguerra - (10mins)] - Heli Transfer
    • Air - Vilanculos - Johannesburg [Direct-2 hrs] - Scheduled
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Day 1: Johannesburg - Vilanculos - Benguerra Island

Upon arrival to Johannesburg, you will be welcomed at the door of your aircraft by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. Alongside your assistant, you will be directed through immigration, baggage collection and customs before being directed to your onward flight, airport hotel, or to your awaiting driver and vehicle.

To ensure a seamless experience, a documents package containing useful information including a detailed itinerary with pick­-up and drop­-off times, emergency contact information, and relevant e­-tickets or vouchers will be provided to you.

Board a flight in Johannesburg with service to Vilanculos. Approximate travel time is two hours.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 35”x28”x17” (90cm x 72cm x 45cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17lbs (8kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 22”x13”x9” (56cm x 34cm x 23cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

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.

Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Benguerra Island
Benguerra Island
Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Azura Benguerra Retreats
Azura Benguerra Retreats

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.

Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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
Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Dhow Sailing
Dhow Sailing

Day 4: Benguerra Island - Vilanculos - Johannesburg

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: Depart (B) (Int`l airport)

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa 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.

Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Azura Benguerra Retreats
Azura Benguerra Retreats
Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Azura Benguerra Retreats
Azura Benguerra Retreats

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.

Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Azura Benguerra Retreats
Azura Benguerra Retreats
Mozambique Beaches Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Azura Benguerra Retreats
Azura Benguerra Retreats

Depart (B) (Int`l airport): Johannesburg

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

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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    It was simply an amazing trip! Our guide and driver were the best. Everything went smoothly and they made life very easy for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington to anyone. Hotels were unique and exceeded expectations. Thank you for the significant room upgrade at the 4 Seasons on our last night. That was a huge surprise!

  • Mike Desmarais — July 20, 2017 — Africa

    Went on a tour in Morocco with Kensington tours. We visited the cities of Casablanca, Tangier & Chefchaouen and had a wonderful time. Our guide (Mohammed Salmi) and driver (Eunice) were absolutely excellent and very professional. Mohammed was very knowledgeable regarding the cities and places we visited. Mohammed spoke very good English and was easy to talk with and a pleasure to be with for the 6 days we were in Morocco. We could not have asked for a better guide and/or driver during our time in Morocco. Our vehicle was a newer model Mercedes van that was very comfortable to be in for the long drives we had between cities, and our hotels were much better than expected.

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    This was our 4th Kensington Trip (second to South Africa), I cannot say enough about Andrew Drummond and his ability to put a PERFECT trip together. I trust him completely and would plan trips with him over and over. Now looking at a trip to Peru and yes, we are talking to a professional at Kensington.

  • David S — September 08, 2017 — Africa

    This tour exceeded our expectations in all respects! Only words cannot describe the adventure.

  • Barbara Cox — August 03, 2017 — Africa

    Christine did a fabulous job planning our safari. We followed the migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara staying in an assortment of tented camps. We loved ALL our guides and drivers (Duncan, Waziri and Charles).

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    Our guide and driver were above and beyond our expectations.

  • Mary Ann B — March 17, 2017 — Africa

    I would definitely recommend Kensington Tours. Very well pleased with everything they provided. Accommodations were excellent as well as tour guides. Gareth at Kensington was a tremendous help in planning our trip. Thank you so much Kensington for a great trip to South Africa.

  • Elizabeth E — February 07, 2017 — Africa

    Both our guides from Rwanda to Tanzania were the best. Everything was FLAWLESS, the guides, transportation, the accommodations, the food, the safaris, etc. We actually went to the villagers home and met the kids who performed their native dance for us. It really was an emotional connection that was one of the highlights of the whole trip for us. Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!

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    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

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