Used throughout the Indian Ocean for thousands of years, these slender, long-hulled vessels are the preferred mode of transport for Bazaruto’s traders and fishermen. Enjoy a range of excursions by dhow, including a romantic sunset voyage.
Paradise Island Snorkelling Adventure
Travel by boat to nearby Paradise Island and swim amongst dazzling schools of brightly coloured fish. Sunbathe on pristine sands and savor a delicious barbecue picnic.
Dugongs, Turtles, Whales & Dolphins
Set out in search of the Indian Ocean’s most mesmerising creatures. Spot dolphins dancing in the waves. Look out for humpback whales from August to October, and whale sharks from April to July.
Turtles also frequent the waters, and leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles often come ashore to lay their eggs. Lucky guests may also glimpse the elusive dugong, with Bazaruto boasting the largest population in East Africa.
The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a national park since 1971, and a strong marine conservation policy of tag and release ensures sustainability - and many a prize catch. Anglers looking to test their skills can try their hand at catching the black, blue and striped marlin for which the area is known.
Bazaruto Island Discovery
Explore the culture, fauna, flora and wildlife that Bazaruto has to offer in a 4x4. Tour villages and a 19th century lighthouse. Go bird watching at inland lakes and enjoy an excursion to Sailfish Bay. Round off an idyllic island adventure with drinks on the dunes at sunset.
Ride along sandy beach and into the surf. A great experience for the whole family, catering to all levels of riders.
Available year-round except for 22 April - 4 June when the horses undergo annual vaccinations - we apologise for any inconvenience.
Bazaruto is an ornithologist’s dream, home to over 180 species of bird, including a vast range of Palearctic migrants, 26 species of waders, and huge flocks of pelicans and flamingos that frequent the coastal lakes and tidal pools.