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Bazaruto Archipelago

Untouched paradise on earth, the bazaruto archipelago has earned its reputation as the
'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

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This Group of 5 islands off Mozambique offer the idyllic unspoiled tropical island setting for your vacation.

The area offers unspoiled coral pink beaches, World Class deep sea fishing, salt water fly fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a protected National Park - the islands are pristine and undeveloped - no roads, no shops, no tourist attractions - just unbelievable natural beauty!

Further North, the Quirimbas Archipelago consisting of 32 coral islands - totally undeveloped and a nature lovers paradise

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a native boat lying on the beach
have a nice siesta over the open sea
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Honeymoon: Bride gets 50% discount

azura retreat
20% off for families staying at the Presidential Villa and Villa Amizade
10% off all other villas   (valid until 15th July ’10).

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From Patrick

We are very satisfied about our trip to Benguerra Lodge.
Everything worked out fine, from the booking procedures on
line, to the Benguerra Lodge which is just excellent, up to
the weather conditions. We can just suggest this destination to everybody. It was just the gem of this (one
of many) unforgettable trips around southern Africa
Thank you.

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From Lee Griffiths:

We had a great time in Mozambique.  the hotels we stayed in were great, especially Indigo Bay.  the staff at Marlin Lodge were fantastic and went out of their way to make our stay as memorable as possible.
Lee Griffiths

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The whole Bazaruto Archipelago is part of a Conservation project ....

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Sunset in Bazaruto, Mozambique, Africa

Map of Bazaruto, Mozambique, AfricaThe Bazaruto National Park was created in 1971 but it was only after 1989 that an administration was put in place, nominated by DNFFB, at that time the authority for parks in Mozambique. The area of the Park only included the Islands of Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue plus five nautical miles surrounding them (c. 600km2).

The largest Island of Bazaruto and the much smaller Santa Carolina were classified as "areas of vigilance". The principal objective of this Park was to protect the endangered dugong and marine turtles.

From 1994-1998 the Park received project funding from the European Union through WWF International and WWF SARPO. This was a very ambitious project with several objectives and represented the first large funding
support to Bazaruto. One of the most important out-puts of the project was the intended approval of the then drafted Management Plan and the extension of the Park to reflect a more coherent ecosystem approach. This was
never implemented by the Government of the day and thus the EU support was not renewed.

In 1998 WWF Switzerland initiated support to the Park, through funding the Multiple Resource Use Project (MRUP).
In 2001, WWF Switzerland extended their support to the Park under a second phase of the Multiple Resource Use Project designed for 2001-2005. Several other significant developments also occurred. The Park was finally extended to include all five islands in the Archipelago and surrounding waters now called the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, and covering an area of 1,430 km2.

The five islands are Bazaruto, Benguerra, Santa Carolina, Margaruque also called Paradise Island and Banque. At the moment Bazaruto and Benguerra are the only islands offering accommodation. Paradise Island was famous during the 1960's and 70s as a Honeymoon destination - but the old hotel has now fallen into decay. Plans are afoot to build a luxury hotel on Margaruque.

Balck Marlin The area surrounding is ranked as the best Black Marlin destination in the Eastern Indian Ocean. The season runs from early October through to end of January each year. The Marlin come close in to the shallow waters around the Islands and can often be found feeding around the shoals of various species of tuna that frequent our waters during this time of the year. The Bazaruto Archipelago area also offers salt water fly fishing for the sought-after bonefish

Accommodation on the islands is expensive! Gabriel's campsite on Benguerra was closed and has now re-opened as Azura Retreat at Gabriel's - a stunningly beautiful but expensive luxury resort. Visitors on a budget can visit the islands on day trips out of mainland Vilanculos

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