Fringed by inviting palm-lined white sands and hemmed in by some of the region’s finest coral reefs, the Bazaruto Archipelago is the ideal beach destination for active travellers
Gazetted in 1971, Bazaruto National Park comprises a quintet of small sandy Indian Ocean islands lying about 20 kilometres offshore of the Mozambican mainland between Vilankulo and Inhassoro.
The park’s main attraction is its extensive coral reefs, which lie in crystal-clear water warmed by the Mozambique Current. In addition to the array of dazzling and oddly shaped fish that inhabit the coral gardens, marine turtles, humpback whales and three species of dolphin are frequent visitors. The islands are also renowned for their challenging game fishing, with marlin, barracuda and various sailfish among the more alluring targets for anglers.