A truly luxurious island adventure, this African beach vacation offers the ultimate tropical getaway.
Guests are met upon arrival at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg by an African Sky guide, who will assist them with connecting to their flight to Vilankulos in Mozambique. After a flight of an hour and forty minutes, guests are transferred to Benguerra Island via a helicopter charter, where the 10 Day Benguerra Island and Quirimbas safari starts in earnest. The afternoon is spent at leisure enjoying the natural spoils of this exotic island. At 55 square kilometers, Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago and is particularly famous for its pristine white beaches. Tonight you will enjoy an introduction to the delectable local cuisine - a captivating fusion of African and Portuguese flavors.
Benguerra Island offers an exciting blend of activities for adventurers and a plethora of relaxation opportunities for the world-weary. The waters surrounding the island are rich with marine life, which means that whether you elect to snorkel Two Mile Reef or venture deeper into the Indian Ocean with the resort’s masterful PADI instructors, you will encounter a truly magical underwater world. These waters also abound with Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and Grand Trevally, so avid sportsmen may try their hand at big game fishing. A more relaxed water-based endeavor is available in the form of sunset dhow sailing - authentically African and unforgettable!
Between these exhilarating adventures, relax in the cool waters of your private plunge pool or float along in the balmy swell of the Indian Ocean. Sunbathe on the sandy shores or head to the Azura African Spa for a pampering signature treatment. Explore the dunes, relish a scrumptious beach picnic or circumvent the island on a Land Rover tour. The days are yours to enjoy and indulge in.
After breakfast guests are returned to Vilankulos Airport and board a charter flight to Pemba. Upon arrival in Pemba, guests are transferred via helicopter to the unspoiled shores of Quilalea Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago, a protected marine sanctuary in the Indian Ocean.
Spend your days living like royalty on Quilalea Island - a stretch of paradise inhabited solely by the guests of the resort. Activities range from kayaking through the bewitching mangroves of sister island Sencar to extending your underwater adventures snorkeling or scuba diving the incredible reefs surrounding this untouched corner of the world. Dhow sailing, fishing and exploring 86 acres of private island enhance days spent luxuriating in island life. Fresh seafood characterizes mouth-watering mealtimes, which can be enjoyed almost anywhere on Quilalea.
Following a last breakfast with the Indian Ocean at your feet, guests are transferred back to Pemba for their flight to Johannesburg, bringing to an end an incredibly exclusive five star Mozambican beach holiday on Benguerra Island and in the Quirimbas archipelago.
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