Benguerra Island lies within the famed Bazaruto Archipelago flanking the south-eastern border of Southern Africa. The lodge itself is situated on the protected north-west side of the island. Benguerra Lodge exudes an East African-cum-Arabic decor in line with the ancient tradition of the Archipelago, once the playground of the Queen of Sheba and the trading route of old Arabia. While it is an island lodge, care has been taken to maintain the feeling that one is nevertheless embarking upon an African marine safari. At night one may experience the wonderful whisper of a gentle sea breeze brushing the cheek or the squeak of clean sand as one walks along the half-moon beach of Benguerra Bay.
The main area comprises of reception offices, lounge, dining room and the patio area is flanked by 10 luxurious Casitas and 2 smaller, elegant Cabanas as well as a private Villa. On the large patio, guests can enjoy a cocktail and sit back after the day's events. The rooms merge within the surrounding indigenous Acacia and Natal Mahogany forest. However, each is only a step away from the beach and each has a wooden deck looking out to sea. All rooms are double bedded, with 4 Casitas and the 2 Villa rooms having the option to be converted to twin bedded accommodation, with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. Meals are fresh from the sea, with delicacies such as crayfish, crab and calamari tantalisingly prepared or exotic Portuguese dishes. Lunches are relaxed affairs served in different settings and always with unsurpassed personal attention
Benguerra Lodge is a snorkeler and scuba diver's paradise. To encourage visitors to enjoy the pristine reefs, a fully equipped dive school with dive master has been set up. There are numerous dive venues available, including the superb Two-Mile Reef. The most striking aspects of scuba diving the reefs around the island is the sheer unspoilt beauty combined with the variety and abundance of marine life.
Many exotic reef fish abound such as schooling banner fish, moorish idols, butterfly fish, blue striped snappers, barred sweetlips, goldies, trigger fish and hosts of others. After snorkeling the reef, go to the deserted Pansy Island, a unique breeding ground for the legendary pansy shell.