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Benguerra Lodge & 75ft Luxury Yacht

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Benguerra Lodge & 75ft Luxury Charter Yacht

5 Star Luxury
and Beyond Benguerra Island Resort and Luxury 75ft Yacht Charter

  • 4 nights at  Benguerra Island Resort & Spa, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
  • 4 nights onboard ouOcean 750 – 75ft Luxury Charter Yacht, Bazaruto Archipelago

8 Nights/9 Days

This itinerary can start on any day as there are flights from JHB to Vilanculos every day.

Overview

  • 8 nights / 9 days
  • Day 1,2,3, 4 andBeyond Benguerra Island Resort & Spa, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Day 5,6,7,8  Ocean 750 – 75ft Luxury Charter Yacht, Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Day 9 Departure 

Day 1 - Fly from JHB ORT to Vilanculos

  • Catch SA8260 leaving OR Tambo at 11.30 arriving 13.10 at Vilanculos.
  • Or Catch the LAM flight departing at 1050 arriving at 13.40
  • After touching down at Vilanculos, you will be met by lodge staff and directed to the light aircraft terminal where a smaller air shuttle (CRA112) will fly you to sub-tropical Benguerra Island, in Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago. 
  • Check in, relax, sundowners and dinner.

Day 2, 3, 4 - andBeyond Benguerra Island Resort & Spa, Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago

  • Mozambican and international culinary fusion at the dining table, sun, surf, snorkeling, scuba-diving and sea kayaking by day, and music, dancing and village nightlife exploration by night, all with the attentive service of lodge staff.

    There’s much to discover on and around the island. On foot or in an open Landrover, the choice of how you explore Benguerra Island is entirely up to you. The lodge takes great pride in its personal service ― and whether you are snorkeling on the archipelago’s magnificent reefs, or casting a fly from a boat you will always have an experienced guide with you.

Day 5,6,7,8 - 75ft Luxury Yacht Charter, Bazaruto Archipelago

  • On the morning of Day 5, meet the yacht crew on the lodge beach for pickup and transfer by rubber dinghy to the yacht, awaiting you out past the breakers.After a welcoming fruit cocktail on the yacht, prepare for four days of leisurely meals and drinks, swimming, snorkeling, scuba-diving and island exploration in the azure seas of the Indian Ocean.

Day 9 Return home

  • On Day 9, the yacht will drop you on Vilanculos beach, where you will be met and taken by road to the airport, where you will (reluctantly) board your return flight to Johannesburg on to your next destination.

Itinerary in brief

The dream described

Day 1 2,3,4 andBeyond Benguerra Island Resort & Spa

Imagine the Caliph's luxurious living quarters, lifted from A Thousand and One Nights, and planted on alabaster sands besides a turquoise sea. Hard to imagine, you think? Not so, when the Benguerra Lodge looks so much the part, and so much plays the part of a mythical middle-eastern potentate's luxury dwelling.

The Benguerra Lodge is on the sub-tropical Benguerra Island in Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago, and is the ideal luxury Bazaruto vacation destination, great for diving and fishing or simply lazing in the Sun.  As one of Mozambique's top lodges, Benguerra can easily be combined with an African safari holiday.

Blending into a natural acacia forest bordering Benguerra Bay and encircled by silver beaches, coral reefs and sparkling turquoise seas, this up-market lodge offers exclusivity in the most tranquil setting imaginable.

At Benguerra Lodge, where lodge policies are intricately interrelated with the marine eco-system and with genuine concern for the local population, relaxation within an African island reserve is the name of the game. While you may simply choose to recline under the shade of a beach umbrella, there are many wonderful activities to enjoy.

There are three  different kinds of accommodation at Benguerra ― each with its unique characteristics and attractions:  The Cabanas, Casinha and the Casa Familia.

Meals at Benguerra consist largely of freshly-caught seafood – more often than not with such delicacies as prawns, crab and crayfish. Traditional Mozambican cuisine, Portuguese flavoursand a variety of delicious dishes make up the daily menus. Breakfast and lunch are buffet affairs, while dinner is a set menu.  And, of course, guests with special dietary requirements can be individually catered for.

Inclusions at Benguerra Lodge

  • Meet and greet on arrival and light aircraft flight from Vilanculos airport to Benguerra Island
  • Transfer from airstrip to andBeyond Benguerra Island Resort & Spa
  • Beach front accommodation in a luxury Casinha with private pool
  • Three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
  • Activities included: Scuba diving - max 2 dives per day (tide-dependent) - full PADI certification required , horse riding, sea kayaking, sunset dhow cruise, scheduled snorkeling trip, castaway picnic, island expedition & local village tour (subject to availability and weather conditions).

Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, conservancy fee, landing fees and airport taxes.

Day 5,6,7,8 Luxury Yacht Charter – Bazaruto Archipelago

You’re not surprised (because things like this do happen in dreams, after all) when one morning you meet some people on the beach who invite you to join them in an adventure. You roll up your trousers and wade through knee-deep surf to an inflatable dinghy which ferries you out into deeper waters.

And there it is, bobbing gently on the peaceful deep beyond the breakers, the majestic 75ft Ocean Catamaran, sails furled, awaiting its complement of 6 lucky guests, one of them you, embarking on your journey to bliss.

Settled in the yacht’s bright and airy saloon, a stylish  and summery perch above the cockpit, watching the experienced, efficient crew winding up the anchor and setting sail for four days of island-hopping around the archipelago, equipped for deep sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, visiting passing islands in the motorised tender, exploring ruins from Mozambique’s colonial past, buying fresh fruit at village markets, navigating mangrove swamps in kayaks, or just lying tanning in the sun, or dozing off under the stars to the rhythmic slap of wavelets along the hull — experiencing the very embodiment of the success you have sought all your life, but experiencing it, too, as the culmination of the dreamy days and nights that have gone before, days and nights that have brought ultimate relaxation to your body, peace and fulfilment to your mind, and that have recharged your physical and psychic  batteries with a charge that will endure until the next time freedom beckons….

….and you obey.

Inclusions on the Ocean 750

  • Full use of 75ft Luxury Charter Yacht
  • RIB Tender with outboard
  • 3 double Queen Cabins for up to 6 guests
  • All linen and bathroom towels 
  • Skipper and crew
  • Full board accommodation - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics
  • Local beers, spirits and quality South African wines
  • All on board equipment and facilities at no extra cost - activities are FREE
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Fishing and use of on board gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to)
  • Snorkelling and equipment, 
  • Kayaks 
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Use of on board motorised tenders with outboards and waters sports
  • Fuel for tenders and main engines
  • Water, gas and consumables
  • Transfer back to Vilanculos airport at the end of the charter.

The journey’s end Day 9

The yacht drops you off on the beach at Vilanculos, where a road transfer to Vilanculos Airport meets you and transports you to the airport. You reluctantly board your Airlink flight back to Johannesburg.

For the moment, your experience of freedom has come to an end, and you will soon be back in your ordinary lives.  But in the past days you will have laid in a store of mind-fuelling memories and joyful experiences that will keep you content… until the next time you are lured by freedom’s irresistible siren song.


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8 Nights
$9,864.00 - Per person sharing
Based on 6 paying guests
Valid to 31 Dec 2017



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