The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of five idyllic islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina and Bangue. The Archipelago is genuinely one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. The area is now protected as a conservation area and national park, including the coral reefs surrounding the islands, making it the only official marine reserve in the country. The park is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean and a significant achievement in global marine conservation. 100 elusive dugongs, three species of turtles and many dolphins inhabit the waters. Up to 178 species of birds and a small Nile crocodile colony live on Benguerra Island. Small antelopes, duiker, suni, squirrels, samango monkeys, snakes, bushbucks and flamingos also share this little Eden.
A nearly untouched paradise on earth, the archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.