The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of 6 islands off the coast of southern Mozambique. They lie within Bazaruto National Park and are known for their white-sand beaches. Bazaruto, with dunes, is the largest island. Coral reefs around Magaruque and Santa Carolina islands protect rare marine animals, like dugongs. The wetlands, forests, and grasslands of Benguerra Island's interior are home to many bird species.
Declared a National Park in 1971, the islands include Santa Carolina, Bangué, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, and Bazaruto. The waters that lap the archipelago are filled to the brim with an array of reef fish, sea turtles, and game fish. An assortment of endangered marine life has also been documented here such as whale sharks, manta rays, leatherback turtles, humpback whales, and the very rare dugong.
Evenings are warm except for a few nights in June and July - very warm temperatures experienced in summer but with less humidity than the mainland. The dry season (June to October) is the best time to visit Bazaruto Archipelago.
The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park hosts 141 bird species, 18 reptile species, 21 mammal species, five dolphin species, and the last viable population of an estimated 180 dugongs in the western Indian Ocean.
Fondly known as the warm heart of Africa, Bazaruto Archipelago is an undiscovered gem full of adventure.
With 2,500 km of Indian Ocean coastline, Mozambique is an aqua
Surrounded by an infinite stretch of white sand and clear water
Cardoso hotel sits in the leafy Museum neighborhood of Maputo, Mozambique
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