Benguerra Lodge

Exceptional Fly Fishing in Mozambique

Discover fly fishing for giant trevally, wahoo, sailfish and numerous other species while enjoying the breathtaking views from the luxurious Benguerra Island Lodge in Mozambique.

varied and exciting casting

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a world-renowned fishing destination. The shallow flats between the islands and the mainland provide an excellent breeding ground for bait fish, which in turn provide sustenance for the numerous species of abundant game fish in the Archipelago.  Guests can try an assortment of fishing options, either over two hours, a half day or a full day of adventure. These include light tackle fishing in the bay, fly-fishing in the open ocean and targeting the ocean’s kingpin, the sword-wielding marlin. Fishing takes place with a professional guide aboard a versatile, multipurpose boat, fully equipped with fishing tackle and safety equipment.

The lodge and fishing grounds are ideally located in a national park where the catch-and-release of all species is greatly encouraged. Dedicated sports fishermen and leisure anglers alike can venture into this fishing mecca, hunting spear-bill marlin, steel grey sailfish and tempting tuna.

Fly-fishing is a wonderful adventure that can be enjoyed by both the experienced and novice fly-fisherman. Quick sinking lines are used over reefs that vary in depths from 10 to 40 metres. This is more productive in the summer months, when the fish are feeding aggressively. Target species include king and queen mackerel, barracuda, bonito and crimson snapper.

For those interested in a more relaxed fishing experience, light tackle fishing, using live bait and artificial lures, will easily trap the elusive sailfish. The dedicated fisherman will revel in deep sea fishing for the predatory billfish, which grow to lengths of over four metres. Head out to the deep ocean and prepare for an epic fight, often interspersed with long periods of waiting, all made worthwhile by the catch of a lifetime, set against the backdrop of a breathtaking ocean landscape.

sheer unspoiled beauty

Benguerra Lodge accommodation comprises two cabanas, ten casitas and one magnificent private villa. The two romantic and elegantly furnished cabanas have been built right on the edge of the beach. Each has an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower, overhead fans and private deck with plunge pool, hammocks and sun loungers. The ten luxuriously appointed casitas are decorated in a unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style. Each has a large bedroom, separate lounge area, overhead fan, en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The private decks have plunge pools and each casita has an outdoor dining gazebo for starlit dinners.

Finally, there is the private villa which is the epitome of exclusivity. The luxury furnishings and private facilities make it an ideal place for those wanting unsurpassed comfort and privacy, honeymooners and families.

A personal chef prepares all meals at the villa, although the main lodge’s dining facilities are also available. There are three en-suite bedrooms, ceiling fans, a lounge and dining area, private deck and swimming pool, private garden with beach access.

The facilities are completed by a lounge and dining room. The separate bar area has a large airy patio overlooking the beach and sea across lawns and trees where attractive red tailed squirrels play. The meals are fresh from the sea, with delicacies such as crayfish, crab and calamari.

At Benguerra Lodge most of the activities are water based. Both snorkelling and diving on the reef give you an opportunity to appreciate the sheer unspoiled beauty, combined with the variety and abundance of marine life. You can also sail to the deserted Pansy Island, sunbathe and picnic in seclusion, explore the birdlife along the tideline and the fresh water lakes or simply comb deserted beaches in solitude and serenity. A trip to the mainland can be organized, as can visits to the local market, to enjoy lunch and view the old harbour.

“Staying at Benguerra Lodge was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. This is the place where you can relax, enjoy and have the best holiday you can imagine. Thanks so much for the great, friendly and professional service and the great food.” T.B. – UK

Benguerra Island

Benguerra Lodge is situated on Benguerra Island, in the Bazaruto Archipelago of islands just off Mozambique, close to its south eastern border with Southern Africa. Benguerra Island is approximately 11 by 5km, and was declared a National Park in 1971. There are three fresh water lakes, which host numerous birds as well as crocodile. Access to the lodge is via a short helicopter flight from Vilanculos. 

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of  five islands located approximately a third of the way up Mozambique’s 2,000 kilometre long coastline. Unspoiled white beaches, thriving coral reefs and an abundance of gamefish make it the ideal fishing getaway. The vast sand flats and shallows on the landward side of the islands provides the ideal breeding ground for huge schools of baitfish that provide the sustenance and attraction for the large schools of pelagic and resident gamefish in the area.

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