Escape to Vilanculos, Mozambique

Posted on 1 April 2019

Azure waters hug white, sandy shores along the pristine coastline of Vilanculos, Mozambique. The town’s dazzling views and warm waters have contributed to its status as one of Mozambique’s favourite holiday destinations.

Sun-seekers love the long, untouched beaches and warm waters and feasting on Mozambique’s famous prawns and delicious beers. The town of Vilanculos is perfect for a day’s exploring with its vibrant markets, bright colours, and traditional arts and crafts. For adventurous travellers, Mozambique beautiful countryside is a short 4×4 drive away, and well worth exploring.

The seas surrounding Vilanculos and the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands draw ocean lovers. The sea is crystal clear, with visibility of up to 40m for snorkelers, swimmers or scuba divers. This is one of the few places where you can spot the rare dugong as you dive, and you might also see whale sharks, humpback whales, turtles, and manta rays. After a morning in the water, float on a dhow (a local sailing boat) while you wait for lunch. You can even try your hand at deep-sea fishing — Vilanculos and the surrounding islands are famous for black marlin and tuna.

As you venture out to the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands, you’ll see pristine coral reefs frequented by colourful fish, moray eels, and reef sharks. On these paradise islands, the luxurious accommodation and kilometres of empty beaches, will make you feel like you’ve escaped to your own private island. The breath-taking views and flat, azure waters will make you wish that this was home, and that you never have to leave.

Airlink connects you to Vilanculos, gateway to the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands, from Johannesburg direct or from Nelspruit KMIA, direct so you can wake up to a bushveld sunrise and sip cocktails on a sandy beach at lunch time, making connecting to this scenic coastal town easier than ever.

Visit or speak to your travel agent to book your escape to Vilanculos, gateway to the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands.

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