ACTIVITIES

Activities available are all booked via our reliable local partner operators.

 
 

SCUBA DIVING

Dive in the warm, subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean in and around the Bazaruto Archipelago. Let the dive instructor guide you around the pristine coral reefs which abound with more than 200 species of fish. As the reefs range from shallow to deep, they offer the diver an abundance of marine life with a huge diversity of both coral and sea life. In addition to most of the beautiful East Indian Ocean reefs, we have the privilege of seeing various species of Sharks, Whale sharks, Manta rays, Potato bass, Turtles, Guitar fish and various Rays and Eels. Humpback Whales frequent our waters between the months of July and October.

For the non-diver there is always the opportunity to take a snorkelling trip to the amazing Two Mile Reef. Here one may appreciate the beauty and colors of a coral reef and the abundant marine life it supports without having to use scuba gear.

FISHING

Go fishing in and around the prolific waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Let one of our local skippers expertly guide you to one of the current fishing hot spots aboard one of the many fishing vessels available- be it for game fishing, big game fishing, jigging, popping or just having some fun with light tackle, fishing is excellent all year round.

October to February produces three species of Marlin, mainly Black, Blue and Striped. For the Sail fish enthusiast the best months are May to July. Fly fishing is available from the shores of one of the idyllic islands, the sand banks around the Archipelago or out at sea.

BOATS FOR CHARTER

Most types of outboard boats are available for transfers in and around the Archipelago, from Catamarans to Yachts. Tailor make your own package – be it for fishing, snorkeling, island hopping or whale watching – a boat charter allows you to fulfil your every dream.

All rates outside of peak season are negotiable. Please enquire at reception.
Rates include skipper, fuel, shade, snorkel equipment, soft drinks, beer and water.

EXCLUDES LUNCH, BUT PLEASE CHAT TO OUR CHEF FOR A LUNCH PACK

SUNSET CRUISES

The perfect ending to an already perfect day.
Enjoy a beverage while watching a spectacular sunset from the water on either a motorised or non-motorised boat.

NON MOTORIZED WATER SPORTS

Non-motorized activities include sea kayaks, paddle skis, soccer and beach volleyball. The sea is calm and shallow in front of the lodge and ideal for swimming and paddling. Vilankulo is proving to be a popular kite surfing destination, particularly between the months of September and February. Comfortable loungers, large thatched umbrellas and waiter service guarantee complete relaxation on the beach. Alternatively, a day can be spent next to the swimming pool, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquil gardens.

 

 

HORSE RIDING

Horse riding on sandy white beaches with an azure ocean as a backdrop is a dream come true for both experienced riders and beginners.

CANOE TRAILS

The Govuro river canoe trip is unquestionably one of the best activities in Vilankulo with an ideal combination of unspoilt riverine and incredible birdlife. You have an option of doing an early morning canoe trail or an afternoon trip, which allows sighting of frogs, birds, fireflies and star gazing. Group quotes are available upon request.

DHOW SAILING

Travel back in time and sail to any one of the spectacular islands on a traditional Dhow. Upon your arrival you will enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear waters and a fresh lunch is prepared for you on the beach.
Trips available – Magaruque, Benguerra South Island, Benguerra North Island and also private trips.

KITESURFING

Kitesurfing in Vilankulo is world class! You can either partake in a kitesurfing baptism, learn how to kite surf or hire the equipment and join a kiting safari.