Bazaruto harbours the last remaining viable population of Dugongs within the Western Indian Ocean
Set in tranquil, turquoise seas and fringed by powder-white beaches, the park’s five sub-tropical islands, two of which are uninhabited, make up Mozambique’s oldest Marine Protected Area
Iconic marine megafauna inhabit Bazaruto’s temperate waters including whale sharks, whales, manta rays, dolphins, sharks, marlin, sailfish, and nesting marine turtles
A diver's paradise, Bazaruto's reefs offer some of the most diverse and pristine corals in East Africa, also accessible at low tide for snorkelers to enjoy
Easy to visit, the park is easily accessed via daily flights from Johannesburg International Airport, combined with a short transfer from Vilankulo Airport to any of the four island lodges or day visitor sites
Before entering the park, payment can be made in the following currencies at the Park’s Tourism Office in Vilankulo or at the satellite office in Inhassoro:
There are three ATMs in Vilankulo, and foreign currency can be exchanged at any one of these banks.
Where to find our offices:
(Google Map of our office location in Vilankulo and Inhassoro.)
Entry Tax (per person per day)
Boat Tax (applicable to mainland-based operators and private boat owners - per boat per day)
Boats carrying 1 - 9 passengers
Boats carrying 10 – 18 passengers
Boats carrying +19 passengers
Diving Tax (per person per day)
Snorkelling Tax (per person per day)
Sport Fishing Tax (per person per month)
Professional/commercial photography (please note, this activity is subject to pre-authorization, and must be pre-arranged six weeks ahead of shooting):
Professional/ commercial filming (please note, this activity is subject to pre-authorization, and must be pre-arranged six weeks ahead of shooting):
The park’s ecologically sensitive sites have been zoned as areas of ‘Total Protection’. No fishing or resource harvesting is permitted in these areas- represented on the map by red markers.
The following activities are prohibited within the Park:
The region is mild to warm in winter (May to August) with cooler evenings and early mornings. The park is hot in summer (October to March), and temperatures often exceed 30 degrees Celsius during December to February. These months are typically humid, have higher rainfall, and are also considered as cyclone season.
The park can be accessed easily from Vilankulo or Inhassoro, and is open to day visitors and long-stay guests alike. Most of the mainland-based lodges and hotels have their own boats and offer daily excursions to some of the park’s attractions. If not, they are able to arrange visits into the park through various tourism and activity operators.
Some of the activities available include:
While the islands are not prone to malaria, it must be noted that Mozambique is a malaria area. Travellers can avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes by using insect repellents, as well as by wearing long sleeves and trousers in the evenings and mornings. It is also advisable that visitors consider taking prophylaxis prescribed by a doctor.
We are making every effort to preserve our coral reefs, and advise that visitors avoid chemical sunscreens, and opt for mineral sunscreens made from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Better yet, covering up with hats, rash vests, swimming skins or light wetsuits are great alternatives.
Visiting the parks is one of the best ways to support conservation, communities, and the long-term future of these wild areas. Use the link below to plan your visit today! Please make sure to provide your name, contact details, trip dates, number of guests and any other relevant information.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 00258 82 262 0730
For visiting yachts and private boat owners, please arrange entry into the park prior arrival by calling 00258 82 262 0730 or message us on Whatsapp 00258 85 076 5512.
To arrange professional/ commercial filming or photography permits, please email [email protected]
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