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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Destinations, Mozambique News, Mozambique Travel) by BC Travel on July-30-2008

The first half of the year has slipped by quickly. It is now winter in Mozambique, but still an excellent time to visit. The weather on is very pleasant and guests can look forward to warm sunny days with temperatures ranging between 25 & 30ºC, and hardly any rain.

The lodge was busy in May, with many pre- & post Indaba visitors, who were treated to our unique blend of Benguerra hospitality. The personal atmosphere of the lodge, combined with the warm friendly staff and great location was what impressed most. The spacious Casitas and being spoilt by your own personal butler was also considered a special treat.
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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique News, Mozambique Travel) by BC Travel on July-9-2008

Santa Carolina Island, part of the archipelago, off the coast of the southern province of Inhambane, will soon have a luxury , thanks to a 50 million US dollar investment by the Rani Resorts Group.

The Tourism Ministry approved in March a proposal for the building of the new .

Rani Resorts, founded by Saudi businessman Adel Aujan, owns a chain of hotels in , including the Indigo Bay Island Resort on , the largest island in the archipelago, the Pemba Beach Hotel, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, and luxury resorts on Medjumbe and Matemo Islands in the archipelago, off the northern coast.

The group is currently designing the architecture of the on Santa Carolina, which should be presented to the government before the end of this year. In the meantime, work is underway to demolish the ruins of the existing .
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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique islands, Pemba, Quirimbas) by BC Travel on May-23-2008

Rani Resorts owns Pemba Beach Resort, Indigo Bay Island Resort, Matemo Island Resort, Medjumbe Island Resort and Lugenda Bush Camp. Rani Resorts has perfected the talent of indulging guests in exotic and unspoiled locations in southern Africa. Rani embraces some of the area’s most stunning destinations - the jewel-like Bazaruto Island and Quirimbas Archipelagos, historical Pemba and the untouched wilderness of Niassa Game Reserve.

Each exclusive Rani property has been designed to world-class standards, each one reflecting the natural beauty of its surrounds. Their portfolio of well known properties includes island retreats off the coast of , private game reserves on the African mainland and a on the coast.
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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Mozambique islands) by BC Travel on May-21-2008

Azura GabrielGeneral Management: Azura is delighted to announce the appointment of highly qualified management couple Jean-Francois and Nicola Crinquand who will start at the end of May. Jean-Francois is Relaix and Chateaux Management trained, the couple have significant overseas experience in managing luxury boutique hotels in remote island locations in the Caribbean, as well as in Africa and Europe. Most recently they launched and managed the exclusive 5 star luxury Jade Mountain in St Lucia, and also managed its sister property at Anse Chastanet (Conde Nast Traveller reader awards 2007, TOP 25 HOTELS, The Americas & the Caribbean).
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Filed Under (Accommodation, Bazaruto Islands, Honeymoon, Mozambique islands) by BC Travel on April-25-2008

Some mornings we were the only two people on mile after mile of sand. Indigo Bay Island Resort is really is one of the last pieces of paradise on Earth - unending stretches of silver with the palms almost reaching down into the clearest sea that I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Obviously this stunning hideaway is very popular with honeymooners - one couple never left their room but sounded very happy - and for the rest of us there was a wide range of activities. Of course the, the old favourite pastime of sitting in the ocean-view bar watching people fall off their windsurfers or half drown trying to get up on their water-skis, is as popular here as anywhere in the world.



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Filed Under (Accommodation, Bazaruto Islands, Destinations, Mozambique islands) by BC Travel on April-25-2008

Benguerra Lodge SunsetBenguerra Lodge constantly strives to improve their guests’ overall experience. With this in mind they have, since the end of January, slowly introduced an informal style butler service. The butlers were sourced from existing staff who volunteered for the intensive Butler training program. The butlers have really embraced the program with great enthusiasm and take pride in caring for their assigned guests.

Guests staying in the Casitas are assigned a personal butler on check-in to look after them for the duration of their stay. In keeping with our style of “bare foot luxury” our butlers are informal and friendly, adding a very special, personal touch to every guest’s visit.
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Filed Under (Bazaruto Islands, Destinations, Honeymoon, Mozambique Travel, Mozambique islands, Pemba, Quirimbas) by BC Travel on April-24-2008

is home to the Archipelago - a group of remote, untouched islands. This area is off the beaten track and if you are looking for stunning beaches, clear azure sea and relaxation then could be the place for you.

Accommodation varies from Eco lodges, such as Guludo Lodge - this is tents on the , very rustic and fantastic for scuba ! - to 5 star deluxe resorts, such as Indigo Bay - wonderful for honeymooners. Ibo Island is steeped in history, guests stay in an old Portuguese house which has been renovated to a very high standard.

Many people think that is inaccessible & hard to reach, but LAM, Turbo Max and SA Airlink all fly directly to various cities in .



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Filed Under (Accommodation, Bazaruto Islands, Inhambane, Mozambique islands) by BC Travel on April-18-2008

Visiting Pemba, a coastal town at the mouth of a huge bay with a great , some interesting buildings and a lively atmosphere - Exploring llha de Mozambique, the northern half of which has been declared a Unesco World Heritage-listed site - Swimming at the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Seeing the grand Zambezi River dammed by the Barragem de Cahora Bassa-set in stunning scenery at the head of a magnificent gorge - Lazing on the long, beautiful beaches of Tofo and Barra



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