Southern Africa is renowned for its cultural diversity, scenic splendour and magnificent wildlife, but it also has much more to offer than these attractions. Southern Africa is also the ideal destination for Fly Fishing, not only is it beautiful and tranquil, but it is underutilized as well. For the Fly Fishing enthusiast there are some of the most spectacular wilderness areas and a variety of fish species to choose from.
Pricing Bazaruto Islands
Packages are tailor-made. Price per night start from $430,- per person, double occupancy, incl. accommodation, meals, laundry, tax.
Fly fishing with guide and boat, max. 2 persons, $84,- per hour, excl. fuel ($1.60 per litre).
Boat transfer mainland Mozambique to Benguela $65,-. Excluding flight Johannesburg - Vilanculos, Mozambique $122,-
Benguela Island Lodge
Not far from the mainland of Mozambique lies the tropical island of Benguela. Being a part of the Bazaruto National Park, this unique paradise is situated within the Bazaruto Archipelago, a true perfect spot for the ultimate Mozambique beach and fly fishing holiday. The island is surrounded by pure white beaches, coral reefs, lagoons and flats. Benguela Island was declared a National Park in 1971 and is one of the three main islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Benguela Island is famous for its white pristine beaches but this island has also a forest, savannah and wetland eco-systems, which sustain a diverse population of flora and fauna. The Benguerra Island Lodge buildings comprises of a reception office, lounge, dining room and a patio a flanked by thirteen comfortable thatched chalets. Each chalet is not more than 20 yards from the beach and each has a veranda/balcony with sea view. All have double rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower. Benguela Island has some of the finest saltwater fly fishing and the Benguela Lodge has experienced professional guides available. Fly fishermen can enjoy the luxury of having special fly fishing boats which are equipped with fish finders. Fly fishers can encounter Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Bonito, Kingfish, King & Queen Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Jobfish, Ladyfish, record size Bonefish (caught deep) but also Sailfish and Marlin. The lodge maintains three 22ft. Ace Cats boats fully prepared for the spoiled fly fisherman. Each boat is hosted by an experienced guide and mate who know the waters quite well.
SEASON: The lodge is closed in February due to cyclone season and our advice is to avoid the period between July and mid September, especially for fishing. Angling for Kingfish is good throughout the year, though the Giant Kingfish is more prevalent during September to April. The King- and Queen mackerel appear in the cooler months from March through to August. Kawakawa fishing picks up in late Spring through Summer (November to June) and for any would-be bonefishers, April to July, presents the possibility to secure an unusual yet celebrated bonus. The same months also provide opportunities for fly fishers to try for the almost-uncatchable milkfish. From April onwards, sailfish become more numerous and the hot months of October to December see an increase in the number of marlin strikes.