Along the historical Moçambique channel lies tropical Ilha de Benguerra. It is here that Benguerra Lodge – a unique and incomparable African island paradise – is washed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The Lodge is small and intimate and offers genuine hospitality, personalised service and an intimate knowledge of the natural environment. It has a rich East African/Arabic feel – evinced in both the décor, and the unique and delectable food. The rooms all merge naturally into the surrounding forest and are only moments from the gorgeous silver-white beach of BenguerraBay. There are two Cabanas built right on the edge of the beach. Romantic and elegant, the suites offer guests the chance to experience the ultimate island getaway. The ten Casitas are a home away from home, where the eco conscious traveller can relax and enjoy the spacious and luxurious comforts to be found in this African Island Paradise. The Casita embraces Benguerra’s unique blend of safari chic and Arabic style. Meals at Benguerra are comprised largely of freshly caught seafood – with delicacies such as prawns, crab and crayfish. Traditional Moçambican cuisine, Portuguese flavours and a variety of delicious dishes make up the daily menus. Breakfast and lunch are buffet affairs, while dinner is a set menu. The island and the lodge provide a variety of settings for lunches and dinners which contribute to the magic and romance of the island experience. . The main lodge consists of a large reception area, gift shop, expansive lounge, bar, dining room and library – all with large wooden decks and indoor and outdoor seating areas. There is also a swimming pool and a small spa. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, saltwater fly fishing, deep-sea fishing, Landrover trips, island tours, dhow cruising, sea kayaking, day trips on the 38ft catamaran, castaway picnics, beachcombing, bird watching and walking. Benguerra is passionate about conservation and dedicated to the involvement of the local community in conserving this idyllic corner of the world. This is barefoot luxury at its very best!