- Street / Area: Benguerra Island, Mozambique
- City: Maputo
- Country: Mozambique
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phonenumber: +27 11 467 0907
- Website: https://www.azura-retreats.com
- Hotels and Lodges: Villa
- Rooms: Single, Double, Family Room, Suite, Business room
- Room facilities: Room service, Air conditioning, Television, Refrigerator, Terrace
- Hotel facilities: Bar, Beach, Laundry service, Lounge facilities, Parking, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Wifi
- Listed: November 14, 2017 2:13 pm
- Expires: 204 days, 19 hours
Azura Benguerra Island-Azura offers some of Africa’s ultimate private luxury hideaways for just a discerning few to discover. Privately owned and managed, our hotels are small and personalised, with award winning ‘eco-chic’ villas, delicious local cuisine, and a whole range of unique experiences to enjoy. Welcome to Azura.
Imagine staying in some of the world’s most undiscovered, pristine environments. Completely private and removed from the rest of the world. Where authenticity of the experience, without compromising on standards, is the key. Where there is a philanthropic goal of both protecting the environment and giving back to the local community.
Our award winning villas were hand built by the local community, and blend modern eco-chic designs with all that is traditional to the local environment, incorporating locally sourced wooden beams and traditional woodwork beneath a local thatch or tented roof. Interiors are cool, spacious, comfortable, and designed to reflect the moods and textures of Africa. Outside there are plenty of lounging areas to relax in, with views that rival some of the best in the world.
All of the creature comforts you would expect come as standard. Air-conditioning for hot sunny days, oversized beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen for romantic nights. Most of our villas have their own private plunge pools and outdoor showers, a magical experience beneath the stars.
Our island villas are just footsteps from the beach and sparkling turquoise Indian Ocean beyond. Our safari tented villas are on the banks on the Great Ruaha River, where the hippo call by day and lions roam by night. In all of our villas we have created your own private sanctuary. A haven of rest and relaxation where you can feel at one with the environment. A fusion of indoor and outdoor space where time becomes your own.
Our villas are a welcoming place to stay. You may not want to leave them at all.
On land or sea, at Azura it’s all about the experience. About doing things a little differently. About our experienced guides sharing their knowledge and passion for the pristine environments we are lucky enough to have around us. About our guests getting the most out of their stay, whether it be plunging the ocean’s depths, just relaxing with a picnic on a private island, or walking up close with wildlife.
On our islands, a kaleidoscope of colour greets you above and below the ocean. Magnificent reefs for diving and snorkelling, home to the turtles that nest on the island’s outer shores. Migrating humpback whales, dolphins, and the elusive and protected dugong ply our waters, along with marlin, sailfish and tuna to tempt the sports fishermen. We have a vast array of birdlife, our local people make for fascinating cultural encounters, and the starry night sky is quite magnificent to behold.
On safari, our location is remote, meaning you will be the only vehicle at a sighting. A raw, authentic, almost pioneering experience. The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve, and home to lion, elephant, buffalo and wild dog in abundance. The area surrounding our camp offers ravines for leopard to hide out in, plains for buffalo to roam, and the rapids of the great Ruaha River where the hippos noisily spend their days.
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