Rio Azul

Rio Azul

Bazaruto Archipelago

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Rio Azul

Bazaruto Archipelago


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Rio Azul (meaning 'Blue River') offers the perfect opportunity for couples or families looking for a beach holiday.  The lodge is located on the banks of the Govuro River, approximately 80 km north of Vilanculos, at the northern end of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

The main guest area consists of a lounge, dining room, a bar area with a big wooden deck in front and a plunge pool. The view from the bar is possibly one of the most spectacular in Africa, overlooking the Guvoru River during sunsets. Another part of the experience here is the excellent fine dining experience, with freshly caught cuisine to tantalise your senses.

Activities range from walking on pristine beaches, dhow trips, kayaking, snorkelling, island trips and beach picnics. Each chalet also has the use of its own "tinnie" boat, a small aluminium alloy boat with 15hp outboard motors that is so easy to use it doesn't require a boating license. Set out on your very own adventure in the lagoon, take a camera, some binoculars or even snacks and enjoy the freedom. The lagoon is home to a myriad of birdlife, offering excellent bird watching opportunities.

Fishermen will also delight in the deep sea fishing trips that can be arranged - catering for beginners through to the more experienced - on both the esturary and the sea.

The accommodation consists of 5 thatched luxury beach front chalets and 2 luxury villas.

Both villas have a private lounge with overhead fans and a full kitchen for private dining. Each villa has 3 rooms sleeping 6 adults, which are all en-suite. The villa also has a loft with beds for up to 4 children. Each villa also has its own swimming pool and is situated along pristine beach shores.

Dining at Rio Azul is a delightful affair with the freshest ingredients locally sourced and produced, or grown in their own vegetable and herb garden, as well as straight from the sea. Expect Mozambican specialties such as peri-peri chicken and freshly caught prawns. The 3 course dinners in particular are always a delightful experience and can vary between relaxed and informal evenings, romantic and candle lit affairs, as well as lively beach BBQs.

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Our standard rates for a Chalet
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
11 January 2019 to 11 December 2019 GBP 195 USD 250 ZAR 3,711 EUR 229 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
12 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 GBP 231 USD 296 ZAR 4,394 EUR 271 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
6 January 2020 to 30 June 2020 GBP 271 USD 347 ZAR 5,151 EUR 317 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020 GBP 292 USD 374 ZAR 5,552 EUR 342 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
1 September 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 271 USD 347 ZAR 5,151 EUR 317 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
15 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 GBP 325 USD 416 ZAR 6,175 EUR 380 per person sharingStandard Rate4+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; unlimited use of esturary boat (excluding petrol cost); use of kayaks; tea/coffee; and snorkelling (on request and local trips only - NOT sea snorkelling) are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 6 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Rio Azul can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: South Africa and Mozambique.

Allow the African bush to rejuvenate your senses at this tranquil riverfront safari setting, after which you will head to a stunning beach lodge known as 'Blue River' in an untouched Mozambique paradise.

This is a 10 night itinerary including Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hazyview and Bazaruto Archipelago.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Karongwe River Lodge
  • 1 Night at Rissington Inn
  • 6 Nights at Rio Azul
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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