The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park (BANP) is situated in the districts of Vilanculos and Inhassoro in Inhambane Province. Comprises 5 islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago, 20 km from the coast of Vilanculos and Inhassoro.

1,400 km2

Either by road or plane to Vilanculos or Inhasooro and later on by air or sea into the islands.

Best viewing season:
Throughout the year.

It has a wide range of marine species diversity and it is considered one of the worlds major dive centers. Beaches with transparent and clear waters and an avifauna rich in species.

Dugongs, various species of whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and rays. Various species of exotic birds, including the flamingo.

Viewing hours:
The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, can be visited daily from 7h30 to 16h30.

The BANP has sea and road component. It was set up to protect sea fauna species namely the dugongs, marine turtles and dolphins and also the weak ecosystems of the islands. It is worth stressing that about 150 dugongs occurring in this area, are a major population in the coast of East Africa.

Bazarutp Archipelago National Park: source http://www.africaguide.com/country/mozamb/parks.htm#maputo