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Rio Azul Lodge

Rio Azul is a luxury beach resort located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, Africa. The beach resort overlooks the estuary and is about 2km from the river mouth. The Govuro River mouth is 80km north of Vilanculos as the crow flies.

The Govuro River runs north from Vilanculos and past Inhassoro and enters the sea at Bartholomew Diaz point, at the northern end of the Bazaruto Archipelago. 

The mangrove estuary system covers an area of around fifty square kilometers and the waterways of the main and sub rivers extend for more than a hundred kilometers.

Rio Azul offers visitors a chance to view the abundant birdlife in this mangrove region as well as beautiful, unspoilt beaches to be explored in this paradise setting. 

Rio Azul offers holiday accommodation for the whole family and is a truly unforgettable beach resort with world class fishing and bird watching.

For those looking for a first rate fishing holiday, Rio Azul beach resort in Mozambique offers great offshore fishing with access to most game fish species. The estuary offers excellent light tackle fishing for Snapper, Grunter and other game fish. 

Rio Azul is a luxury lodge that offers guests the best of a beach lodge, river lodge, fishing lodge and a family holiday lodge. This Mozambique lodge has a wide range of beach holiday activities that will keep the whole family entertained. 

Beach activities include kayaking, bird watching, boating adventures and snorkeling. Rio Azul Lodge offers fisherman fishing opportunity that compares against the best Mozambique fishing lodges. 

Rio Azul Lodge‘s main area consists of a lounge, dining room, 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

Rio Azul Lodge has a small shop that sells items such as batteries, sun block, fishing shirts, sunglasses, hats, lures, line and other fishing tackle. The lodge has electricity supplied by a generator and battery bank plug points for charging camera batteries etc. 

The beach lodge accommodation consists of six thatched luxury chalets and two luxury villas. 

Whether you are staying in Rio Azul’s Luxurious Villas or Chalets, your Daily rate will include:

  • All meals daily 

  • Unlimited use of estuary boat per room 

  • Use of sea kayaks 

  • Tea & coffee 

  • Snorkeling on request 


Rates Exclude:

  • Drinks 

  • Boat hire for deep sea fishing 

  • Snorkeling at sea 

  • All petrol for estuary boats and deep sea fishing boats 

  • Mozambique airport tax 

  • Flights 

  • Transfer from Vilanculos Airport to Rio Azul lodge

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per person per night sharing


*Prices may vary according to season

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