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Azura Rainbow Fund Clinic

From the Azura Benguerra Team - December 2018

In December 2018, Benguerra Island’s first health clinic opened its doors thanks to the support of the Azura Rainbow Fund. The Fund provided a total of US $65 000 for the building of a much-needed Community Clinic and Nurses’ Residence on the island to serve the local residents who have had little or no access to basic healthcare or medication.

Benguerra Island Soccer Fever

From the Azura Benguerra Team - July 2018

Once again, the FIFA World Cup has stirred up millions of passionate soccer fans around the globe. But it could be argued that Africa is home to the most enthusiastic supporters of the beautiful game. No matter where you go on the continent, you’re bound to come across a band of children (or adults) chasing a well-worn football across a field with a crowd of supporters cheering them on.

New Pre-bookable Experiences

From the Azura Team - June 2018

Launching this month, Azura Retreats, renowned for their award-winning luxury island and safari holidays, will introduce their first ever pre-bookable experiences in Mozambique, available at their Indian Ocean properties, Azura Benguerra Island and Azura Quilalea Private Island. In response to industry demand, guests will be able to pre-book a selection of unforgettable experiences prior to travel

The New Seychelles

From the Azura Team - May 2018

Five reasons Mozambique is the new Seychelles.

It’s time to explore this Indian Ocean gem with Azura Retreats. When it comes to an Indian Ocean escape, it’s time to look beyond traditional stalwarts The Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives and consider rising star Mozambique. Here’s why now is the time to visit...

10th Azura Day Celebrations

From the Azura Benguerra Team - February 2018

Azura Day is a time honoured tradition that takes place in early December each year with our owners, staff and local community. It celebrates the life of Azura, gives thanks for all we have achieved, and prays for good fortune in the future. It begins with the local church choir arriving en masse in a succession of boats, singing all the way across the sea from the mainland.

Azura Whale Migration

From the Azura Team - September 2017

All over the world, whales leap high into the air and crash back into the water, slapping their tails and fins on the ocean’s surface on the way down. This behaviour is called "Breaching", and is far more common when pods of humpback whales are far apart (at least 4,000 meters or 2.5 miles). Fin or tail slapping is more frequent as groups split or come together.

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