Mozambique is undoubtedly one of the continent’s finest coastal destinations, with its beaches consistently voted among the best in the world, and soon it will have another attraction for well-heeled travellers.
The Banyan Tree Group is bringing its philosophy of effortless, sustainable luxury to the Mozambican shores when it opens Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira in the idyllic Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago marine reserve in 2023.
The Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago is a chain of 10 sparsely inhabited barrier islands and two coral reef complexes along the western side of the Mozambique Channel near the coastal city of Angoche.
The five Segundas islands are in the north, separated from the five islands of the Primeiras chain to the south by a stretch of water and reefs. The area is picture-perfect and an important part of a unique, biodiverse marine eco-system. Think coral reefs, beds of seagrass, which are important habitats for sea turtles and dugongs, white sand and turquoise waters. The southern islands support Mozambique’s largest nesting grounds for green sea turtles, while hawksbill sea turtles also use the beaches.
With Gorongosa National Park nearby, this is also paradise found for travellers looking to combine sea and safari.