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Ideal Ocean Safari Destination

From the Azura Team - April 2018

With the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine Park and the Quirimbas Archipelago Marine Reserve, Mozambique offers an exceptional ocean safari experience for scuba divers, snorkellers and lovers of marine life alike. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the ecologically diverse marine life make it an obvious destination for those seeking the ultimate ocean safari.

Family Half Term at Selous

From the Azura Selous Team - March 2018

‘We really are the leopard capital of the Selous’, commented Joseph our Head Guide. And no wonder, as just that morning in our open Land Rover with a family visiting from the UK, we had watched one resting in perfect photographic range in a natural cove in the dry riverbank that is known as hyena stream. Eventually she slowly sauntered off, with cameras clicking and videos rolling.

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.

Wild Dog Pups, Lions & More

From the Azura Selous Team - January 2018

It’s been a wonderful start to the year at Azura Selous, with a herd of 1000 + buffalo and elephant enjoying our waterholes, lion sightings in abundance, leopard and their cubs happily posing for photos, all capped off with the 4 month old wild dog puppies emerging from their nearby den. What more could any guest wish for? Read our latest Tripadvisor reviews here to see just how happy our guests have been.

Festive Season at Azura Selous

From our Guides - December 2017

This promises to be an exciting festive season at Azura Selous with numerous game sightings, beautiful sunny days and the bush flourishing from the recent rains. We continue to see the abundance of life across the plains of the Selous, and particularly not far off from the Azura camp. The Azura waterholes are now brimming with fresh water and a hippo has already decided to

Family Activities at Azura Selous

From the Azura Team - November 2017

Discovering Africa is a special experience and the perfect family activity. At Azura Selous we personalise your stay as a family, providing your own guide and vehicle whenever possible. Our guides are the best trained in the Selous, and will take great pride in showing you all that this vast reserve has to offer as well as taking the time to share their knowledge with you

Locally Inspired Culinary Dish

From the Chef - October 2017

Mozambique is justifiably famous for its cuisine. With its 3000km of coastline it's no wonder that many of its renowned dishes involve fresh seafood. The Portuguese originally introduced chillies to Mozambican cooking, with the African Birds Eye Piri Piri chilli resulting in the well-known and much loved Piri Piri sauce that is widely used for prawn and chicken dishes.

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.

Authenticity at Azura Selous

From the Azura Team - August 2017

There is no greater luxury then the luxury of space, Azura Selous is unique in its wildlife adventures and vast expanse of space that embodies the hotel’s location. The authenticity of the experience is like no other, away from the crowds of tourists and not being able to see another game vehicle for miles. Offering you a unique wildlife experience with exceptional service, knowledgeable guides

Lots of Lions for Azura Selous

From our Guides - July 2017

Azura guests have enjoyed fantastic and quality sightings of lions of the Mwendokasi pride recently. Mwendokasi in Swahili means ‘always on the move during daytime no matter how hot it is’, a name our guides have given the pride. This pride consists of one male, three females and one cub. They are always close to camp and exciting our guests with their continual closeness to camp.

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