Rio Azul Lodge
Rio Azul Lodge from the air Breakfast served for you on the private deck.
Rio Azul Lodge from the air
Breakfast served for you on the private deck.

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.




With ocean and river combined, Rio Azul Lodge can provide the best of all worlds. The fishing is outstanding and the lodge offers a wide variety of fishing options from deep sea fishing to light tackle fishing off the river banks. 
The birding opportunities are glorious and the ocean, nearby mangroves and peaceful nature provide a wonderful chance for some spectacular sightings.
Little tinny boats are provided for each room, and one is welcome to take out their tinny to explore the estuary and mangroves at their own pace, or to toarrange for a guide to join the adventure for extra insight into your discoveries.
Beach and estuary provide peace and relaxation in abbundance, and water sports of all sorts are available to enjoy.
The journey to the lodge itself is an adventure, taking you on 30 km of beach. The scenic beauty, wide open spaces and dazzling waters will entrance you and begin your time away before you even reach the destination.  
Experience the local culture as you journey to the lodge, or take walks along the river and beach. Watch the local fishermen launch their dowh boats and pull in their nets, and get the feel for the rural fishing villages nearby. 

Need to Know

We are a remote and well hidden gem. It is an hour and a half transfer from Vilanculos and 30km of the transfer is on the beach itself. Make sure to bring what you need with you. 


The main lodge contains:

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Accessories store for minor provisions such as sunblock, batteries, hats, fishing tackle...
  • Plunge pools
  • Beach access
  • River access
  • Equipment hire for fishing
  • Boats for hire for deep sea fishing
  • Boating activities - skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, sunset cruises...
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Island picnic packages
  • Estuary/tinny boat per room


The lodge is based right on the beach and provides luxury accomodation and breathtaking views from each room. With meals inclusive, one only needs to worry about relaxing and enjoying themselves.

6 Beach Front Chalets
4 Chalet containing a twin bedroom with two 3/4 beds. 2 Chalets containing an extra length king-size bed. Twin chalets can be converted to accomodate a third bed for a child below 16yoa.

2 Beach Front Villas
Each villa contains three double rooms to accomodate 6 adults and a loft to accomodate up to 4 children. The private deck with plunge pool, deck chairs and dining area; lounge and small kitchenette make this a perfect home away from home for families. 


Tropical location make this a wonderful spot to vacation all year round. Birding and fishing opportunities may vary through the year depending on migration patterns.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Average Price: R2500 pppns


  • All meals - breakfast, lunch, bar snacks and 3 course gourmet dinner.
  • Unlimited use of estuary/tinny boat per room 
  • Use of kayaks and wind-surfers
  • Tea and Coffee

Children PolicyChild Policy

Family friendly.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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