Rio Azul

Located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, Rio Azul is perfect paradise in a peaceful setting with some of the most spectacular sunsets you will encounter. The accommodation is luxurious, and the chalets and villas are situated right on the beach with gorgeous views over the ocean. With a number of activities on offer, great food and wonderful hospitality this lodge is a great place to unwind and enjoy some much-needed downtime. For those more active there are a number of activities on offer and it is a fisherman’s paradise.

Why we love Rio Azul!

What a location, from the start of the trip this place delivered. The journey into the lodge although 2 hours offered incredible views, drives along the beach and also drives through the mangrove swamps. From the warm hospitality, to the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and the amazing food and activities, it was nothing short of amazing. Access to the islands was easy and our skipper went above and beyond to look after us. The accommodation is a blend of rustic nature and comfort with great views of the lagoon…can’t wait to get back here.

Mike Varndell, May 2019

Fast Facts




6 chalets, 2 villas (all great for families)

Great for


Children welcome

6+ welcome (under 6 on a request basis)


All year

Ideal length of stay

7 Nights





(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


Pricing categories explained

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features


Situated on the mainland and about a 2-hour drive from Vilanculos, Rio Azul is in one of the most gorgeous and quaint spots in the area. The drive is scenic and if you catch the tide when its low you can enjoy the last half hour drive to the lodge on the beach, with not a sole in sight. The resort sits on the banks of the Govuro River and faces west, giving you the opportunity to capture those all-important African sunsets…and they truly are magical here.

Anglers paradise

The lodge is in such a unique position to provide excellent fishing opportunities to fisherman of all levels. Not only have you got the sea to enjoy a full-day out on the boat, you can take trips to the Govuro River Estuary or the Mangrove Channels which are close to the lodge itself. If you enjoy a variety of fishing techniques: fly fishing to light tackle and even deep-sea fishing (strictly catch and release) then Rio Azul is the perfect choice.

The accommodation and villas

Luxurious accommodation with a touch of rustic, the gorgeous chalets and villas have the perfect balance. There are 6 beach chalets, which are private and offer views over the beach and estuary, you are in your own little slice of heaven. The villas, each of which consists of 3 double bedrooms and a kiddie’s loft, are large and perfect for bigger groups. With your own private deck and swimming pool, a dining area and kitchen as well as large lounge space to relax in and enjoy, this really is a wonderful escape to enjoy with close family and friends.

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