Lago Reef Beach is nestled between an emerald-green forest and the Indian Ocean. The elevated position looking over the ocean ensures there’s always a cool sea breeze passing by. And with the shore only a stone’s throw away, you can enjoy soothing sunset walks without having to venture too far. Between June and November tourists flock to the coastline to watch an impressive aerial display from migrating humpback whales – perhaps one of the most thrilling scenes you could ever witness.
Mozambique is one of the finest diving destinations in the world and it can be enjoyed all year round. Sea temperatures vary between 30ºC in summer to 21ºC in winter, and the picturesque reefs are a pleasure to explore. Depths vary from 10m to 40m, offering good visibility and fantastic photo opportunities, not just of the incredible range of coral but of over 6,000 species of fish.
The reefs attract a variety of game fish including marlin and tuna, with the best months for black marlin being between October and end of January. Blue and striped marlin can be found between September and January, while the main sailfish season runs between June and September.
From December and February, anglers may catch a glimpse of some particularly interesting creatures, including whale sharks – the largest fish in the world. Fly-fish, ladyfish, bonefish, pompano and several species of kingfish can be found in the narrow channels between Bazaruto and Benguerra, between the months of March and July.
Other species include, stingray, barracuda, bludger, dorado, green jobfish, kawakawa, prodigal son, rainbow runner, skipjack and yellowfin tuna and wahoo. A variety of other shark species can also be found offshore, including blackspot, blacktip, tiger and zambezi. Dolphins, eels, manta rays and turtles. Schools of kingfish and giant lobsters are also commonly seen.
Experiences that can be offered at Lago Reef:
• Game fishing
• Scuba diving
• Safe beaches for swimming and sun-bathing
• Whale Watching
Looking to start your own equestrian centre? Lago Reef is ideally situated to take advantage of this lucrative market not only drawing customers from the beach, hotel and bush camps, but also the nearby town.