RIO AZUL ~ is located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, overlooking the estuary and is about 2km from the river mouth. The Govuro River mouth is 130km north of Vilanculos.
The Govuro River runs north from Vilanculos and past Inhassoro and enters the sea at Bartolomeu Diaz point.
Rio Azul is one of the few venues along the Mozambique coast where one can access deep water with strong currents close to the beach. The point at the river mouth has deep water right at the edge and big game fish move into easy casting distance of the shore to feed. The estuary offers many species of fish for light tackle fishing.
There is abundant birdlife in this mangrove region as well as beautiful, unspoilt beaches to be explored.
ACCOMMODATION at RIO AZUL consists of 6 thatched rooms with twin, three quarter beds and en-suite bathrooms. Each room has a wooden deck overlooking the estuary.
Beds are equipped with mosquito nets.
Each room has two hand wash basins with mirrors, a toilet and a shower with hot and cold water. Each room has its own boat for use in the estuary. The main lodge area consists of a lounge, dining room and bar area with a big wooden deck in front and a plunge pool.
There is a small shop that will sell items such as batteries, sun block, hats, lures,
line and other fishing tackle.
The lodge has electricity supplied by a generator and plug points for charging camera batteries etc. Each room has a digital safe to store passports and other valuables.
ACTIVITIES AT RIO AZUL ~ This is a wonderful fishing venue from deep sea fishing to shore fishing, estuary fishing to salt water fly fishing. The area offers some great bird watching with specials such as mangrove kingfishers and crab plovers.
Also to do includes beach walks, kayaking, sundowner cruise on a local Dhow, trips to BD Island and snorkeling.