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Benguera Island

Since Benguerra is blessed with the most intact area of indigenous dune forest of all the islands, it probably offers the best birding as well. Crocodiles, which must already have been resident when the island separated from the mainland several thousand years ago, also populate freshwater lakes, surrounded by stunning golden dunes. Apart from the shelters of a great many migratory fisher folk who use Benguerra as a seasonal stopover, there are the comfortable Benguerra Island and Marlin Lodges, as well as a convenient 800m-long (875yd) grass airstrip.

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