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Kisawa Sanctuary

Mozambique

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Luxury Holidays At Kisawa Sanctuary

Comprising 300 hectares of forest, sand dunes and dazzling white beaches, Kisawa Sanctuary is located on the southern tip of Benguerra Island amid the beautiful Bazruto Archipelago. Eleven luxury bungalows are dotted across the sanctuary – each one offering between one and three bedrooms, a generous living area, infinity pool and private beach access.

Your stay at Kisawa includes all your drinks, dining across five eateries, butler service, your own Mini Moke, and a huge variety of complimentary experiences – from snorkelling and sunset boat trips to organic garden tours and canoeing through thriving mangroves. Surrounded by a WWF National Marine Park, the scuba diving is also exceptional here. After embracing the many alfresco adventures, unwind with an Ayurvedic therapy or meditation at the stunning spa.

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Details:expand_more
  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: A 300-hectare sanctuary of forest, beach and dunes
  • Feature: Incredible diving and wildlife encounters
  • Rooms: 11 bungalows
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Vilankulo Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 7 minutes from Vilankulo Airport by helicopter transfer. For stays of 7 nights or more, the return helicopter transfer is complimentary.

Accommodation:expand_more

Kisawa is home to just eleven luxurious bungalow residences with one, two or three bedrooms. Bespoke interiors are modern and spacious, while reflecting the stunning surroundings with natural tones, local materials, and thatched roofs. Every residence offers a full kitchen and living area, alfresco day area, infinity pool and access to a private beach. Amenities include your own Mini Moke for getting around, as well as butler service, Wi-Fi, a smart television, desk area, robes and slippers, and organic toiletries. You will also receive a complimentary jet-lag recovery massage at the wellness centre upon arrival.

   One-Bedroom Residence :expand_more
  • Size: 150m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean or cove view
  • Facilities: Ideal for a romantic retreat, this beautiful residence is home to a king bedroom, two dressing rooms, a master bathroom, two individual powder rooms, and generous living room. Outside, there’s an open-air deck with separate day area, outdoor kitchen and living room, alfresco shower, and a stunning infinity pool.
   One-Bedroom Residence with Annexe :expand_more
  • Size: 210m²
  • Room View: Cove view
  • Facilities: This light-filled residence is home to a king bedroom, two dressing rooms, a master bathroom, two individual powder rooms, and generous living room. It also offers a self-contained annexe with a choice of a king bed or twin beds, a dressing room, and a full bathroom. The main bungalow and annexe are connected by an open-air deck, sharing an outdoor kitchen and living room, alfresco shower, and a stunning infinity pool.
   Two-Bedroom Residence :expand_more
  • Size: 300m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean or cove view
  • Facilities: Two beautiful bungalows are connected by an open-air deck, sharing an outdoor kitchen and living room, alfresco shower, and a stunning infinity pool. Each bungalow is home to a king bedroom, two dressing rooms, a master bathroom, two individual powder rooms, and generous living room.
   Three-Bedroom Residence :expand_more
  • Size: 450m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean or cove view
  • Facilities: Ideal for groups and families, this residence comprises three standalone bungalows that are connected by an open-air deck, sharing an outdoor kitchen and living room, alfresco shower, a stunning main infinity pool and additional smaller infinity pool. Each bungalow is home to a king bedroom, two dressing rooms, two bathrooms, and generous living room.
   Kisawa Residence :expand_more
  • Size: 300m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean and cove view
  • Facilities: This is the resort’s founding residence, boasting views of both the ocean and cove sides of the island, while showcasing a range of unique touches, pan-African antiques, and an impressive collection of art. It features two bungalows that are connected by an open-air deck, sharing an outdoor kitchen and living room, alfresco shower, and a stunning infinity pool. Each bungalow is home to a king bedroom, two dressing rooms, a master bathroom, two individual powder rooms, and generous living room.
Dining:expand_more

Kisawa offers a variety of dining experiences – all included in your rate. Each showcases the best of African cuisine and produce with a modern approach, led by Culinary Director, Joseph Moubaye. The resort has built a network of regional farmers and fishermen to supply top-quality, local produce, as well as growing as much as possible in Kisawa’s own organic garden. Along with four dining venues and a tuk tuk serving pizza, there’s the option to dine privately in your residence or at a location around the resort.

The Main Terrace and Library:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Refined global cuisine crafted with the highest quality ingredients
  • Setting: A luxuriously rustic space with an open-flame Robata Counter
  • Dress Code: Resort casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Cove Mussassa:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Fresh flavours and homegrown produce
  • Setting: A relaxed outdoor beach café with ocean views
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Baracca:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Mozambican dishes with South Indian influences
  • Setting: A vibrant, playful space accessed only by Dhow boat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Ocean Mussassa:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Small plates showcasing local seafood
  • Setting: A relaxed café set directly on the shoreline
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Pizza Tuk Tuk:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Freshly made pizza with a range of toppings
  • Setting: Order from the tuk tuk, before dining under the stars
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Hotel Experiences

Along with world-class diving opportunities, there are plenty of (complimentary) ways to spot the island's wonderful wildlife. Head out hiking with the resident nature guide to spot some of the region's 150+ bird species, canoe through a thriving mangrove eco-system, visit Crocodile Lake and enjoy breakfast with the reptiles, or spot the pink residents of Flamingo Beach. You can also help tag marlin and sharks with the BSCC scientists and hop aboard the Kisawa boat to spot dugongs and dolphins. Other activities at the resort include climbing the red dune at sunrise, picking your own lunch in the permaculture garden, and sampling the labels in the Wine Room.


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Luxury Beach

Benguerra Island is ringed by beautiful beaches, and every luxury residence at Kisawa offers direct access to a private patch of powdery white sand. Soak up the sunshine with a cocktail in hand, before embracing the variety of complimentary non-motorised watersports on offer – including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling over one of three house reefs. 

Located within the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, with a WWF National Marine Park on its doorstep, Kisawa offers access to some of the world’s most mesmerising and unique diving spots. A choice of PADI certified private and group experiences range from snorkelling with turtles over the house reefs to deep sea diving with marlin, sail fish, yellowfin tuna, bull sharks, tiger sharks and manta rays. Enjoy expeditions in cave systems, seamounts, pinnacles or simply explore the open ocean reef, all while admiring the plentiful sea life.


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Spa Breaks

Escape to the beautifully designed Natural Wellness Centre – a sanctuary of serenity with a focus on Ayurvedic treatments. Aiming to unite the mind, body and spirit, rituals use ancient techniques and natural products – from coconut oil to local honey. You can enjoy all treatments in either the stunning spa or the comfort of your residence. The spa also houses a state-of-the-art Japanese Iyashi dome sauna, which uses gentle infrared technology to promote rejuvenation. You will also discover an all-natural ‘yoga nest’ where you can enjoy a range of yogic and meditation practices, as well as the fully equipped Kisawa gym.


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Luxury Family Holidays

With multi-bedroom residences, an abundance of space and a variety of unforgettable adventures to choose from, Kisawa is a dream destination for families. There’s a fun-filled programme of family friendly activities on offer – from open ocean safaris to pizza making classes.


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Romance

You can’t get much more secluded than a standalone bungalow on a tiny tropical island – making Kisawa Sanctuary an ideal choice for a romantic retreat. Spend the day exploring the island’s beaches, snorkelling over the house reefs, or simply unwinding in your residence, before a sunset cruise along the coast. Then, enjoy a private dining experience at a secluded spot on the island – whether a sand dune or right beside the Indian Ocean.


 

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