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Who we are

Kisawa means unbreakable, and this defines our commitment: to build a bond between people and place, life and land.

Our mission is to bring wilderness and wellbeing together, carefully and comfortably. Our hospitality is generous and personalised, with a core sense of care at its heart. In all that we do, we want to support and enable our guests to do as they wish, when they wish.

Bespoke Offers

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Mozambique Calling

Book a five night Kisawa holiday before May 1 2024 and enjoy a complimentary night.

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April & May Celebrations

Celebrate April & May holiday dates with our exclusive offer.

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Gentle Island Detox

Prepare to thrive via our full body detox & restorative programme.

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Celebrate Connection

Relax into your newly married rhythm with a Kisawa Honeymoon.

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Where we are

Kisawa is a 300-hectare
sanctuary of forest, beach
and sand dunes, located on
the southern tip of 
Benguerra Island

Benguerra Island is situated 14 kilometres off Mozambique, on the Eastern coast of Africa. Part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, the neighbouring National Marine Park is home to some of the richest and least explored subtropical ecosystems in the Indian Ocean.


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The Founder's Residence

African art & antiques with a panoramic view Discover more


Design has led the
Kisawa story

Kisawa is a happy pairing of innovation and tradition. We believe in inclusive design and have worked with skilled artisans from Benguerra Island as well as patented 3D printing technology. Decisions have been careful to protect the environment and we have ensured a light footprint on the natural landscape where possible. Our vision has been to blend rather than interrupt.


Sunrise yoga


Main Terrace


Natural Wellness Center




Ocean Mussassa


Sunset stroll



We have created Kisawa with our hearts to be a sanctuary that brings nature, culture and service together.

Led by founder and creative director Nina Flohr, we have made strategic decisions informed by extensive research in creating a positive impact for the people of Mozambique and its natural surroundings.

Amelia Andre Zivane



Working alongside team mate Tomas, Amelia has made a huge impact in our permaculture garden, helping teach the rest of the Kisawa family about thoughtful and sustainable gardening practices.

Querino Huo

Guest Activity Manager


An instrumental part of the Kisawa team from day one. Querino has worked on every element of integrating our vision to Benguerra Island. Today, he is a senior member of Kisawa.

Tomas George Zivane



Here since the beginning, Tomas possesses the patience and dedication to ensure all the Kisawa Kitchen fruit and vegetables flourish pesticide free and in bountiful amounts. Leading his team of gardeners, he also takes care of each individual Residence, plus the staff permaculture garden.

Mathieu Hellec

General Manager


"I'm excited to be part of this, ‘people first’ team on Benguerra Island. The environment is sublime and the project was integrated with nature from inception. Kisawa is ultra-experiential and together with BCSS offers a unique opportunity where disconnecting and exploring are both possible".

Karolina Högberg

Sustainability Manager


Specialising in sustainability management, Karolina comes from an interdisciplinary background of social and environmental sciences. Passionate about supporting people, planet and ocean, she is dedicated to supporting her mother country by uniting community and marine conservation.

Luvia Massane

Butler Team


Luvia is a long-time team member and favourite among the guests and fellow Kisawis. A Benguerra Island resident, Luvia is passionate about providing personalised service, displays excellent attention to detail and is always on hand to teach and lead newer members of the team.

Ismael José Zivane

Resident Artist


Ismael's work is painted directly on the walls of Kisawa, interspaced throughout the entire sanctuary. His vibrant colours (and often his guitar), animate our island home.

Alberto Saguate Gomacha

Senior Skipper


One of our most experienced skippers, Alberto ensures the well-being of guests at sea. Having navigated the waters since his childhood (and often at night), Alberto brings significant experience to our daily operations.


From the heart

Today the property is run by a passionate team of 192 staff, with 90% of the operational team from Africa and the remainder of the team combining different expertise from around the world. We are young, optimistic and united.

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