who we are

Home to cultural celebration and environmental conservation on Benguerra Island, Mozambique.

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Who we are

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.

Luis Ernesto Maunze



Our guest's safety is our number one priority. Luis and our trained security team are here to make sure your wellbeing is paramount, 24/7.

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.

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 180 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.


The Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

Positioned at the opposite end of the island, the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) is an innovative platform hosting the first permanent ocean observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa.

The non profit sister property to Kisawa uses its strategic location and data to support environmental management at a local level, facilitate regional collaboration and contribute to international scientific programs.

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