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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, and General Manager Chorten Wangyel, we have made strategic decisions informed by extensive research in creating a positive impact for the people of Mozambique and its natural surroundings.

Inora Luis Vilanculo

Housekeeping Manager

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A leading team member, Inora takes care of all the bungalows. Having been with Kisawa for three years, her passion is to welcome people to Mozambique and make them feel at home.

Ismael José Zivane

Resident Artist

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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.

Carlos Mainato Zivane

Senior Gardener

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Leader and chief of neighbouring Marlin village, Kisawa is honoured to have Carlos run our gardening team. With nature at Kisawa's heart, we look to Carlos to help us best take care of the local flora and fauna.

Choki Wangmo

Head Chef

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With a career spanning over 17 years, cooking is Choki's passion. She believes in creating happiness with her food, through flavours and techniques referencing select cultures and cuisines.

Herberto Sergio Alcidio

IT Manager

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Herberto works with our team to make sure we stay connected, smoothly and safely. Every element of the sanctuary has been considered, so our guests maintain complete freedom. Herberto is instrumental in facilitating this.

Alberto Saguate Gomacha

Senior Skipper

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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.

Querino Lucas Huo

Activities Manager

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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.

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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