September 2023: As long time fans of National Geographic Traveller, we are delighted to feature in this month’s Indian Ocean supplement, hand and hand with the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS).
Journalist Chris Schalkx visited us just after cyclone Freddy back in April, to explore the link between Kisawa and BCSS, and how we work together via our ‘Resort to Research’ approach to preserve the magnificent oceanic ecosystem we’re located in.
Of his experience on a BCSS sea expedition:
“Depending on the scientists in residence, guests can tag along on trips to observe dugongs, humpback whales and reef dwelling shark species. Or in my case, an expedition led by visiting reef ecologist, Shirley Parker Nance, a chirpy South African with a tupperware container full of Go Pro cameras has sailed us out to index a patch of previously unmapped sea beds off the coast of Bazaruto Island“.
And on the relationship between the properties:
“Not only does the symbiotic partnership with Kisawa help fund research, the centre’s high tech tools also open a whole new world of diving and snorkelling for Kisawa’s guests. The ocean mapping efforts – which, because of the high costs involved, are rarely conducted in such detail elsewhere – give them the chance to become more familiar with the intricacies of the reefs before they dive in and help them map out routes around particular points of interest“.
A big congratulations also to our BCSS colleague, Iris Uijttewaal, for having her clownfish photo selected to be published with the piece.
Read more in the new Indian Ocean special of National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Helen Walne gets up close & personal with the Benguerra seascape in our first Island ResidencyRead more
Celebrating the exciting animal families commonly encountered in the Bazaruto ArchipelagoRead more
A September soundtrack to nourish underwater appreciation, all year long.Read more
The Indian Ocean becomes the starRead more
This month's 'best captures' of the wildlife surrounding the sanctuaryRead more
So far, it has been an incredible whale seasonRead more