Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Kisawa Sanctuary

Paradise found in the Bazaruto Archipelago

A slice of heaven on Benguerra Island

This all-inclusive sanctuary is set within 300 hectares on the southern tip of Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago – Mozambique’s first marine national park. Here, a dedicated personal service team stands ready to cater to your every whim at any time of the day or night.

A cap on the guest count means Kisawa feels perennially quiet. Just 11 bungalow residences are spread across the island, some of which sit on the calmer side of the cove, others perched amidst the dunes by the ocean. Each residence comes complete with an exclusive stretch of soft-sand beach, an infinity pool and an eclectic mini moke.

The range of bespoke experiences and activities at Kisawa includes hikes with a nature guide to spot more than 150 bird species and climbing the red dune for sunrise.

As night falls, moonlight barbeque dinners on the beach and wild dune glamping beckon, or the “pizza tuk tuk” delivers slices to your residence.

If you travel in search of natural wonders, you’ll find them in astonishing quantities in Mozambique. Dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs: you never know what you’ll see in these waters. Adding to the spectacle, humpback whales grace the seas with their majestic presence during their annual migration from July to October.

The wealth of wildlife here has captivated oceanic researchers. As a guest at Kisawa, not only does your stay contribute to vital research funding, but you also have the opportunity to join marine scientists from the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (Africa’s first permanent ocean observatory) as they strive to protect the future of this delicate ecosystem.


11 residences, each with own private beach, an open-air deck, an infinity pool and outdoor day area

A range of family-friendly experiences including open ocean safaris, kayaking and snorkelling lessons and kid's pizza making classes

Available for customised buyouts and exclusive use

Enjoy a collection of four dining venues

A dedicated wine room for tastings and delightful discoveries

Personalised dining experiences on the sand dunes or beachside

24/7 in-residence dining

A natural wellness centre focusing on holistic healing

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Bazaruto Archipelago

Santorini Mozambique
The clean design of the luxurious Santorini Mozambique reflects the pale sands of Vilanculos Bay and the hue of the sea it overlooks. White washed walls, touches of blue and several airy levels evoke images of idyllic Greek islands. Each of the five en-suite bedrooms feature private balconies with spectacular sea views. Set over multiple levels can be found two dining areas, a martini deck with an intimate pool area, a TV room with a library and a children’s play room. A shaded, central pool courtyard with al fresco seating, an expert head chef, a pizza oven and gas BBQ offer splendid opportunities for entertaining. A staircase leads from the villa directly to the beach and the warm Indian Ocean, and located just a 20 minute drive from Vilanculos International Airport, the villa is well placed for exploration. The picturesque town of Vilanculos is a unique blend of African, Portuguese and Arab influences and just beyond the Bay of Vilanculos lie the chain of five islands comprising the Bazaruto Archipelago and a Marine National Park, hosting over 1200 species of fish. The villa is ideal for families and friends and can be booked either in its entirety or on a per room basis. A separate stand alone villa, ‘The Chapel’, is also found on the property. This one bedroom villa faces the ocean and is complete with its own lounge, kitchen, dining room, private pool and outdoor patio dining area. The Chapel is Ideal for honeymoon couples or romantic getaways.