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Welcome to Kisawa Sanctuary

Coastal Mozambique has hit the top of travel lists globally – thanks to its pristine turquoise ocean, rolling white sand dunes, sub-tropical climate and the incredible surrounding marine life.


(Re)discover your own rhythm, re(connect) with yourself and nature and be among the first to experience this incredible island culture with a Kisawa Sanctuary escape.


“Our mission is to bring wilderness and wellbeing together, carefully and comfortably”.

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Focused on achieving wellbeing through unity of mind, body and spirit, the Kisawa Natural Wellness Center hosts a range of experiences from massages and scrubs, to yogic rituals and meditation. Treatments are practised by specialists in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic healing, rooted in the natural elements of Air, Fire, Water, Space and Earth.


Throughout all culinary destinations at Kisawa, the ethos remains the same: to bring the best of Africa and Mozambique, in a fresh and modern way. Kisawa has built a network of farmers and fishermen supplying natural, local produce from within 300km of the sanctuary. As much as possible is grown in house and made within the Kisawa Kitchen. From jams and pickles, to charcuterie and cheese, Kisawa is proud to express local flavours.


Discover a vast range of personalised experiences, each tailored to individual guest needs. From dune sunsets and sailing on the Kisawa Dhow, to cast away lunch or Glamping on the Kisawa beach. Kisawa honours its Mozambican cultural heritage and is proud to share the beauty of Benguerra Island in varied and dynamic ways.

Water Sports:

To experience Kisawa is to experience its natural environment. Immerse into the crystal clear waters of Mozambique to enjoy some of the best, least explored subtropical waters in the Indian Ocean.


Families are welcome at Kisawa and a range of children’s activities can be arranged to suit individual guest needs. From mini camping and rock fishing, to an afternoon of arts and crafts, the Kisawa team is excited to inspire the next generation.


Benguerra Island is situated 14 kilometres off Mozambique, on the Eastern coast of Africa.

By air:

The nearest airport is Vilankulo (VNX) with direct commercial flights from Johannesburg (JNB), Maputo (MPT) and Kruger Mpumalanga (MQP). Private travel arrangement can also be made through VistaJet and XO.


Personalised helicopter charters from Vilankulos Airport to the sanctuary can be organised, with a flight time of approximately 5-10 minutes.

For stays of 7 nights or more, the return helicopter transfer to the Kisawa helipad from Vilankulo airport (VNX) is complimentary. All other return transfers by helicopter are at an additional charge of €450 EUR per person, including service and taxes.

One-bedroom residence:

interior: 150 m2
deck space: 630 m2
day area: 165 m2
pool: 54 m2
residence plot: 1 acre
capacity: 2 adults

One Bedroom Residence with Annex:

interior: 210 m2
desk space: 370 m2
day area: 165 m2
annex: 60 m2
pool: 54 m2
residence plot: 1.25 acre
capacity: 4 adults

Two Bedroom Residence:

interior: 300 m2
desk space: 492 m2
day area: 210 m2
pool: 54 m2
residence plot: 1.75 acre
capacity: 4 adults

Three Bedroom Residence:

interior: 450 m2
desk space: 800 m2
day area: 375 m2
pool: 108 m2
residence plot: 2.5 acre
capacity: 6 adults


interior: 300 m2
desk space: 492 m2
day area: 210 m2
pool: 54 m2
residence plot: 2.25 acre
capacity: 4 adults