Kisawa Sanctuary

Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Where cultural celebration and environmental conservation underpin this extraordinary island resort
Kisawa Sanctuary

Kisawa Sanctuary is 300-hectares of beachfront calm and coastal forest on Benguerra Island, Mozambique. The Sanctuary not only offers guests the utmost privacy across 5 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline, but enables them to support marine research and conservation, via its sister property Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies, Africa’s first permanent ocean observatory. Africa is home to magnificent properties contributing to discovery and conservation, however none of this calibre by the ocean.


XO Member Benefits

XO Members are eligible for the following benefits when booking Kisawa Sanctuary:

  • Use of deposit funds for Kisawa stays
  • Exclusive XO Kisawa Experiences
    • Sunset Dhow Cruise: Sail on the Kisawa Dhow around the southern bay with cocktails and a selection of small bites. The traditional fishing dhow will collect you at the Baracca for your journey across the cove side of the sanctuary.
    • Marine Life Expedition: Step aboard one of our 37-ft Axopar vessels at the Baracca and travel to Bazaruto, Paradise or Margaruque Islands. Keep a lookout for one of the 200 dugongs left in the region and learn why they are unique to these waters. Spot the three types of resident dolphins within the island channel or out at sea; Common, Spinner or Humpback. Catch a glimpse of the many birds species who frequent our archipelago reserve while enjoying a light snack and refreshments.

Learn more

To learn more about and redeem this XO Member Benefit, please speak with your dedicated Aviation Advisor or email


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