Scheduled to open in summer 2020, Kisawa Sanctuary weaves cultural celebration with environmental conservation on Benguerra Island in Mozambique.
The property combines 12 one, two and three-bedroom bungalows, plus the ‘Kisawa Residence’ – all within a 750 acre stretch of forest, beach and sand dunes at Kisawa Sanctuary.
Each bungalow is individually housed within its own one-acre plot, offering maximum privacy, minimum disturbance and optimum appreciation for the natural environment.
Each of the uniquely furnished bungalows has its own beachfront, private swimming pool, shaded day area with an outdoor kitchen, a massage hut and a pantry stocked to guest preferences.
In addition to private dwellings, guests also choose between multiple dining venues across the Sanctuary, including two beach clubs, a lagoon-style swimming pool, Baracca beach bar, a library and a lounge at the main terrace.
A stand-alone spa specialises in traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic offerings with striking architecture inspired by the island’s thatched houses and community buildings.
Nina Flohr, Kisawa’s founder, was responsible for the creative direction of the property, assembling an in-house team alongside global experts to execute her long-term vision.
“My mission for Kisawa is to create a level of hospitality and design that to my knowledge, does not exist today, a place that inspires feelings of freedom and luxury born from nature, space and true privacy,” explains Kisawa’s founder, Nina Flohr.
“We have used design as a tool, not as a style, to ensure Kisawa is integrated, both culturally and environmentally into Mozambique.”