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Kisawa Sanctuary Announces Festive Program for 2022

by Aoife O'Riordan

Oct 4, 2022

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Kisawa Sanctuary invites guests to take part in its exciting nine-day festive program, Dec. 24–Jan. 1, 2023. From a traditional Mozambican feast and craft making to a marine expedition to Bazaruto Island, Kisawa Sanctuary promises memorable moments for all. Guests can enjoy the program in full or at will.

 

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On Dec. 24, start the programming with a marine expedition to Bazaruto Island to spot some of the world’s last remaining dugongs, a cousin of the manatee, or one of seven types of dolphins. Guests can choose to continue the adventures with a short hike up a sand dune on the southern tip of the island for breathtaking views. In the evening, bonfires, stargazing opportunities and marshmallows await, followed by artisan barbecue for dinner.

 

The next day, enjoy group sunrise yoga before a relaxed brunch. At brunch, guests learn how to carve, weave and paint in the Benguerra Island way and help the sanctuary’s resident craftsmen, Andre Zivane, as he carves wooden toy dhows to be used in the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations. Baracca offers barefoot cocktails against a sunset and a family-style dinner with shared tables.

 

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The next few days consist of Kisawa Sports Morning, stand-up paddleboard and kayaking races, sunset cocktails, rock fishing, group meditation and sailing in a dhow. On Dec. 30, embark on a tour across Benguerra Island to visit villages (Chirringhome, Bavene and Chizungune) and meet the communities that welcomed Kisawa Sanctuary to ‘Kanhi Kwedo.’

 

Wrap up the end of 2022 on Dec. 31, with a morning marine life expedition to Paradise Island for clear waters, deserted beaches and waves to snorkel and swim in. That evening, festivities include lantern-lit drinks served at the base of Ponta Mutsita, accompanied by a DJ soundscape of modern and vintage African music. End with a Mozambican New Year’s Eve dinner on the Main Terrace, followed by dancing.

 

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Begin 2023 with a casual New Year brunch at Main Terrace. Fuel up before the highly anticipated New Year community football match. Guests can play with Kisawa team members, rounding out the day with a gentle, guided group meditation at sunset next to the central lagoon pool. Guests wind down with an Asian-inspired dinner at Baracca.

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