Our top 3 DESTINATIONS
1. Ilha de Mozambique
'Ilha' is our home. A City on a tiny coral island where people are friendly and the lifestyle relaxed. The island floats in the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean - an exotic mix of Swahili, Arab, Indian, Persian and Portuguese influences.
For centuries Ilha was pivotal to the East Africa-India trade route. The wealth of gold, silver, ivory, glass beads and slaves that has set sail from its shores is eye watering. The island is divided into Stone Town with its maze of narrow lanes and crumbling grandeur, and bustling Makuti Town, the lifeblood of the island. A visit to Mozambique is not complete without time spent exploring this remote and surprisingly little known colonial era capital.
2. Bazaruto Archipelago
Stunningly beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago has five islands, two of which are uninhabited. It boasts iconic megafauna: whales, sharks, sailfish, manta rays, dolphins, marlin and nesting marine turtles, plus the region’s last viable population of dugongs.
The sheer beauty of this seascape, along with the diversity of wildlife, has made Bazaruto a globally sought-after tourism destination. Blue Zissou is currently working with National Park to create specialist offerings for expedition ships and small groups.
3. Maputo - the nation's Capital city
Maputo is one of Africa's most vibrant cities. Famous for its wide tree-lined avenues and distinct, eclectic architecture. Styles include Portuguese Colonial, Neoclassical and Manueline alongside Art Deco, Bauhaus, Tropical Modernism and Brutalist buildings.
But its behind the impressive facades that the true story of this revolutionary city can be found. Expressed through energetic music and dance performance and embedded in visual arts.