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Five tourist spots doing good in magical Mozambique

With the warm Indian Ocean gently lapping at its long white sand beaches, year-round sunshine and pristine coral reefs, Mozambique is one of the most “happening” destinations in Africa at the moment.

And it’s also growing its sustainable, responsible tourism offering, thanks to Fair Trade Tourism, which has five certified tourism businesses there – Nuarra Eco Lodge near Xai Xai; Dunes de Dovela near Inhambane and Casa Babi, Odyssea Dive Centre, Bahia Mar and Machilla Magic in Vilanculos. Add to this tour operator Terra Agua Ceu, and you have the recipe for a magical Mozambican adventure which is guaranteed to benefit everyone involved in it!

Bahia Mar

At beautiful Bahia Mar in Vilanculos, amazing views out over the Bazaruto Archipelago come standard. This family resort is making a difference to the lives of its local community through a pre-school support programme and a recycling project.

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Casa Babi Guesthouse and Odyssea Dive Centre

Casa Babi Guesthouse and Odyssea Dive Centre are located on one of the most lively beaches in Vilanculos, in the heart of a thriving fishing community.

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The pretty guesthouse overlooks the stunningly beautiful archipelago and is the perfect place from which to unwind after a busy day snorkelling and diving. Indeed, the diving here is outstanding, with amazing visibility and marine life.

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Dunes de Dovela

At Dunes de Dovela, south of Inhambane, life is all about blending in with both the environment and the local Chope community. Set in rolling sand dunes overlooking Manhame beach, this secluded eco lodge has been created to minimise impact on the sensitive coastal ecosystem whilst helping to uplift and empower the Chope people, through employment and skills development.

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Find out more about Fair Trade Tourism’s Mozambican offerings by downloading the Fair Trade Tourism app. Click here for Apple and here for Android devices. Alternatively, visit www.fairtrade.travel

Fair Trade Tourism

Fair Trade Tourism is pioneering the development of sustainable and responsible tourism in southern Africa and beyond. A non-profit organisation, it grows awareness about responsible tourism, helps tourism businesses operate more sustainably and facilitates the Fair Trade Tourism certification programme.

  • http://www.mozguide.com/ Mike Slater

    Fortunate enough to have stayed at Casa Babi in Vilanculos and Dunes de Dovela near Zavora. Both owner operated by couples who have immersed themselves totally in the surrounding communities and provide service levels that exceed the highest expectations. So nice to be able to feel the warmth, protection and acceptance from staff who grew up next door and show a sense of pride and ownership in the business. http://www.mozguide.com

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