Personalities are such an important part of anyone’s African safari. Whether it is your host in camp or your guide leading your walk, they give guests an invaluable insight into this incredible continent.
Personalities are such an important part of anyone’s African safari. Whether it is your host in camp or your guide leading your walk, they give guests an invaluable insight into this incredible continent. Encompass Africa would like to introduce you to some of the people who will make a difference to your African safari to Mozambique. All of the members of the Mozambique Collection are owner managed lodges working closely with the local community so you are bound to meet some fascinating people at any of the properties!
Margaret Banda, is a long term member of the
Nkwichi team and has been at Nkwichi for 10 years as
deputy Kitchen Manger hailing from Mala Village.
A culinary wonder woman! Fantastically fashionable,
famed for her ever changing style and sass!
Come meet her for yourself!
|Guludo Beach Lodge
Guludo is the dream of Amy & Neal Carter-James
to be a sustainable tourism model to relieve poverty
and protect the environment. 5% of income from the
lodge is donated to Nema, Guludo’s associated charity
working on a widerange of projects from health to education.
|Ibo Island Lodge
New management team at Ibo had a busy start!
Rob: 25 yrs senior experience including Mala Mala
Qualified regional, nature site & trails guide
John: trained by Scotland’s top chefs
Lizanne: outstanding guest experience
& manages Ibo’s community projects
Welcoming you to their island the original team
since opening: Dollar, Harris, Kissinger
Charles Perreira started in 1972 as a game scout
He has seen everything that happened in the park
through Mozambique’s turbulent history
And he knows all the stories!
Today he works for Explore Gorongosa
As their armed scout during walks & drives
His unparalleled experience &interest in the park’s
social & cultural history knowledge is invaluable.
The iconic images of Mozambican women with their faces painted white have become famous. The process is called Muciro painting and the paste is actually made from a bark of the Kipalo plant. The face painting used to be a sign that women of marigable age were virgins but today it is more commonly used as a sun protection and moisturiser.