29 April

The Travelhadores

The Travelhadores

The ‘Travelhadores’ – the Northern Mozambique Tourism Workers Exchange has commenced. The concept of the Travelhadores (a play on the Portuguese term for workers trabalhadores) is to give tourism workers in the north of Mozambique the opportunity to experience other tourism operations, to share ideas and best practices and to experience tourism. Seven of us […]

5 March

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted!

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted!

ARTA awards – We’ve been longlisted! African Responsible Tourism Awards – Ilha Blue Island Safaris, Nominee for Best for Engaging People and Culture (https://bettertourismafrica.org) We’re very proud to stand alongside an inspiring group of responsible tourism businesses. The competition is tough and so it should be. There are no shortcuts to becoming a responsible tourism […]

12 June

Celebrations, Awards and Parties

Celebrations, Awards and Parties

At Ilha Blue we have started the season off in fine style, winning another Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award (that makes three years in a row!). And on the same day it was announced that Ilha Blue has been nominated for the 2016 World Responsible Tourism awards. We’re honoured and thrilled to be side […]

8 March

Our responsible tourism committment

Our responsible tourism committment

In 2015 Ilha Blue will continue with our commitment to responsible tourism and that includes a promise to only employ people from Ilha de Mozambique. This keeps the money in the local economy so its good for the island, and it’s good for Islanders because it gives them a chance to build their skills and […]

13 August

Beautiful baobab trip

Beautiful baobab trip

We set sail for the Ilha Blue day trip to the baobab tree beach in the fantastic dhows that take you across the beautiful aquamarine sea to the beach, white and empty, like a paradise island. We wandered along the beach, swam and snorkelled in the warm inland water around an old anchor surrounded by […]

19 May

The best job in the world

The best job in the world

    In 2014 Ilha Blue will focus more on the marine environment and we would like a volunteer to help us to improve our marine tourism program. The waters around Ilha De Moçambique team with life, but like other parts of the Indian Ocean overfishing and other human activities are impacting in a detrimental […]

26 March

Wonderful trips with cheerful and cordial staff

Wonderful trips with cheerful and cordial staff

I searched for sustainable tourism projects in Mozambique and found the site of Ilha Blue… It was like a ‘click’ and a feeling that I met the right people with the same purpose!!! And yes, it was. Gail and Peter are fantastic people who really want to invest in locals so you can experience their […]