Wow, what a week!
In February we had one of the most successful guide exchanges that the Travelhadores* have done so far. It was a busy time because we also had a cruise ship to manage which is exciting.
A visit by 4 newly accredited guides from Gorongosa National Park
The guides spent a week with us here on Ilha, discovering their history and enjoying new learning experiences. There was lots of fun but also a serious side, meeting local officials and tourism business operators to strengthen relations between Mozambique’s two most iconic tourism destinations – Ilha De Mozambique and Gorongosa National Park.
Exchanges like this are so important
We see it as a way to build strong networks, as well as opportunities for personal and professional growth. Generous support came from local operators Ilha Blue, Blue Zissou, Cafe Central, Escondidinho, Jardim Dos Aloes and Coral Lodge. Between them they provided all the tours, meals and accommodation for free.
*Travelhadores is the name for a network of tourism operators in Northern Mozambique. Its purpose is to give local tourism workers the opportunity to experience other places and different tourism businesses, both for fun and learning.