Unforgettable incentive in MOZ with Cecile

1/ Which hotel in Mozambique do you recommend for an unforgettable experience ?

Very easy question: The Polana Hotel of course, more commonly known as “The Grande Dame of Africa”! By every aspect, this property can be considered the best hotel in Mozambique…

01 - Daytime by the Pool

The location is a factor as it is ideally situated 15min away from Maputo airport and yet in the very heart of the Mozambican Capital with breathtaking views onto the Indian Ocean.

Another contributing factor is the style and history that represents this icon with lavish references to Mozambican’s Indo-Portuguese Heritage all around the hotel.

The rooms have all been elegantly redecorated with a mix of contemporary African style and classic Portuguese design.

From fine-dining to relaxed sushis, and exquisite breakfast, there is an option for everyone. Do not miss a private dinner alongside the pool!

06 - Cuisine Tiger Prawns

Last but not least, the Polana offers its delegates the perfect venues for meetings: diversity of the capacity, modern technical equipment and the charm of the finest elegance of a well-preserved heritage.

2/ Your best spot for a top gala dinner

For me, the word “Mozambique” create images of sparkling blue lagoons, white beaches, music and LOTS of shellfish. At the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you can experience all this during an unforgettable gala dinner! First, we’ll meet at the pool bar to sip on a Mozambican cocktail while enjoying the rhythm of a marratemba group. Then take off your shoes and sit down at your table on the beach, where you will enjoy crayfish, tiger prawns and others Mozambican delicacies with the gentle sound of the waves as side dishes.

Anantara Bazaruto

3/ Your secret address

White Pearl Resorts, in Ponta Mamoli, is a secluded paradise on the very south side of Mozambique, 1 hour’s drive from the South African border of Kosi Bay. You could also actually access it by helicopter from Maputo. Here, you are given the impression of being alone in the world.

Each bedroom is actually a Villa with private plunge pool. Each Villa has an unbelievable 180 degree view onto the Indian Ocean. The food is absolutely delicious and there are many possibilities of where to organise a unique private dinner.

white pearl resorts

This destination has a lot to offer: between the bush and the beach, you will never forget your time at White Pearl Resorts!

4/ An incentive activity to recommend

A day-trip on Inhaca Island! While working in Maputo, let’s take a day off and board a boat-ride towards this tiny island of 52 sqm which was, millennia ago, still part of the mainland!

On site, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity that this island has to offer: breath-taking beaches, high sand dunes, mangrove forests, cultivated fields, stunning marine life and beautiful birds.

inhaca island

During this day-trip, you will enjoy a bit of everything: beach activities, viewing the amazing seabed while snorkeling, eating some of the best Portuguese food and great entertainment!

5/ A cultural and social activity for board members

Join Iva and discover the suburb of Mafalala, centrally located in Maputo, where political leaders, famous poets and soccer stars were born.

This neighbourhood has always been part of the turbulent past of the country and during this 3-hour walking tour, you will learn about local ethno-cultural differences, discover customs of the country, taste some food you might have never seen before, enjoy a traditional dance performance by the Macua tribe, visit a local doctor and much more… At the end of the tour we’ll meet with the local school children to share a lunch together.


by Cécile Castoldi