Conscious Travel: This East African Resort Offers Private Bungalow Stays While Prioritizing Sustainability - Travel

Mindfully built and sustainably maintained, Sussurro sits in Southern Mozambique for relaxed East African island experiences.

Known for its pristine islands, rich culture, and fresh seafood cuisine, Mozambique is a bucket-list-worthy destination. For those who prefer a relaxed experience in the East African country, the private bungalows of Sussurro can provide a memorable stay. Owned and run by a Zimbabwean-born couple, Adam Humphreys and Sarah Birkett, Sussurro was built mindfully with sustainability at the core. 

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“We look to engage with land and community with a tender and intuitive touch, to slow down enough to appreciate the reciprocal nourishment we offer each other,” the property says. “It’s our responsibility and accountability to share Sussurro in a way that is non-intrusive to our community and the natural environment.”  In line with this, there are six commitments Sussurro practices in its operations.

First, only 100 percent of its interiors and products used are African-sourced and made. Meanwhile, the place was built and is serviced by locals to prioritize the community. For the environment, Sussurro utilizes renewable energy and does not use single-use plastics.

Lastly, commitments reach even the food they serve by serving organic whenever possible and supporting only sustainable fishing and local farming. 

Located in Southern Mozambique, each private bungalow provides over a thousand square feet of space surrounded by nature. Of course, each area is outfitted by artisanal pieces created by ​​sub-Saharan Africans. For bespoke luxury experiences, Sussurro can arrange the Sunset Dhow Experience (sailing), Bartholomeu Dias Island Picnic, Santa Carolina Island visit (picnic and snorkeling trip), or Dhow Safari Govhuro Waterways (excursion into the Govhuro river tributary).

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