Ethical Sustainable Tourism
Our dedication to conservation and the community lies at the heart of everything we do. Being a luxury resort with all mod cons we are not ‘eco’ in the traditional sense of the word, but have defined our own ‘eco’ in terms of our focus on the community and the preservation of the pristine environment that we find ourselves in. We are one of only a handful of resorts in Mozambique where the community are major contributors and stakeholders.
Azura is seen by the Mozambican authorities as a model for ethical sustainable community based tourism. We have a firm policy of upliftment at Azura, which means many of our hosts, housekeeping staff, gardeners and so on are Mozambican. Typically they have grown up in disadvantaged communities with poor education, and are being trained by Azura. By staying with us you are helping them to advance their skills.Please remember they are welcoming you to their home, a country which until recently was amongst the poorest in the world. In return, with your help, we do our best to make their home a better place for them and their families.
At Azura Benguerra the funds collected from the Rainbow Fund initiative have built our first school which have some 400 children in education compared to 40 when we started, as well as teachers' housing blocks, we also sponsored a local football team. At Azura Quilalea we work alongside the National Park and local communities wherever we can to protect the reefs from the fishermen and we monitor and mark turtle nests on the island, we also supply a privately run clinic with regular medical supplies on the neighbouring island of Quirimba. Our recent project was building a school for the local community on the Quirimbas Archipelago. We have had many generous donations such as uniforms and clothes for the children, stationary for the school, and food for the community. Our next project in the pipeline is a much needed health clinic, for which we are currently raising funds.
We will add $10 a night to your stay towards our Rainbow Fund. It’s not compulsory, but we hope that you will want to be part of helping preserve what you will have discovered during your stay at Azura.
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