If you’re racking your brain on what destination will inspire your team to perform even bigger and better in 2020, consider hopping over the border and hosting your travel incentive in Mozambique.
The Mozambican capital of Maputo, just an hour’s flight from Johannesburg, has seen a rise in MICE Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events travel, in recent years. New infrastructure and development projects and improved air access means that Mozambique is more ready than ever to host your event in style. Here’s why intra-Africa travel should be a priority for 2020 travel.
Why you should host your travel incentive in Mozambique:
1. Air travel
Located just an hour’s flight from Johannesburg means it’s quick and easy to host your travel incentive in Mozambique. Your delegates do not require visas and there are also flights between Nelspruit KMIA and Vilanculos – the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Vilanculos Conference Centre, which offers first-class facilities, service and stunning ocean views.
2. Road travel
In November 2018, the much-awaited Maputo-to-Ponta do Ouro road, encompassing Africa’s largest suspension bridge (Katembe Bridge), opened for business. It reduced travelling time between Kosi Bay and Maputo from six hours to just 90 minutes.
3. Services and facilities
Specialist MICE travel providers, like Dana Tours, are on hand to assist you with any travel incentive in Mozambique. We’ll arrange everything from airport transfers, air charters, accommodation, orientation sightseeing to tailor-made transport and chauffeur services. We own and operate a range of comfortable SUVs, minibuses and sub-contract 22-seater coaches for larger groups, and carry passenger liability cover. That’s not to mention easy access to and strong ties with a number of local hotels and conference centres.
4. Beach activities
Water activities abound in this tropical destination – a perfect location for team building. Think scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, tubing, sunset cruises, jet-skiing, kayaking, fishing and plenty of swimming and relaxing on a sun-lounger with a cocktail in hand. Non-motorised activities are typically complimentary at ocean-based hotels and resorts.
We can also arrange a choice of fantastic day trips from Maputo. From exploring Santa Maria, Inhaca and Portuguese Island to sampling the flavours of Mozambique on a foodie tour of the capital, we’ve got you covered.
5. Bush adventures
Your delegates could also combine their beach time with various safari activities. Gorongosa National Park was successfully restored as a wildlife hotspot, used as a filming location for National Geographic documentaries “Africa’s Lost Eden” and “War Elephants.”
Combine Mozambique with the Kruger National Park – a multi-destination MICE itinerary with a difference including game drives and lodge accommodation with the beach and culture.
Why you should use Dana Tours to assist in organising your travel incentive in Mozambique:
In addition to being members of SATSA and AVITUM, Dana Tours carries a passenger liability cover of USD 2,000,000.
Dana Tours offers reliable service with more than 17 years’ experience in group travel within Mozambique. Your MICE group can travel throughout the country with peace of mind knowing that you have a Mozambique-based expert looking after them.
With Portuguese being the official language in Mozambique, it helps to have a well-trained bilingual team on your side for changes in your itinerary.
The Dana Tours team has expert knowledge of the road network throughout the country. This is important, especially as Mozambican roads outside the main areas are not the easiest to navigate.
They will offer practical advice for your group regarding use of ATMs, currency exchange, general safety tips and will even recommend local bars and restaurants.
Read our 6 point checklist for hassle-free MICE travel in Mozambique here.