Mozambique Voyages is proud to announce the opening of their new Maputo Office in Maputo, Mozambique. The office is the result of the new collaboration of three key role players in the tourism industry – being Martijn Mellaart (Uitkyk Holidays / Mozambique Voyages), Chris Welthagen (Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers) and Bernardo Dramos (former CEO of the Mozambique Tourism Board).
The decision to form the joint venture, and set up a Maputo office under the Mozambique Voyages banner, was a logical step for all three as they are equally passionate and determined to make Mozambique a leading tourism destination.
Bernardo Dramos is a well known figure in Maputo’s tourism and marketing circles and continues to be actively involved with tourism in the country, both as tourism property owner and in his role as former CEO of the Mozambique Tourism Board INATUR. Chris Welthagen founded Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers in 2000 and since then the company has grown into the leading Safari Operators in Mpumalanga, compromising of a fleet of 32 vehicles. Echo Africa has also been working closely with the Pestana Hotel Group for the past several years to provide exceptional safari experiences to their guests in Maputo and the Kruger Park. Martijn Mellaart founded Uitkyk Holidays in 1998 and started promoting tourism to Mozambique when the country was only starting to open its doors to international travelers and holidaymakers. Over the years the company has become the leading Inbound Tour Operator to Mozambique with in depth product knowledge. In 2008 Uitkyk Holidays opened a separate division under the name Mozambique Voyages, to specialize in Mozambique travel.
The Maputo office will offer an extension of the services already provided by both Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers and Mozambique Voyages respectively. The services will include, but are not limited to: