Ibo Island Lodge is the only operator to offer fully guided tailor made and scheduled departure mobile island hopping dhow and kayak safaris. Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew, explore a coastline and new destination fringed by tropical islands. Combine with sea kayaking and dhow sailing up wide coastal river mouths teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly camps on uninhabited tropical islands.
The crew conjures up fresh seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire under island stars, leaving you free to soak up a once in a lifetime Mozambican Adventure. We have been actively involved in northern Mozambique and Ibo Island for the last 19 years. With this knowledge we are able to offer a truly unique Mozambican experience for adventurers, seeking an un-equalled island and cultural exploration in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa.
This is adventure safari travel at its best!
Adventurers have the option of joining schedule departures or tailor making their own adventure. Our standard itinerary includes 4 nights island hopping by dhow or kayak and 3 nights at the lodge. These trips are ideal for families or groups of friends and make the most spectacular honeymoon!
Shorter and expedition itineraries available on request.
SEVEN DAY ITINERARY
Days 1 & 2: Arrive Pemba – road transfer to Mucojo, dhow transfer to Mogundula Island:
You will be met at the airport and shown to your transfer vehicle for the approx. 3-hour road transfer to Mucojo. Arrive Mucojo and dhow transfer to Mogundula Island. which provides us with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkeling. Our mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself!
Day trip by dhow to the Pangane Peninsula or similar and/or Macaloe Island from camp.
Day 3: Start of Dhow Safari – Mogundula Island to Ulumbwa:
Depart Mogundula for your exploration into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel. The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore.
Day 4: Day trip to Matemo Island:
Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route, but before enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area. In the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village. We will stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island and explore this part of the island and return to our camp at Ulumbwa.
Days 5, 6 & 7: Ulumbwa region to Ibo Island:
Probably the most compelling attraction in the Quirimbas, Ibo’s 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts make for a fascinating journey to an era long forgotten. Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansion have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is on complete relaxation and a base from which to explore this fascinating island.
Day 8: Ibo Island to Pemba for flight out:
An included beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge.
2013 INTERNATIONAL RATES
|RATE FOR 2 TO 3 PAX:||US$2650 per person|
|RATE FOR 4 TO 6 PAX:||US$1795 per person|
|RATE FOR 7 PAX OR MORE:||US$1415 per person|
|CHILDREN 11 YEARS AND YOUNGER:||US$1190 per person|
**Please request a quote
|US$2650 per person based on 2 pax
US$2500 per person based on 4 pax
|Please add on road transfer and light air transfer:
|US$385 per person based on 2 pax
US$295 per person based on 4 pax or more
Minimum age for scheduled departures 8 years
Private departures have no age restrictions