Ibo Island Dhow Safaris

Chilaxing in Mozambique

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This is the ultimate Mozambique adventure!  The pristine islands of the Quirimbas archipelago stretch along the far north coast of Mozambique and are one of the last undeveloped places in Africa. 

Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a friendly local crew you will explore this remote coastline aboard a traditional Arab dhow in the slow, ancient way of ocean traders. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks in the turquoise sea and sail up wide coastal river mouths teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests. Each evening the crew conjures up traditional cuisine over an open fire under a blanket of stars, before you fall asleep in a comfortable bed in an eco-friendly tent pitched on a sandy beach.

After four nights of island hopping by dhow or kayak you will arrive at Ibo Island Lodge - an old Portuguese mansion with high ceilings that has been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with elegant rooms, verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. Ibo Island Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore Ibo’s fascinating 200-year-old town and 16th Century forts.

You have the option of joining a scheduled departure or tailor making an adventure to suit.  This sailing safari is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a beach holiday that offers so much more than a 'fly and flop' (although there's plenty of time to do that too!)

Why we like it

Tropical bliss!
Sea kayaking & dhow sailing
Expert guide & friendly crew
Unequalled island & cultural exploration
Fresh seafood under star studded skies
Fantastic for families & friends

At a Glance

Day 1 | Arrive Pemba & transfer to Mogundula Island - 2 nights mobile camp
Day 2 | Explore Mogundula - swimming, snorkelling & bird watching
Day 3 | Sail to Ulumbwa in the Quirimbas Archipelago - 2 nights mobile camp
Day 4 | Day trip to Matemo Island with traditional fishing village visit
Day 5 | Sail to Ibo Island - 3 nights Ibo Island Lodge
Day 6 | Guided tour of Ibo town
Day 7 | Day at leisure to relax or explore
Day 8 | Depart Ibo Island

Key facts

7 nights ex Pemba, Mozambique
SCHEDULED DEPARTURES:
Costs from US$2,650 per person twin share
Minimum group size is 4 | Maximum 10
Minimum age : 8 years
PRIVATE DEPARTURES:
Costs from US$3,450 per person twin share
Private departures have no age restrictions

Child rates available (children 11 years & under) - please contact us

Want a tailor-made itinerary?

We know where to go, what to do and how to get you there!

CALL  1300 130 218 | +61 (0)2 9327 0666

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