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Enjoy three nights at spectacular Ibo Island Lodge and four nights on a mobile island dhow safari exploring the beautiful and remote area of Northern Mozambique. Enjoy guided historical and island tours, days spent on beautiful sandbanks, kayaking, snorkelling and mobile camping in an untouched and exquisite part of the world.

  • Day 1

    Pemba to Ibo Island

    Hotel: 3* Ibo Island Lodge, Northern Mozambique

    Enjoy a beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters from Pemba International Airport to Ibo Island Lodge. 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.
    The Ibo Island guided experience provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.
    Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular rooftop restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is a mix between guided activities and relaxation and a base from which to explore fascinating Ibo Island.
    Lunch and dinner are included
  • Days 2 - 3

    Ibo Island to Matemo

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    Depart Ibo Island for your exploration north into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel. Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route.

    The beautiful Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area.
    Return to your beautiful beach camp set up under the palms on the shores of Matemo Island with enough time to explore Matemo, take a walk or swim.
    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Days 4 - 5

    Quirimba Island

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    Depart Matemo Island for your exploration south into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Once you reach Quirimba Island you will explore the island that gave the Archipelago its name with its rural villages, culture and old church. Overnight camp and exploring on Quirimba Island and surrounds. Day trip by dhow to Quisiva Island or similar and/or Mefunvo Island from camp.
    Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Days 6 - 7

    Quirimba Island to Ibo Island

    Hotel: 3* Ibo Island Lodge, Northern Mozambique

    Return to your base at Ibo Island Lodge and continue your exploration of this fascinating place. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Day 8

    Depart to Pemba

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    Enjoy a beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge. Breakfast is included.


    A dot on a map becomes the focus of your dreams when you land on the grassy runway of Ibo Island. Embrace the tranquillity of such an untouched region where you can be completely alone in the elements. Only you, some rare birds, ethereal mangroves and ancient ruins that would tell fascinating fables if they could talk. Welcome to an award-winni...

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1 Pemba to Ibo Island Days 2 - 3 Ibo Island to Matemo Days 4 - 5 Quirimba Island Days 6 - 7 Quirimba Island to Ibo Island Day 8 Depart to Pemba

Price Includes

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Transfers
  • Island and mainland hopping by dhow
  • Overnight island, river and beach camps
  • All camping and catering equipment
  • Guided tours

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Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.

Guide price per person: £3800 / excl. sports

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