12 reasons why you should visit Ibo Island

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12 reasons why you should visit Ibo Island

Ibo Island in Northern Mozambique was once described as being, “Quite unlike anywhere I’ve ever visited. If you took Gabriel García Márquez’s village of Macondo from A Hundred Years Of Solitude and transported it from the Catholic legend of South America to Africa’s eastern flank, then you would go some way to understanding Ibo’s overwhelming magic.”

This sums up the unique product that is Ibo Island Lodge, and why so many travelers are visiting this incredible destination. This is experiential travel at its most authentic. As travellers seek more genuine holiday destinations, Ibo Island Lodge and their mobile island hopping yacht and dhow safaris in the Quirimbas Archipelago are steadily appealing to more and more. Last year at the UK Safari Awards they scooped “Best location in Africa”, plus an additional silver in the all Africa category, and 3 golds, 2 silvers and a bronze in the country category.


Ibo Island Lodge has been described as one of the most magical, unique and authentic experiences in Africa!

Here are just 12 reasons why you should visit Ibo Island!

#1 Located in the Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique, and one of the most unique, magical islands in the world.


#2 Undisturbed for centuries, Ibo has remained forgotten to the outside world.

#3 Getting there is easy with five direct flights per week from JHB to Pemba with Airlink, four flights from Nairobi to Pemba per week and three from Dar es Salaam to Pemba and 25min daily scheduled flights from Pemba International airport to Ibo Island. (We can help with the booking all flights and packages)


#4 Ibo is a nominated World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Quirimbas National Park.

#5 Easily combined with other regional island and beach properties, as well as safari circuits in east or southern Africa. Book a stand-alone 5 – 7 night Ibo Island or a combo package of Ibo and neighbouring properties such as Azura Quilalea.

#6 Enjoy bespoke mobile dhow, kayak and SUP safaris.


#7 Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence for 2012 – 2017.

#8 Stay in historic sea-facing mansions offering a homely ambiance of yesteryear with exceptional service, vintage décor, and antiques & highly acclaimed food. While a rooftop restaurant, 3 swimming pools and lush tropical gardens round off the experience!


#9 Dolphin and turtle encounters are some of the most popular experiences. Enjoy fully guided swimming and snorkelling up close and personal with the pods of dolphins and turtles off Ibo’s lighthouse.

#10 Ibo’s daily excursion to the pristine sandbank beach with outstanding snorkelling and swimming remains the most popular activity and is included in the rate.


#11 Ibo Island Lodge’s PADI Dive Resort offers pristine dive sites and dolphin and whale safaris.

#12 Partake in fascinating cultural & heritage guided experiences giving a richer authentic travel experience.


We have been there and our team is just waiting to send you on a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to Ibo Island! Use our experts to craft a unique itinerary that includes co-ordination of all travel arrangements, reservations and bookings. Complex off the beaten track itineraries with multiple stopovers and flights and transfers; or a simple beach or yacht charter break? Let us plan your next Mozambique adventure!