Ibo Island Activities

Ibo Island Lodge promises the ideal setting to enjoy a great range of activities in the magical Quirimbas Archipelago. Make your Mozambique holiday something truly special: join a spectacular dhow safari, go scuba diving and snorkelling with expert guides or mingle with local people and discover history dating back 1 000 years. Place of great beauty, Ibo’s ocean calls guests to swim in her warm waters, to sail atop her white tipped waves and to dive deep to see her treasures. You can wear your swimsuit all day long if you choose…

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Ibo Beach Excursion


Slip out of the ancient harbour on a boat, passing the old fort, into the crystal blue open water. Watch the beach unfold as the tide retreats, revealing an infinite sugar sand spit to explore.


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Mogundula Island Quest


Plan and book your private castaway picnic lunch on this small uninhabited tropical paradise. A chic deserted spot for those who want to escape from it all, accessible only by boat. Two secluded beaches, a lake and beautiful coral reefs.


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Guided Birding and Nature Walks


For avid birders who explore the wooded areas around Ibo Island where tides and mangrove swamps affect the variety of birds seen daily. Sunset birding is best when birds fly in to roost: Ibo nests over 700 different bird species, 10 of these being threatened.


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Island Hopping Dhow Safaris


Only Ibo Island Lodge offers fully guided, tailor made, mobile island hopping dhow and kayak safaris. Scheduled departure expeditions leave under the expert leadership of a pro guide and local crew. Explore exotic islands, pristine mangroves and exquisite coral reefs.


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Dolphin Safaris


Savour the incredible experience of swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. A soulful 2 to 3 hours of hanging with these majestic sea creatures and turtles as they breeze in and out of the bay at Ibo Island. Learn about the regulated Swim Code of Conduct to ensure an eco-friendly approach.


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Quirimba Island Day Tour


Take this fascinating 90-minute walk through pristine mangrove swamps at low tide to the tiny Quirmba Island. Hear tales of Arab maritime merchants and the legendary Gessner family which now holds forte. Watch huge coconut crabs climb tall palm trees.


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Guided Historical Cultural and Historical Island Tours


Meet the people of Ibo, a fascinating cultural blend of European, Indian, Arabic and Chinese. They still follow and respect old Mozambique tribal customs and tribal religions on this historical island. An explosive way of life, completely unique to Ibo Island.


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Scuba Diving at its Best


Experience the PADI Dive Resort, Dive Quirimbas, at Ibo Island. Choose fantastic Ibo Island dive package combos available on a tailor-made basis. Explore the famous lighthouse dive where angel fish, massive napoleon wrasse, trumpet fish and garden eels lurk.


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Spa Treatments


Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room, inspired by the culture of the local Ibo people, using traditions passed down from mothers to daughters. Body scrubs using Ibo coarse sea salt and zesty lemon grass. Or sample a traditional white Mozambique Musiro facial.


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The Ibo Island Lodge Silver Jewellery Project


Discover some 40 traditional silversmiths on Ibo Island who hand craft exquisite, intricate, jewellery using ancient Arab techniques and tools. The artisan-artists are simply continuing an ancient Ibo tradition of producing fine metalwork while making money.


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