Dhow Safari at Sunset Quirimbas

Best Dhow Safaris

The best Mozambique Dhow Safaris happen in the Quirimbas Archipelago at Ibo Island Lodge which is ranked number One out of the three main Specialty Lodgings in this superb region. So says TripAdvisor, the number One travel site to read if you believe previous guests’ comments and experiences. We love the guest reviews and their personal feedback on TripAdvisor.

Ibo Island Lodge is the only Mozambique Island Resort to offer fully supported dhow safaris in the northern Indian Ocean region off Pemba. Cruise around the 30-something islands to explore their amazing formations, beaches, fantastic diving and snorkelling sites and serene ocean waves in one of the last remote parts of the African coastline.

Ibo offers a standard recommended minimum itinerary that includes four nights spent island hopping in a sailing dhow and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge – this way you get the best of both worlds – the rustic camping and the luxury lodge facilities! And you are free to tailor make your perfect adventure, perfect for groups of friends and family.

Judy D said that she went on the Dhow Safari as a solo traveller and met another solo traveller there. The two girls then shared a room at Ibo Island Lodge and stayed in their own tents on their unique island hopping dhow safari. “This was an amazing experience where we felt close to the ocean energy and where we really appreciated the wonderful hands-on service by our team and crew.”

When you get back to the Lodge, you settle into soft beds and sip a cocktail up on the terrace or wander the beautiful gardens, not believing your luck. You too can sail off on a unique Mozambique dhow safari under the expert eye of a professional guide and local crew. Simply check out the guest reviews and TripAdvisor feedback on the Quirimba’s then book your dhow safari in Mozambique and enjoy an adventure of a lifetime.

Look out for the packages which are rated per person per scheduled dhow safari – your consultant will create the ideal deal for you. We loved that fact that today’s sturdy dhows have been modernised with engines, much like a luxury yacht, and can be moored at any island.  Guests jump off and snorkel the stunning coral reefs, or kayak into broad river mouths to find colourful birds and fascinating, rare mangrove swamps. Have you ever tasted succulent crayfish grilled over an open fire?

These are the highlights of a Mozambique dhow safari in the amazing Quirimbas – usually from Ibo Island Lodge:

  • Private and scheduled departures
  • Island hopping & exploring tropical bliss
  • Snorkelling over untouched corals
  • Combining sea kayaking and dhow sailing
  • Seeing red listed bird species and mangrove forests
  • Sailing in a 12 meter dhow with pro guide and crew
  • Eco mobile camps on islands and beaches
  • Eating fresh seafood and island cuisine
  • Staying at the sublime Ibo Island Lodge
  • Ibo’s most wow guest experience!

This is what Frank D from the USA had to say: “This was a magical blend of chilling in the natural environment, seeing and swimming with dolphins and other marine animals, being transferred in a private charter plane and being charmed by local Mozambicans!”

Contact the friendly reservation specialists at Ibo Island Lodge and arrange your dhow safari today.

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