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Sea Kayak Safaris

Have you ever considered paddling atop the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique in a fully kitted kayak? Well now Ibo Island Lodge has added Sea Kayak Safaris to their island hopping dhow adventures – another first! The Quirimbas Archipelago is a radical new destination that has been […]

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Ibo Island Lodge Honeymoons

Ibo Island Honeymoons

Let the romance begin on Ibo Island, place of glorious sunsets, secluded sand bank beaches and unique dhow safaris. A honeymoon on this island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique is everything every couple ever wished for.   From the beginning of your seven-night honeymoon until its gracious end, the people of Ibo look […]

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Ibo Island Honeymoons – Special Offers Banner

A once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon at Ibo Island Lodge in the romantic Quirimbas Archipelago is worth every second on a charming island in Mozambique where the sun never stops shining. Couples get to explore the timelessness of the Quirimbas during their specific honeymoon package, getting completely away from it all. Ibo Island offers every honeymoon couple five […]

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Ibo Island Lodge activities

Ibo Island Lodge Activities – Island Hopping Safaris

Ibo Island Lodge is the only operator in Mozambique to offer fully guided, tailor made, Mobile Island hopping dhow and kayak safaris. Your scheduled departure expedition leaves under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew and you get to explore remote coastlines and new island destinations. Combine a dhow safari with sea kayaking […]

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Gorongosa National Park Holidays

Gorongosa National Park

Considered ‘the greatest naturalist of our time’ by the National Geographic Society, Professor Edward O. Wilson was at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique this year to open the first ever biodiversity research facility in the country. The park has made huge strides in regaining its lost biodiversity during nearly a century of agonising history. When […]

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kite surfing quirimbas

Kite Surfing in the Quirimbas

Have kite, will surf! Get your kite surfing overdose in the windy Quirimbas Kite surfing is a relatively ‘new’ sport in Mozambique and the best place to be for this trend is the Quirimbas Archipelago north of Pemba. There is no reason why kite surfers cannot do their thing on Ibo Island, as long as […]

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Mozambique holiday

Stand up Paddle Boarding in Mozambique

Have you tried SUP in Mozambique yet? Leave surfing and kayaking for the birds and try one of the most popular sports today, stand up paddle-boarding (SUP). This challenging sport requires the calm seas of the Mozambique Quirimbas Archipelago but when the wind is up, stand up paddle boarders will have to work very hard! […]

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Mobile Island Hopping Safaris

What to do on Ibo Island

5 Must-Do Activities on Ibo Island   Where to start? What is there to do on Ibo Island? So much to do, too little time! Ibo Island is one of the greatest discoveries in the Quirimbas Archipelago where the sun always shines and guests are always outdoors doing something awesome.   Place of great beauty, […]

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whale watching Ibo Island

Whale season at Ibo

Have a Whale of a Time at Ibo Island Lodge Ibo Island Lodge becomes part of the annual whale migration and relishes the season when breaching, sailing, sky hopping, lob tailing and spouting fill the oceans and attract interested visitors. Whales come to the warm waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago between June and December annually. […]

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Mozambique Honeymoon Special Deals

Travel Questions answered for Ibo Island

6 Important Questions you want Answered about Ibo Island Lodge   These are the most commonly asked questions from guests travelling to Ibo Island Lodge:   What is the landing procedure? You will arrive at Pemba International Airport in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique – the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago. Disembark the plane […]

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Mozambique Accommodation

Northern Mozambique Accommodation

Why is northern Mozambique the best place to stay? Ibo Island is one of the most gracious places to stay in northern Mozambique and offers the discerning guest some of the best holiday accommodation ever experienced. The lodge itself is a rehabilitated historical Portuguese mansion, a home where the light comes in, the birds flit […]

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Quirimbas diving

Mozambique Best Place to Dive

Find out why Ibo Island is the best diving spot in Mozambique A diving holiday at Mozambique’s Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago is full of adventure and variety. All around this historical island, divers are treated to up to 30-metre visibility and warm 28 degree Celsius waters. Dive Quirimbas  teamwork The resident Padi Dive […]

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Island Weddings in Mozambique

Why should you get married in Mozambique, on Ibo Island? Planning a wedding in Mozambique is simple but one needs to choose the perfect location: island, beach or bush? For those who love the sea and the sun, an island wedding in the Quirimbas Archipelago offers couples the perfect wedding setting. Get married with your […]

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Island Honeymoons in Mozambique

Remote privacy and sand bank picnics  – a unique Ibo Island Honeymoon Looking for that special island honeymoon  treat? Then look no further because Ibo Island is the ideal romantic destination for you and your loved one. Luxury rooms, idyllic beaches, privacy all day long and beautiful scenery make this Quiribmas Archipelago island the place […]

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Ibo Silver

Ibo Silversmiths, the Ancient Tradition

Delicate silver creations from way back when When 12th Century AD Arabian explorers brought their trade and customs to Africa in sailing ships, they passed it on to the local people. These incredible talents of creating, by hand, exquisite jewellery and other delicate items from real silver are now being taught to Africa’s children. These […]

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Safari Awards

Ibo Island Lodge Safari Awards

Ibo scoops top safari awards again and again Voted Best Mobile Safari Operator and Best Community Focused Safari Property in Mozambique 2014 by hundreds of luxury travel professionals and readers of upmarket travel magazines, Ibo Island Lodge seems to be scooping most of the highly recognised awards in the travel industry! These are the renowned […]

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Mozambique Holidays

Ibo Island Kueto Siriwala Festival

Remembering their roots  – the Ibo Island Kueto Siriwala Festival There is a June Festival on Ibo Island every year that celebrates the time many years ago when Ibo became a trading post. The Kueto Siriwala (cue-to sea-ree-wala) Festival means “to not forget your roots” or “home is where the heart is” and this is […]

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Getting to Ibo Island

How to get to Ibo Island

Are you there yet? Getting to Ibo Island is easy! It is easy to get to Ibo Island Lodge. Fly to northern Mozambique’s Pemba airport from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. This is the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and the islands are literally across the water, as the seagull flies, by boat or charter […]

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