Swimming with dolphins

Come and Swim with the Dolphins on Ibo Island

Incredible Ibo: Africa’s Forgotten Island
“A Hidden Treasure… a lost world on the edge of nowhere”— Forbes magazine.

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Ibo — a tiny tropical island off the coast of Mozambique — was a major Arab trading post for gold, ivory and slaves from 600 AD until Vasco da Gama captured it for Portugal a thousand years later. The Portuguese were abruptly evicted in 1974.

The streets of Ibo still echo the halcyon days of Portuguese rule, with elegant grand ‘palacios’ built of massive coral blocks lie forgotten in roofless abandonment.

The island remains frozen in time, offering a unique opportunity to experience an old Africa as modern luxuries of electricity, air transfers, internet and mobile phone coverage become available.

Marine Playground

Aerial-dhow-at-sandbankIbo is set in a glorious marine playground with scores of tropical islands that feature mangrove forests and pristine disappearing sandbanks.

Whales and dolphins roam free in the channels around Ibo, and divers and snorkelers marvel at the abundance of marine life.

Arabian sailing dhows that provide a window into Africa’s past are common transport for visitors and fishermen, with speedboats providing rapid transfers to nearby island and dive sites.

Ibo Dolphins

Ibo’s waters host large numbers of wild dolphins whose behavior is unusual in their warm welcome of visitors.

Perhaps because they have never been threatened and enjoy an abundant diet, the wild dolphins around Ibo are said to behave more like the trained dolphin of Mexico, happy to swim and share their joy with visitors.

Many visitors describe their Ibo dolphin encounters as a spiritual experience of great beauty.

Dolphin Encounters

Dolphin SafarisIbo Island Lodge dolphin encounters are ethically managed by trained guides for minimal ecological impact. Small groups receive training in dolphin behaviour and sociability and swim with dolphins in their natural habitat.

As with any wild animal encounter there is a chance of not seeing dolphins, but their abundance makes this a very rare event. Many groups spend up to an hour swimming dolphin in clear sparkling waters.

Family special

Stay 4 nights or more and children under the age of 15 stays free of Charge.

We will also sponsor 1 return light air transfer per family of 4 – a saving of US$455

4 nights Ibo Island Lodge

Adult Total: US$1568 per person sharing
Child Return Light air Transfers: US$455 per child

Validity Dates: 01/10/2015 – 10/12/2015 and 07/01/2016 – 25/03/2016

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Summer Saver Special

Stay 4 nights and get 1 free night.

We will also sponsor 1 return light air transfer per booking – a saving of US$455

4 nights Ibo Island Lodge

Adult Total: US$1235 per person sharing

Validity Dates: 01/10/2015 – 10/12/2015 and 07/01/2016 – 25/03/2016

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