• Quirimbas Dhow Safari
  • Quirimbas dhow safaris
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Island Hopping Safaris from Ibo

Ibo Island Lodge is the only Mozambique operator to offer fully guided, tailor-made, mobile island hopping dhow safaris, kayak and SUP safaris in the greater Quirimbas Archipelago region. Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew, explore a coastline and new destination fringed by tropical islands with an abundance of heritage and unique culture. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly camps on uninhabited tropical islands. Combine with sea kayaking and dhow sailing up wide coastal river mouths teeming with red listed bird species and some of the largest mangrove forests in Africa.   The crew conjures up the freshest of seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire and under island stars, leaving you free to soak up a once in a lifetime Mozambique safari and quite possibly the ultimate experience for adventurous travellers or honeymoon couples.

Ibo Island Lodge has been actively involved in northern Mozambique and Ibo Island for the last 15 years. With this knowledge, we are able to offer this unique dhow safari experience – an un-equalled island and cultural exploration in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa. This is adventure safari travel at its best!

Guests at Ibo Island Lodge have the option of tailor-making their personal dhow safari: You choose how many days you want to explore, and the style of how you want to travel, and the level of luxury. Together we will tailor make it to your exact wish list. it may be a fun venture for friends travelling together, a truly perfect family reunion in paradise, or a romantic honeymoon offering the luxury of having these islands all to yourselves.

Alternatively you can book or adapt our 7 or 5 night suggested dhow safari itinerary

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Dhow Safaris - Tailor Made


Offering you the flexibility to create your own itinerary for your very own specific needs – whether it be a romantic Mozambique honeymoon just for 2 or a group of friends or family wanting a special experience together.


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Dhow Safaris - Suggested Itinerary


Spend 5 or 7 nights on the island-hopping excursion of a lifetime aboard a traditional sailing dhow bound for adventure in the Quirimbas Archipelago.


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Island Hopping Safaris & Honeymoons


Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew, these scheduled departure tours take guests to uninhabited islands beyond Ibo, where only the sea birds and coconut palms welcome the dhows.


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Kayak Safaris


Spend 5 or 7 nights sea kayaking atop the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in the Quirimbas Archipelago complete with a fully kitted kayak, back up dhow and crew.


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Sup Expeditions


Our thrilling 6-night dhow and SUP island hopping safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago.


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