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Expeditions in Northern Mozambique – dhow kayak sup – explore islands

Did you realize that you can plan an expedition in northern Mozambique where you get to explore the islands of the fantastical Quirimbas Archipelago while participating in stimulating activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, diving and snorkeling?

Ibo Island Lodge is the only operator to offer mobile island hopping expeditions on a traditional dhow! You can take an expedition with professional guides and local crews to see deserted islands in northern Mozambique where diving and snorkeling opportunities abound. While sailing along on a modified 12 meter long Arab style dhow, you can jump on and off to kayak, to stand up on your paddle board and to swim with dolphins. Click here to read up on our mobile island hopping adventures!

You can tailor make your island hopping safari to be flexible to SUP breaks, and dive and kayak when you feel the need. These trips are ideal for honeymoons, groups of friends or families wanting a break from the rat race.

Before setting off on your mobile dhow expedition into the north of Mozambique, you should definitely take a boat to Ibo Island’s famous secret sand bar that comes and goes as the tide ebbs and flows. You should also do a crash course in Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) which has taken the Mozambique Quirimbas by storm.

Then when you embark on your moving Mozambique adventure, you will be able to explore islands such as Matemo, Quilalea and Medjumbe standing up instead of sitting in a kayak – seeing marine animals cruising around these havens of tranquillity and exquisite scenery.

Stand up paddle boarding is more comfortable than kayaking for long periods of time. But when the wind comes up, go back to surfing! It is exciting to put yourself at the mercy of the sun, the sea, the wind and the waves and see how far you can SUP in the azure seas of the Indian Ocean off Mozambique.

At night, while you watch the stars appear in clear skies, your crew will grill fresh crayfish over an open fire for you. You get to sleep on white beaches in mobile camps in special island bays.

Ibo Island is lost in time – an isle where ancient buildings once sheltered Arab traders of gold and ivory. Our standard recommended minimum itinerary includes four nights island hopping by dhow or kayak and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge – but you are free to design your perfect adventure! Shorter and longer itineraries are also available on request.

Have you decided how to tailor make your dhow safari in Northern Mozambique and whether you will kayak, SUP or merely snorkel? Contact one of our consultants today to plan it.


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