Mozambique Dhow Safari

Explore Quirimbas

Take one who knows, Ibo Island Lodge, and share their deep knowledge about the Quirimbas Archipelago region. Hear more about their one-of-a-kind, tailor made Dhow Safaris where guests get to Island Hop, camping on white beaches and eating freshly grilled crayfish off the braai.


Ibo Island Lodge has been actively involved in the island and the northern Mozambique region for 20 years and know the seasons like the back of their hand. They know when the wind should blow, therefore when to set sail, from the Ibo docks to another island just around the corner so to speak.

A honeymoon couple could book a Dhow for their sole use and enjoy a magical ride atop the Indian Ocean in a warm breeze for a few days – romance at its best. A three to four night dhow safari is probably the ideal amount of time to really relax and explore the Quirimbas.


Pretend to be an adventurer of yesteryear who searched the waters for land, having never set foot in these parts ever before. Look out for traditional fishermen still catching fish from their Dhows as they have been doing for centuries.

The Ibo Island Lodge dhow safaris involve the setting up of tents on a desert island somewhere, the arranging of elegant picnics for lunches under shade, while professional guides and local crews leave you in peace.  Evening fires and lanterns are lit and food grilled to perfection – smell those Mozambican spices as the lobster cooks!


So choose the dhow safari that suits you or tailor make your own safari in discussion with Ibo Island Lodge staff. The best package is the standard recommended minimum itinerary of four nights island hopping by dhow (or kayak for the more adventurous guest) and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge.

It is all about snorkelling off deserted white sandbanks into clear blue seas. You may come across whales frolicking in the lake-like ocean and you may come across turtles digging out a sandy nest.

Ibo Island is definitely a place where life is governed by the wind and the tides. Guests soon fall into that rhythm when they choose to sail on dhows to a secret breakfast meeting on an exposed sand bar in the middle of the ocean, when the tides are willing.

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