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 happily and travellers are immediately comfortable. The management is flawless, the decor reminiscent of the bygone colonial era, when the Portuguese traded from Ibo.
Northern Mozambique offers a wide range of accommodation starting at Pemba and encircling three provinces (Cabo Delgado, Niassa, Nampula), covering some 280 000 square kilometres. The spectacular Quirimbas Archipelago offers remote, luxurious, romantic accommodation in lodges designed to perfection, with the natural environment in mind.
Nature and tradition
Visit this pristine region and be prepared to be awe-struck. You will become part of life in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Marine Park for a while, one of the most biodiverse marine areas in the world. Once known as Ilhas de Sao Lazaro, this string of islands changed as Arab and Portuguese trading posts attracted people and their traditional ways of living.
At Ibo Island Lodge, your accommodation is out of this world – three historic and magnificent mansions, each over one hundred years old, have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Choose from 14 rooms complete with air-conditioning and ceiling fans to keep things cool in the balmy tropical weather. Each room is individually designed and features elegant pillars, meter thick coral and lime walls, lofty tall ceilings and solid teak beams.
Ibo is charismatic
Ibo Island Lodge is a charismatic Mozambique holiday hotel set amongst lush gardens planted with frangipani, bougainvillea and palm trees. The Quirimbas Archipelago offers plenty to do and is a northern Mozambique attraction – at Ibo Island, walk at low tide on ancient coral reefs, or kayak at high tide through the mangroves.
Here in the north, people survive through their timeless activities of fishing, farming and eco-tourism. Pack your bags and find accommodation to allow your own complete escape from real life into northern Mozambique heaven.