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The Ibo Island Lodge

Find the glorious Ibo Island Lodge on a prime waterfront setting on one of the most ancient islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago – in the remote seas of northern Mozambique. Picture 3 historic and magnificent mansions, more than 150 years old, all lovingly restored to their former glory. Stroll through lush gardens planted with fragrant frangipani, crimson bougainvillaea and tall swaying palm trees then dip your toes into one of 3 enticing swimming pools to escape the heat of the day. Sip on a legendary Ibo Mojito as you settle into a sofa in the tasteful Bela Vista lounge, mesmerised by the views over the bay at high tide. Take a stroll through the characterful town and see beautiful architectural heirlooms from the 1500’s now grown over with wild tropical bush, crumbling slowly into oblivion.

Rooms & settings

Classy rooms embrace guests with quality linens and silk throws. Enjoy 14 individually designed spaces authentic to Ibo’s history. Sip coffee on wide verandas with breath-taking sea views, rest in huge hand made 4-poster beds and appreciate the warmth of genuine antique teak and mahogany furnishings. Watch traditional dhows drift out to sea through French style double doors that let the sea breezes and sunshine in. Two historical rooms share the entire length of the shady Niassa Mansion back veranda and pretty garden rooms lead to the 3 swimming pools and gardens, bursting with colourful blossoms and birdsong. Villa Paradiso is the grand dame of the lodge, featuring original beams, thick coral walls, enormous windows and bathrooms and a central breezy hallway that runs from front to back. A fine example of roomy Mozambique family accommodation from a bygone era.

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Lodge Facilities

Radiating a sense of majestic pride, innate beauty and ancient knowledge, Ibo Island Lodge is a legendary destination in the Quirimbas Archipelago. The central Bela Vista lounge is famous for its awesome sunset views over the bay and the private dining room with its enormous solid teak banqueting table is ideal for celebrations with friends or family. Talented chefs create cuisine with a fresh seafood focus and delicious Portuguese flavours. Appreciate a castaway picnic for two on Ibo’s secret sand bank beach and go snorkelling over pristine coral reefs. Embark on a unique dhow island hopping safari, camping out beneath the stars. Fascinating guided tours bring historical legends alive and allow you to experience the lifestyle of the friendly local people. Outstanding scuba diving, guided sea kayaking, birding safaris, a magnificent mangrove forest experience, traditional massages and beauty treatments, plenty of romance and buckets of tranquillity.

ACTIVITIES ON IBO ISLAND

Dear Ibo Island Lodge Team.
We came to visit this special place on the recommendation of our ornithologist friend & bird guide, Malcolm Wilson, and he is right. Ibo Island Lodge is fantastic! We loved watching the wonders from the roof top of the front, we loved the historical tour with Anli and the sand bank trip with Cosmo (humpback dolphins, humpback whale breaching)… Felicity and her team created a stylish and comfortable atmosphere, and the chef and his team cooked up wonders (crab, prawns, lobster & garden fresh goodies)!
A big thank you to all, and compliments to Rob for ensuring that Ibo Island Lodge is a place we shall want to come back to.
All the best.