Getting to Ibo Island

You can easily connect to Ibo Island in northern Mozambique from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Pemba is in the Cabo Delgado Province and is the gateway to the Quirimbas Islands – just a short island hop away. There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Pemba and regular flights from Dar – Es – Salaam and Nairobi.   At Pemba, you will be met by a representative of Ibo Island Lodge who will either escort you directly to the next light aircraft to the island, or to the air-conditioned waiting room for your short flight to Ibo Island.

The light aircraft transfer to Ibo is often the highlight. Flying low over the beautiful islands and clear turquoise waters where you can sometimes spot turtles and whales in season. Ibo Island waits hidden just approximately 25 minutes away.

Flights between Pemba and Johannesburgairlink

Airlink Pemba Flight Schedule

Day of the weekDepart JohannesburgArrive Pemba
Monday11h3014h20
Wednesday11h3014h20
Thursday11h3014h20
Friday11h3014h20
Saturday11h3014h20

 
TRANSFERS – PER PERSON
Air transfer: Pemba/Iboone wayUS$ 245
Air transfer: Ibo/Pembaone wayUS$ 240
Air transfer: Pemba/Ibo/PembareturnUS$ 485

Are We There Yet?

Miles of tropical palm lined coastline and sparkling blue ocean separate Ibo from tall buildings and industry. Ibo Island feels like a place that was forgotten and where time has stood still, but now people are getting to know her again. The air strip at Ibo Island is a grass strip in good condition where you will be met by a member of the lodge team ready to give you a warm welcome to Ibo Island Lodge.

From the moment we arrived we were blown away by this place – the beautiful decor, the impeccable friendly service – we really couldn’t have asked for more. A magical place – we’ll be sending people here whenever we get the chance (and hope we don’t bore everyone waxing lyrical beforehand! Whilst lazing by the pool, or sipping an expertly mixed cocktail or discussing the day’s activities with the ever efficient Dollar it has been difficult to put my finger on why this is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. To cut a long story short, it immediately entered my top 3 on arrival, only to move rapidly up the podium as we enjoyed the comfort and subtlety of the decor and the phenomenally warm and delightful hospitality of all the team. Special mention to all! A big thanks and the best of luck in developing the lodge further.

 

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