Travel the Dhow in the Quirimbas

Take a romantic dhow sailing trip to the nearby sandbank or an overnight dhow safari to a nearby deserted island for something more adventurous. You will be under the eye of an expert professional guide and local crew who will erect tents, arrange the food in an elegant picnic and ensure you are left alone in a discreet manner.

Ibo Island Lodge is the only Mozambique Island Holiday Resort to offer fully Tailor Made Mozambique Dhow Safaris into the Quirimbas Archipelago. You can explore some of the 32 islands in this remote part of the African coastline. Go for the standard recommended minimum itinerary of four nights island hopping by dhow or kayak and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge – but you are free to tailor make your perfect adventure!
It is all about snorkelling off deserted white sandbanks into clear blue seas then camping overnight on secluded Quirimbas beaches eating fresh seafood on the fire. You may come across indigenous fishermen drying their sardines on the sands. 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 sandbar in the middle of the ocean when the tides are willing.
Ibo Island has been actively involved in northern Mozambique and Ibo Island for the last 19 years therefore. Staff have an in-depth knowledge about the perks of a truly unique Mozambican experience for adventurers, seeking an un-equalled island and cultural exploration in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa. This is adventure safari travel at its best!
These trips are ideal for families or groups of friends and make the most spectacular honeymoon!
Shorter and expedition itineraries available on request.

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