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8 Day Autentique Mozambique Ibo Island Dhow Experience

Special Tour 8 days 7 nights
Ibo Island, Mozambique Mozambique

3 Nights at Lodge

4 Nights on Mobile Island Dhow Safari Lodge complimentary activities include:

Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach. Mobile Island Hopping Dhow Safari complimentary activities include Island Tours; Use of the kayak; Non-participation Mobile camp.


INCLUDED
  • Itinerary as specified (NB itinerary may differ from as published)
  • Meet and greet in Pemba
  • 4 Nights Island and mainland hopping by dhow. Overnight on the island, river and beach camps
  • Experienced English and Portuguese speaking crew.
  • NON participation mobile camp.
  • All camping and catering equipment included for island camps (sleeping bag, pillow and towel supplied)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early kayak trips
  • 3 nights at Lodge on full board basis (excluding all drinks) in a garden facing or historical room
  • Guided tours of Ibo Island

EXCLUDED
  • All international airfares and related taxes/fees
  • Light air transfer or road transfers and related taxes/fees (Quoted separately)
  • All meals that are not specified
  • All drinks, personal bar account, bottled water, etc.
  • National Park fees and Ibo Island development taxes
  • Mozambique arrival/departure airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, curio purchases, etc.
  • Optional activities / excursions / transfers not specified
  • Vaccinations, visas, passports, travel and medical insurance

 

Day 1: PEMBA TO IBO ISLAND

An included beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you from Pemba International Airport to Ibo Island Lodge.
Probably the most compelling attraction in the Quirimbas, Ibo’s 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts make for a fascinating journey to an era long forgotten. The Ibo Island guided Experience (included) provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.

Day 2: IBO ISLAND TO MATEMO

Depart Ibo Island for your exploration north into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel. Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route.

Day 3: IBO ISLAND TO MATEMO

DAY TRIP TO ULUMBWA ESTUARY:
The beautiful Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area.
We return to our beautiful beach camp set up under the palms on the shores of Matemo Island with enough time to explore Matemo, take a walk or swim.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

Day 4: QUIRIMBA ISLAND

Depart Matemo Island for your exploration south into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Once you reach Quirimba Island you will explore the island that gave the Archipelago its name with its rural villages, culture and old church.
Overnight camp and exploring on Quirimba Island and surrounds.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

Day 5: QUIRIMBA ISLAND

Day trip by dhow to Quisiva Island or similar and/or Mefunvo Island from camp.

Day 6: QUIRIMBA ISLAND TO IBO ISLAND

The lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

Day 7: QUIRIMBA ISLAND TO IBO ISLAND

The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is a mix between guided activities and relaxation and a base from which to explore fascinating Ibo Island.

Day 8: End of Itinerary

An included beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge.
Breakfast. All extra’s and drinks to clients own expense.

Located just off the northern coast of Mozambique, the Quirimbas Archipelago dots the glittering Indian Ocean. It is renowned for its rich history and natural beauty featuring white-sand beaches fringed with low-key resorts and offers some of the best diving in the country.
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