Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Set a sail for an adventure on a traditional 12m hand built Arab Dhow with Ibo Island Lodge – the only operator to offer fully guided Mobile Island hopping dhow safaris in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Park. Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and experienced skipper and local crew, explore a coastline fringed by tropical islands.

Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco camps on uninhabited tropical islands. The crew will set up camp and whip up some of the freshest seafood dishes while you can either go and explore the island or sit around camp with your toes in the sand. All Mobile Island Hopping Safaris end off at the luxurious Ibo Island Lodge for a few nights of relaxation.

7 NIGHT  PACKAGE – 2016

From R13 595 per person sharing

  • 3 Nights at Ibo Island Lodge
  • 4 Nights at Mobile Island Safari

Package excludes

  • All international airfares and related taxes/fees
  • All meals that are not specified
  • All drinks, personal bar account, bottled water, etc.
  • Mozambique arrival/departure airport taxes
  • National Park fees
  • 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
  • Road transfers and light aircraft transfers to and from Ibo Island

Package includes

  • Itinerary as specified (NB itinerary may differ from as published)
  • Meet & greet in  Pemba
  • 4 Nights Island and mainland hopping by dhow. Overnight island, river and beach camps
  • Experienced English and Portuguese speaking crew
  • NON participation mobile camp
  • All camping and catering equipment included for island camps
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Occasionally, breakfast and lunch  may be combined into a brunch where necessary
  • 3 nights at Ibo Island Lodge on full board basis (excluding all drinks)
  • Guided tours of Ibo Island

Below is the Itinerary for an 8 Day Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Days 1 : Pemba to Ibo Island

A 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 away of life that has  not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious rins amongst forts and ancient trade building with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.

Ibo Island 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 white various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is a mix between guided activities and relaxation and a bas from which to explore fascinating Ibo Island.
Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

Day 3: Mogundula Island to Ulumbwa

Depart Mogundula for your exploration into the Quirimbas Archipelago. Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below you can explore by snorkelling. The Ulumbwa river mouth draws you in and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. You have the chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa.

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, in the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village getting to k now the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide. We will stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island and explore this part of the island.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  All drinks to clients own expense.

Days 3: Day trip to Ulumbwa Estuary 

Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore.  Your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa. Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area. Return to our camp at Matemo.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  All ddrinks to clients own expense.

Days 4 & 5: Day trip to Ulumbwa Estuary 

In our opinion Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago which is why we spend 2 nights here giving you a fantastic base from which to explore.  Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake, it provides us with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkelling.  Our mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhibitetd island to yourself!  Overnight camp and exploring on Mogundula Island and surrounds. Day trip by dhow to the Pangane Peninsula or similar and/or Macalow Island from camp.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  All drinks to clients own expense.

Day 6 & 7: Mogundula to Ibo Island

Ibo Island Lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guest 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 a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is a mix between guided activities and relaxation and a base from which to explore fascinating Ibo Island.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  All drinks to clients own expense.


Day 8: Pemba

You will take a light aircraft flight over the beautiful islands and turquoise waters to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge for your flight back home.
Breakfast.  All drinks to clients own expense.

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