Dhow Safari for SA Residents

Dhow safari and island hopping from Ibo Island in the Quirimbas, Mozambique.

2 - 4 passengers : 5 Night Package from ZAR 14300 ZAR 14300 Per person sharing
5 - 6 passengers : 5 Night Package from ZAR 12570 ZAR 12570 Per person sharing
7 + passengers : 5 Night Package from ZAR 10835 ZAR 10835 - SAVE R2320 Per person sharing

For an experience of a lifetime, head to Ibo Island Lodge for a memorable adventure when you book the Quirimbas Archipelago Mobile Island Hopping Safari.

Spend 6 days in the Quirimbas hopping from island to island in a motorised dhow, snorkelling in pristine blue waters, camping, kayaking and enjoying the good life.

Get to know the local fisher folk, walk through villages, view ancient forts and get an insight to a long forgotten era.

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

  • 3 nights Ibo Island Lodge
  • 2 Nights Mobile Island Safari

Day 1 | Pemba to Ibo

A beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you from Pemba International Airport to Ibo Island Lodge. Ibo Island Lodge, with spectacular views over the waterfront accommodates guests in beautifully simply, yet elegant rooms.

Lunch & Dinner. All drinks for clients own expense

Day 2 | Ibo to Metemo

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 know 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 and Dinner. All drinks forclients own expense.

Day 3 | 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 for clients own expense.

DAY 4 & 5 | Matemo 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.

Partake in guided historical and cultural tours offering outstanding photographic opportunities, wander around the stone town and ruins and wonder how did this all come to be here so far away from the outside world. Relax at one of the pools and order ones of Kissinger’s cocktails, and book a massage for the ultimate island pamper. Marine based optional activities are also available at Ibo – a full PADI dive centre, sea kayaking, snorkeling and the most popular of all our dolphin encounter safaris

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

DAY 6 | Ibo Island to depart to Pemba

A 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 for clients own expense.

Check out more Includes / Excludes on the Rates Page


  • Meet & greet in Pemba
  • 4 nights Island and mainland hopping by dhow
  • Experienced English & Portuguese speaking crew
  • Non participation mobile camp
  • Overnight island, river & beach camps
  • All camping & catering equipment included
  • Meals as stated, brunch may be served where necessary
  • 3 Nights at Ibo Island Lodge on a full board basis (excl. drinks)
  • Guided tours of Ibo Island


  • International/domestic flights to Pemba
  • Mozambique arrival & departure airport taxes
  • Light air transfers
  • All meals not specified
  • All drinks,  personal bar account, bottled water etc
  • National park fees
  • Items of a personal nature like telephone calls, curo shopping etc
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (highly recommended)

Season Dates:

The itinerary is subject to change
Light air transfers are approximately $485 per person

Validity: 01 Sep- 10 Dec 2017; 07 Jan – 31 Jul 2018, 01 Sep - 10 Dec 2018
Peak season supplement will apply (month of August, 11 December – 06 January 2018) T’s & C’s apply