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Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Nominated for World Heritage status Ibo has been described as one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world.

Located on the prime waterfront site where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, Ibo Island lodge encompasses magnificent mansions each over one hundred years old.  Coral and lime walls over a meter thick, high lofty ceilings and original beams.

Ibo Island is a potential World Heritage Site, and therefore rooms have been designed to incorporate the architecture and style of the original ruins. The lodge accommodates guests in beautifully elegant, yet simple rooms, with indigenous solid teak and mahogany furniture, handcrafted by the people of Ibo. All nine bedrooms are individual and feature a king size 4 poster, or twin hand crafted bed with crisp cotton linen and Indian silk throws.

Ibo Island Lodge is the ONLY operator to offer fully guided tailor made mobile island hopping dhow safaris. The dhow safaris are led by a pro guide experienced in these waters, and are backed up by a 12 meter beautiful support dhow with a skipper, crew and chef on board. You don’t sleep on board – instead mobile camps are set up on various tropical islands and special spots. The camps are eco-friendly and rustic with all the necessary equipment. You are able to walk around and explore the island, kayak, swim, snorkel or just relax. All safaris include the magic and comfort of Ibo Island Lodge at the end of the safari.


Sea facing, historical and garden facing rooms


14 including Villa Paradiso

Open Season

Open all year round

Safari Experience

For all its tranquility and ambiance Ibo Island Lodge also offers a diverse range of activities and experiences to keep the most diverse interests occupied.

This experience offers you outstanding guided historical and cultural interactions, sandbank beach experiences, guided bird walks, mangrove forests, sumptuous seafood, sea kayaking, massage, intrigue and tranquility.

Mobile Island Hopping Safaris are also a very popular activity out of Ibo Island – ask The Big 5 Safari Company for more details.

Added Extras

Guided cultural and historic tours
Non-motorised watersports
Unguided kayaking
Transfer to famous sandbank beach