If you’re after a remote island in Mozambique’s warm waters then Ibo Island Lodge is for you. Situated in the Quirimbas National Park, the lodge is beautifully designed and echoes Mozambique’s rich history and craftsmanship. The scuba diving here is fantastic and the cuisine boasts the freshest seafood. The historic Ibo Island is one of 32 islands in the Quirimbas National Park of islands of Mozambique.
Aerial View of Ibo Island
About Ibo Island Lodge
Nominated as a potential heritage site, the island’s history dates back to the 1600’s and visitors can wander through the ancient town with its spectacular forts and buildings. Ibo Island has many fascinating stories for those who come to explore! The waters are rich in sea life and guests can expect to see whales, dolphins, and turtles.
Ibo Island Lodge has an ocean view and is surrounded by a large tropical garden. With three swimming pools, a private dining room, a restaurant and an open-air lounge (for drinks and stargazing), guests have plenty of activities to keep them entertained!
Purchased privately in 2007, Ibo Island Lodge has been restored to its former glory when it was once owned by a wealthy merchant. This is an eco-friendly region where the community is very much committed to the welfare of its people; and you will be transported back in time.
It’s hot all year round with a hotter more humid rainy season from December to April & a dry season May to November
Average hottest temperature 32 C / 90 F
Average rainfall 850 mms pa
Tropical cyclones affect the weather November – May, but mostly in January-March
Sea temperature is warm year-round: 25-29 C / 77-84 F
Ibo Island Lodge Accommodation
Guests can choose from 14 air-conditioned suites and 3 room types at the Ibo Island Lodge. The room types are Sea Facing Room, Historical Room, and Garden Room.
The Sea Facing Rooms have a massive four-poster king size bed, surrounded by mosquito netting, high ceilings, and teak accents. These rooms have a stunning en-suite bathroom, twin basins, bath, and shower.
The Historical Rooms have large verandas that face onto the lush gardens. These rooms can accommodate young children with two beds in the lounge.
Lastly, the Garden Rooms also have large verandas that open onto the lush garden and are close to the Niassa pool.
View of veranda
Activities and Attractions on Ibo Island Lodge
Enjoy beach excursions by boat and day trips to other islands
Enjoy a motorized or sailing dhow excursion to a sandbank surrounded by water (called the “Sand Bank Beach Experience”) for a delicious breakfast or lunch in a Bedouin tent
A guided walk through Ibo Island’s Stone Town to see important historical buildings
Take part in bird watching of the rarest red-listed birds in the world
Enjoy cultural tours of the community and the silversmiths
Try island hopping on a dhow sea safaris (request on arrival)
Experience dolphin safaris, snorkeling and scuba diving
Guided Sea Kayak Excursion and unguided kayaking
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