Quirimbas Archipelago Dhow Safaris
Ibo Island Lodge is the ONLY operator to offer fully guided mobile Island hopping dhow safaris in the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago National Park in northern Mozambique. Jump on board a modernised, motorised dhow with billowing white sails and you will be in the hands of our pro guide and experienced skipper and crew.
What a pleasant way to peacefully explore the islands of the Quirimbas - on board a magnificent, 12 meter traditional Arab dhow! You will spend your sunny days snorkelling, diving and sea kayaking. Throw in three nights of comfort at Ibo Island Lodge, with all its fascinating history and culture, and you are set for a dhow safari of a lifetime!
You can also combine your Mozambique dhow safari with a sea kayaking adventure - paddling up wide coastal river mouths, teeming with red-listed bird species and bursting with pristine mangrove forests. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into the turquoise sea, then sleep deeply in mobile eco-fly camps on uninhabited tropical islands.
Our top notch chef will whip up succulent seafood that will make your mouth water - all grilled over an open fire under island stars, leaving you free to soak up your once-in-a-lifetime Mozambican Dhow Safari.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is a radical new destination that has been seen by the lucky few. The region has recently become one of the world's most sought-after tourist destinations. Historically, Ibo Island was the trading hub of this string of islands, and today is nominated as a World Heritage Site. It also hosts the head-quarters of the Quirimbas National Park - Ibo has more than a thousand years of history and culture for you to discover.
The turquoise waters surrounding Ibo Island provide a protected marine environment for a number of extremely rare species. Several sea turtle species feed and nest near Ibo, and the surrounding coral reefs promise world class snorkelling. Humpback whales visit the region where they shelter their calves, and you can see them breaching and lob tailing between July and November every year.
Nearly everyone's favourite, the delightful dolphin, plays here in huge pods – look for the Common, the Spinner, the Bottle nose and Humpbacks. If you are really lucky, you may see dolphins off the bow of the dhow whilst under sai!. The Zambezi shark, Tiger shark, Blue spotted sting ray, Manta ray and Black and White Tip sharks have also been seen here.
When you are sailing on the surface of the warm waters, try bird watching in the Quirimbas, binoculars in hand, seeking some of the 10 red-listed species flitting around Ibo Island Lodge
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