Welcome to the official Quirimbas
Island Hopping Dhow Safari site!
Do you have a
sense of adventure and are you looking for an adventure safari of a lifetime?
Island Lodge is
the ONLY operator to offer fully guided Mobile Island hopping dhow safaris in
the magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago National Park Under the
expert leadership of a pro guide and experienced skipper and crew, explore the
islands of the Quirimbas on a magnificent, 12 meter traditional
Arab dhow. Activities include 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.
with sea kayaking and dhow sailing up wide coastal river
teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests. Snorkel off
deserted white sandbanks and into the turquoise sea and sleep in mobile eco-fly
camps on uninhabited tropical islands. Our famous chef will whip up the freshest
of seafood that will make your mouth water - all over an open fire under island
stars, leaving you free to soak up a once in a lifetime Mozambican Dhow
Quirimbas Archipelago is a radical new destination that has been seen by a
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 and
hosts the head-quarters of the Quirimbas National Park. Ibo has over a thousand
years of history and culture for you to discover.
turquoise waters surrounding Ibo Island provide a protected marine environment
for a number of extremely rare species. Feeding and nesting grounds for several
sea turtle species can be found near Ibo, and the snorkelling on the
surrounding reefs is world class. Humpback whales visit the region where they
shelter their calves with sightings around Ibo often seen between July and
November each year.
everyone's favourite, the delightful dolphin, are in abundance and species
include common, spinner, bottle nose and humpbacks, and if you are really lucky
you may see dolphins off the bow of the dhow whilst under sail. The Zambezi
shark, tiger shark, blue spotted, sting ray, manta ray, and black and white tip
sharks have also been seen. Back above the surface of the warm waters, bird
watching in the Quirimbas is also outstanding and Ibo Island and her surrounds
contain ten red-listed species.
“Discovering the Quirimbas is not
just a holiday, it's an experience - and a time when your world is left behind
as you join ours."
LOOKING TO BOOK A MOZAMBIQUE
NEED A PACKAGE OR ADVICE ABOUT
THE DIFFERENT RESORTS AND ISLANDS?
THE TEAM FROM IBO ISLAND LODGE CAN PUT IT ALL TOGETHER FOR YOU.