Ibo Island Lodge
Romantic Bedroom Interior Clients at the sandbank beach
Romantic Bedroom Interior
Clients at the sandbank beach

Ibo Island Lodge

Described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa, Ibo Island Lodge is made up of three impressive mansions, sensitively restored to their former glory and located on the prime waterfront site of the magical and unique Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Park of northern Mozambique.




Daily boat transfer to the stunning sand bank beach is included in rate. Personal and professionally guided cultural and historic, authentic and interactive guest experiences. Only lodge to offer mobile island hopping dhow and kayak safaris in the greater Quirimbas Archipelago region. Antiques and one of a kind vintage decorative items. Award nominated cuisine on the roof top restaurant. Different location dinners with fresh seafood in abundance, excellent imported wines. 3 pools set in lush tropical gardens. Unique cultural and island atmosphere.

Need to Know

Runner-Up Best Value Safari Property in Africa 2016! Unique guided tours are inclusive in the rate as is the sand bank beach experience offering value to guests. Stay 5 nights and only Pay for 4 nights: Valid 07 Jan - 10 Dec 2017 except August and Brides will receive 40% off: Minimum 5 nights. Valid 07 Jan - 10 Dec 2017 except August. Huge Upgrade completed Dec 2013 has taken the lodge to a new level, from beautiful to breathtaking. Paradiso family villa now finished - 5 bedrooms, private swimming pool, own garden, lounge, chef & butler and comes complete with own private dhow, skipper and crew! Special value adds for all guests (private dinners, massage, and surprises) Ibo Island Lodge guests are covered by a fly out repatriation service to the nearest appropriate medical facility in the event of a medical situation. This emergency repatriation cover is included in the rate. It does not cover hospitalization or treatment once repatriated.


Ibo Island Lodge is the ONLY operator to offer fully guided tailor made and scheduled departure mobile island hopping dhow and kayak safaris. Also pro guided dolphin, whale (in season) and birding safaris Mobile island hopping, sea kayaking and walking safaris under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew. Explore a coastline and new destination fringed by tropical islands with an abundance of heritage and unique culture. Combine with sea kayaking and dhow sailing up wide coastal river mouths teeming with red listed bird species and some of the largest mangrove forests in Africa. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly camps on uninhabited tropical islands. The crew conjures up fresh seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire under island stars, leaving you free to soak up a once in a lifetime and unique Mozambique safari.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Bottle-nose and humpback dolphins, turtles and humpback whales in season. Coconut and ghost crabs, full spectrum of marine delights such as angel fish, massive napoleon wrasse, trumpet fish, damsel fishes, leaf fish, praying mantis shrimp, ribbon eels, green turtle, hundreds of big eye travellis, five lined snappers, hump head snapper and southern fusilier both under snorkel and scuba. Bird life is also excellent with more than 400 species as well as up close sightings of our resident Mangrove King Fisher, Masked Weaver colony, Little Bee-eater, Madagascan Bee-eater, the beautiful Lilac Breasted Rollers, Brown Breasted Barbet, Fish Eagles and much more.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Ibo Island Lodge offers some of the broadest range of experiences in Mozambique with well trained guides offering unique special interest guided activities: Mobile Island hopping safaris, the renowned sand bank beach brunch, dolphin safaris, outstanding scuba diving and snorkelling, birding safaris, guided sea kayaking into the 2nd largest mangrove forest in Africa, castaway picnics to idyllic neighbouring islands, traditional dhow sailing, massage and spa, sunset cruises and of course our famous and authentic Ibo Island historical and cultural interactive experiences.


Huge roof terrace restaurant on top of the Bela Vista mansion facing west for unforgettable sunsets. 3 pools and tropical gardens with mature palm trees supporting excellent bird life. Antiques, 4-poster king size beds, silks, and luxurious fabrics. Air conditioned throughout as well as ceiling fans.


There are a total of 14 rooms all air-conditioned with ceiling fans and all individually designed and lovingly renovated to stay authentic to Ibo’s history and original architecture. The end results are simple, yet elegant large spaces, with splashes of opulence in the details - silk throws, luxurious fabrics and antiques. Huge ornate mirrors, vintage decor and original solid teak ceiling beams add texture and a proud sense of heritage. Deep verandas either facing the bay or the shady gardens feature comfy teak and cane plantation chairs with soft cushions to sink into, relax and contemplate Ibo Island life. There is a choice of five premium sea facing rooms, three historical rooms, and six garden facing rooms on a sliding scale of rate. You can also take mansion Paradiso, which was once Ibo’s ‘hey day’ hotel as a private villa option.

ROOM FACILITIES AT A GLANCE • Air conditioning and ceiling fan • Large windows and double doors for sea breeze • King size extra length hand crafted bed with romantic mosquito net or twin beds • Indigenous teak and mahogany handcrafted furniture • Solid mahogany wardrobe with wooden hangers • ‘Antique style ‘pirate chest’ safe with lock • Brass, and antique fittings • Linen gown for use whilst on the island • Healing Earth range of guest amenities • Hair dryer • Water flasks in the rooms • Morning complimentary tea and coffee room service


Runner-Up Best Value Safari Property in Africa 2016


Standard Season: 07 January – 31 July 2017 / 01 September – 10 December 2017 

Peak Season: 01 August – 31 August 2017 – 11 December – 06 January 2018

Average StayAverage Stay

Average stay is 5 nights Ibo Island Lodge and 7 nights if doing a mobile island hopping safari and Ibo Island Lodge combination.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From US$ 375 to US$ 450 per person sharing per night.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Family friendly with ample space to accommodate children in separate mansions and pools and public spaces etc. Children sharing a Sea Facing Room will be charged at full adult rate. Garden Facing and Historical Rooms: - Children 14 years and over = full price - Children 8-13 years in their own room pay 75% adult rate (min 2) - Children 7-13 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 50% adult rate - Children 3-6 years sharing bedroom with 2 adults pay 35% adult rate - Children under 3 pay $50 per night (max 2 extra child sharing with 2 adults per room in all cases) All requests for additional children sharing are subject to availability of child beds and baby cots. Regret no additional children allowed to share in the sea facing rooms.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Ibo Island Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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