Ibo Island Lodge

Quirimbas Archipelago

Historic style and simplicity

Sitting peacefully in the azure Indian Ocean, Ibo Island is just 130 kms from mainland Pemba City, yet feels a world away. It is a beautiful, untouched sanctuary, nominated for World Heritage status, which boasts pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lovingly restored architecture, colourful fish, and romantic, crumbling ruins entwined in twisted fig roots.

Ibo Island Lodge is the only luxury lodge on the island and offers 24 individually designed rooms featuring elegant pillars,  coral and lime walls, lofty ceilings and solid teak beams. The tropical gardens showcase fantastic birdlife and the rim flow pool offers the perfect spot to relax through the warm afternoons. Dining is a real treat with dishes including green pawpaw salad and surf-fresh seafood platters served by lantern on the rooftop terrace under the stars. With the shore just feet away, sometimes dolphins can be seen in the bay and the sunsets are always spectacular.

There is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay here with activities including dhow safaris, beach picnics, scuba diving and snorkeling, guided historical and cultural tours, sea kayaking and for those in need of a little pampering, Mozambique spa treatments.

Ibo Island lodge is the perfect island getaway for anyone in need of pure relaxation and a taste of the forgotten way of Mozambican island life.

You will love

  • Crumbling ruins & history
  • Quirimbas on your doorstep
  • Fresh, healthy, local produce
  • Cultural immersion
  • Dolphins & sunsets at dinner

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Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

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Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

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Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

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Tim Bradley

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Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

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Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

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