Catering for the discerning adventurers the safaris cover a wide and diverse range of special interests: birding, sea kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, fishing, cultural exchanges, history, photography, wellness, adventure and more.
Under the expert leadership of an English speaking professional guide, sail on a magnificent 12 meter traditional motorized dhow.
Islands hop and explore wide coastal river mouths teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests. Snorkel off remote white sandbank beaches and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly camps on remote beaches
Rates are correct at the time of sending, but in case of any increase imposed by the Government on any services included in the program; we will have the right to increase its rates accordingly.
Check-in and check-out times are per international regulations.
Above is only an offer, need your acceptance to proceed with the reservation, subject to availability.
– Itinerary as specified (itinerary may differ from as published)
– Meet and greet in Pemba
– 4 nights’ islands and mainland hopping by dhow. Overnighst on island, river and beach camps.
– Services of experienced English and Portuguese speaking crew
– Non participation mobile camp
– All camping and catering equipment included for island camps (beds, sleeping bag, pillow and towel supplied)
– Use of kayaks
– Full board from dinner of the 1st day
– Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early kayak trips
– to the breakfast of the last day
– 3 nights at Ibo Island Lodge on a full board basis (excluding all drinks) in garden or historical rooms
– At Ibo : Guided historical and cultural tours of Ibo island, daily transfer to a private sandbank beach scheduled trip
– Light aircraft return transfer from Pemba to Ibo (15kg of soft luggage allowed)
International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
Porterage, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
Drinks, laundry, telephones and all other personal extras
Any sightseeing not mentioned on the itinerary
Extra meals and visits quoted separately
International travel and medical insurance
National park and community fees (15$ subjected to change)
Non mentioned activities and excursions, diving, boat trips, chartered fishing, motorized activities
Cost based on 2 pax travelling together
Travel Period: 1st – 10th Dec 2018
Please contact us for availabilities.
Please do note that weather patterns are not constant and it is impossible to always predict what the winds will do. All clients and agents must understand and accept that the itinerary has to remain entirely flexible, and may differ from that published.
This offer is not valid in August and from December 10th to January 7th 2019
Greetings at Pemba airport where you will board a light aircraft for a scenic flight over the islands and turquoise waters to Ibo.
Greetings and check in your luxury garden room at Ibo island lodge for 1 night.
Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and accommodates guests in beautifully simple, yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is on complete relaxation. It is also the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating island.
Probably the most compelling attraction in the Quirimbas, Ibo’s 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts make for a fascinating journey to an era long forgotten. The Ibo Island guided Experience (included) provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.
Ibo has been nominated for World Heritage Status to ensure the protection of its incredible culture and history. Undisturbed for centuries, Ibo has remained forgotten to the outside world
After breakfast, you will board the dhow to explore the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals. Jump in the warm waters and enjoy snorkelling. Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route.
A stop will be made on the southern tip of Matemo Island and you’ll get the chance to explore this part of the island.
Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area. In the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village getting to know the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide.
The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore.
Plenty of opportunities to swim, fish, snorkel, kayak in the most delightful surroundings.
Cruise back with the sunset to the camp at Matemo
In our opinion Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago and you will spend 2 nights there giving you a fantastic base from which to explore the area.
Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake it will provide you with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkeling.
The mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself!
After breakfast, you will cruise back to Ibo Island.
The Ibo Island guided experience provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.
You can also board the daily boat excursion to Ibo Island’s best kept secret… the sand bank beach. Practice water sports, cruise the Quirimbas archipelago, feast on sumptuous seafood, or indulge in luxury and tranquility.
Mangrove excursions, guided walks, communities’ visits, bird watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, culture, beach are to be enjoyed.
After breakfast, a scenic light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters will take to Pemba International airport. Continuation of your journey.
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