Ibo Island Mozambique
The mystery, the magic, the culture and beauty of Ibo Island
beckons. It’s an African Island you probably never heard of.
Ibo Island is impossible to box, impossible to label. Ibo Island
Lodge is a place people visit, and would not leave, if given half
the chance. Built with the community, today either directly or indirectly,
the lodge benefits a large part of Ibo's population. Here your visit
really does make a difference.
Situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, it is
a perfect honeymoon destination offering the ultimate romantic escape.
Spend long lazy days lounging in your sea facing room, enjoy snorkeling
and a trip to the exclusive sandbank beach. At night enjoy a private
dinner by the poolside or even in bed.
The people of Ibo seem weaved together, religion and culture being
the distinct threads. The warm hearted friendliness of the people
is the first thing that strikes you when you arrive.
The people of Ibo are charismatic characters! Pride in their
island seems to burst from within them and they are not shy to share
all they know with visitors.
The people of Ibo are Kimwani speaking, a language closely related
to Swahili and meaning ‘the language spoken by four peoples
- namely Swahili, Jawa, Nyanga, and Macua. Up to 20 percent of the
population of Ibo are also able to speak Portuguese.
Ibo Island is approximately 3500 people strong. 99% of the island
is Muslim, because of the strong Arab influences in Mozambique’s
history. In addition to that, Mozambique tribal customs are still
respected and practiced daily.
Whether it's thrill or chill your seek, Ibo Island hosts an activity
for every intention. Why wait for your ship to come in? Swim out
to it on our ship wreck snorkel excursion.
Experience Ibo's oceanic wonderland, go diving. Diving spots in the region
offer shallow sites for the casual diver and dramatic drops for the more
serious. Spend a day on Mogundula Island, an uninhabited island, for a
Kayak through the largest mangrove forest in Africa, just off our doorstep.
Difficult to choose between being whisked to a deserted sandbank beach,
or, snorkeling amongst dolphins?
Keen to learn more about the islands magical culture and heritage? Then
you will love the famous and fully guided Ibo experiences. Ibo Island
have daily sand bank beach excursions and guided tours as well.