Ibo Island Mozambique

Ibo Island Ibo Island lies in the Quirimbas Archipelago of northern Mozambique. Ibo dates back to the early 1600's, and has a fascinating history of slaves, pirates and ivory trading recently nominated for world heratige status Ibo has been described as one of the most unique and atmospheric islands in the world.



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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.

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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.

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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 castaway picnic.

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.