Africa Tours and Safaris
8 Days Ibo & Dhow Island Hopping Trip

Days 1 & 2: Arrive at the paranormal Ibo Island
You will be met at Pemba airport and transferred to Ibo Island Lodge by a light aircraft over the islands and turquoise waters. On arrival, you will visit the Ibo's 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts. Walk around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is on complete relaxation and a base from which to explore the Quirimbas Archipelago. On the following day, interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and a way of life that hasn’t changed for hundreds of years. In the afternoon, participate in an optional kayak excursion. Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge

Day 3: Dhow safari and a transfer to Darumba
After breakfast, board your traditional dhow and depart Ibo Island for your exploration into the Quirimbas Archipelago. The ancient art of traditional dhow travel has been practiced in this region for centuries. Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you as well as a host of local fishermen to meet and interact with along the way. The Darumba river mouth beckons and it is here where rural fishing villages dot the shore. Overnight at a campsite in the open Mozambique bush south of Darumba

Day 4: Head to the Southern tip of Matemo Island
Paddle into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to dive off and snorkel. We will stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island.

Day 5: En-route to Rolas
Have breakfast, continue onwards to little Rolas Island and its clear waters with excellent reefs to snorkel and a stunning white sandy peninsular to swim from. Local legend says the island is owned by the sacred, resident coconut crabs, the largest species of land crabs. If you dare and are lucky to find him go with “old man coconut crab” into the Rolas Coral Rock Forest to see some of the infamous crabs for you.

Day 6 & 7: Head to uninhabited Mogundula Island
In our opinion Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago which is why we spend 2 nights here giving you us a fantastic base from which to explore. Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake it provides us with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkeling en-route. We will set up our camp under the shade of trees and you have this magical uninhabited island to yourself! Overnight at the campsite

Day 8: Return to Pemba
After breakfast head south again and hugging the coastline bound for Mocojo on the mainland where you will transferred by vehicle to Pemba for your flight out.

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