- Highlights include
- Ibo Island and Vamizi Island
- All ages / Eco-traveller / Adventure camper
- Dhow sailing, Hobie catting, kayaking, diving, snorkelling, beach picnics
- Start / End
- Pemba (no international airfares included)
8 day Ibo Island and Vamizi Island Package
Think of an island holiday and you imagine freshly cooked seafood, white sandy beaches and snorkelling in azure seas – well, the 8 Day Ibo Island and Vamizi Island Package in Mozambique presents you with all of that and so much more.
The Quirimbas Archipelago in Northern Mozambique is an eco-travellers delight with its untouched islands and simply spectacular marine life. Ibo Island offers ancient history and culture alongside elegant king suite accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge, which overlooks a magnificent estuary. You can enjoy typical island and beach activities and let the magic of Ibo wash over you for three tranquil nights.
After an inter-island transfer you settle into your ocean facing villa on the beautiful Vamizi Island for four nights. This coral island is located at the edge of an ocean basin absolutely teeming with marine species including whale, dolphin and nesting turtle populations. Dive sites are beyond compare and really, a best kept secret. Enjoy many water sports and land activities while you soak up the exotic atmosphere!
Days 1 - 5: Johannesburg to Pemba And Ibo Island, Quirimbas Archipelago
Flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport to Pemba International Airport are operated by Air Mozambique three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), and by SA Airlink twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday).
When you arrive at Pemba Airport, a representative will be waiting for a meet and greet and to show you to your air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island. It is a 30 minute scenic flight over the southern islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago and National Park to Ibo Island. Ibo Island Lodge has a gracious charm with fully restored colonial buildings, deep verandas and a wonderful rooftop terrace.
Accommodation on Ibo Island Lodge
Your stay include return air transfers; accommodation in a sea facing king suite; all meals; a guided historical tour; daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; emergency medical evacuation.
The beautiful and relatively unchartered Quirimbas Archipelago is located in the Cabo Delgado Province of Northern Mozambique. This necklace of mostly deserted islands, offer some of the richest coral reefs in the world and a wonderful habitat for abundant marine life.
Nominated for World Heritage status, Ibo Island is truly unique! You can experience ancient history and culture, idyllic beaches and water sports as well as birding in the surrounding mangrove forests. Enjoy sumptuous seafood, romance, tranquility and luxury at Ibo Island Lodge!
Day 6 - 10: Vamizi Island (by Air Transfer)
An inter-island transfer operates between these two islands on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. You will be met at Vamizi airstrip and then taken on a road transfer to Vamizi Island Lodge, which takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. At Vamizi, relax in a beautiful ocean villa that has direct access to the stunning beach and warm seas.
Vamizi Island Lodge Accommodation: Your stay includes return air transfers; accommodation in a luxury ocean view villa; all meals; drinks (soft drinks, local beer, wine, basic spirits and bottled water); daily laundry service; guided activities including shore-based snorkelling and fishing, sea kayaking, walking trails, birding, beach picnics, dhow sailing, Hobie-Cat sailing and wind surfing.
Accommodation at Vamizi Island Lodge
Your stay includes return air transfers; Accommodation in luxury ocean view villa; All meals; Soft drinks, local beer, wine, basic spirits and bottled water; Daily laundry service; Guided activities including shore– based snorkelling, shore – based fishing, sea kayaking, birding, walking trails, beach picnics, dhow sailing, windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing.
Vamizi Island is shaped like a whale and fringed with near perfect white sandy beaches – the domain of Coconut crabs and over 100 turtles that nest on the shores year after year.
The wild and indigenous bush interior is home to Samango Monkeys and around 112 tropical bird species. This special environment is preserved and protected by the Vamizi Island Project.
Day 11: Return to Pemba by Air Transfer
Your Mozambique island vacation comes to an end with an air transfer from Vamizi Lodge to Pemba Airport. Flights on Air Mozambique from Pemba to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport depart three times a week on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. SA Airlink flies the same route on a Wednesday and Saturday.
The above itinerary does not include international flights. For details on all flight schedules, flight quotes and any assistance with bookings, please contact a Siyabona Consultant.
- Meet and greet service in Pemba
- Air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island
- 3 nights at Ibo Island Lodge in a King Suite (sea facing)
- All meals
- Guided Historic Tour
- Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach
- Medical evacuation
- Inter-island air transfer from Ibo to Vamizi
- 4 nights at Vamizi Island Lodge in an Ocean View Villa
- All meals
- Drinks (water, coffee, tea, cold drinks, beers, house wines & house spirits)
- Daily laundry service
- Guided activities (incl. shore based fishing & snorkelling)
- Beach picnics
- Walking trails
- Sea kayaking
- Dhow sailing
- Wind surfing
- Hobie-Cat sailing
- Air transfer from Vamizi Island to Pemba
- International flights (schedules and rates on request)
- Additional activities, meals, drinks
- Items of a personal nature and gratuities