Activities at Ibo Island Lodge
When spending time on your Mozambique vacation, one cannot let a day pass without experiencing the excitement of scuba diving, the rich biodiversity of the area, or the tranquility and serenity of the magnificent beaches.
Often described as one of the most romantic islands in the world, Ibo Island is characterised by sparkling coastlines, palm fringed beaches, turquoise waters, a kaleidoscope of coral reefs and a myriad of tropical bird species.
Spending time on this idyllic island paradise is indeed a memorable and special experience, unrivalled anywhere else in the world. Here guests will be able to dive, swim, snorkel, explore and photograph, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime.
Scuba Diving at Ibo Island Lodge, Quirimbas
Ibo Island Lodge offers an underwater playground for the casual diver and with some dramatic drop offs it will stimulate the more serious diver too. Undulating landscapes, a myriad of colours, tropical fish of all shapes and sizes, gentle currents, warm water and good visibility, all make for a perfect diving vacation.
Reefs, Walls, Wreck and Whales
Lighthouse dive site offers a sublime dive, starting at 10m this long wall drops down to 21m. Drift along a 1km long wall, observing huge coral tables, green tree coral, gardens of soft and hard coral with multi coloured tropical fish swimming all around, before slowly ascending to meet the boat.
Dive with dolphins and turtles from the Southern tip of Matemo. Search for the 100 year old wreck of an old coal steamer found just off a sandbank beach. Between July to September look for the migrating humpback whales, watch for their distinct long pectoral fins and knobbly head as they leap from the water. Listen for their haunting song as you dive on the pristine reefs, if you are lucky you may even see them under the water with you.
PADI Dive Courses
The resident diving instructor is available to begin your underwater adventure with courses designed for the complete beginner or to increase your knowledge and skills by conducting Adventure Dives to complete a PADI Advanced Diver certification.
The waters surrounding the island are home to a myriad of exotic fish, including Marlin, Sailfish, Mackerel and the famous Bonefish.
Kayaking and Mangrave Forest Excursion
This fully guided activity allows guests to explore the lush, fertile mangrove channels and learn about the ecosystem, as well as the fantastic bird and marine life of the area.
Sailing Dhow Safaris and Sunset CruisesEnjoy a memorable and romantic sunset cruise or day trip on a spectacular hand made traditional sailing dhow.
Cultural and Community Interaction
Another unique chance to experience and interact with the local community of the island. Several community projects are operated by the Ibo Island Lodge, aiming to achieve a long term means of generating an income for the community. These projects also aim to ensure the protection of sensitive ecosystems and biodiversity of the region.
Guided Ibo Island Tours
Participate in an incredible, emotional journey through the past of the Island, shrouded in tradition, culture and intrigue during your Mozambique vacation. These tours enable guests to experience the culture of Ibo, unaffected by the changes of the modern world, and interact with the friendly and hospitable locals. There is also the Ibo of today tour which offers guests a glimpse into the day of a life of an islander living on Ibo Island.
There is no better way to spend your Mozambique vacation than by soaking up the sun on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Quirimbas Archipelago.
Ibo is a haven of relaxation and tranquility. Relax at the pool, on the roof terrace, in a hammock or stroll down the endless beaches and let the peace and beauty of the area overwhelm your senses. Enjoy soothing and revitalizing Ibo massage treatments and let the healing power of expert professionals combined with stunning surroundings lull you into a state of complete bliss.
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