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					                                                                  Ibo Island Lodge Central Reservations:
                                                                              C/O Journey In Style

                                                                                 Suite C6, Westlake Square
                                                                                   7966, Cape Town,
                                                                                      South Africa
                                                                                  Tel: 27 21 702 02 85
                                                                                  Fax: 27 21 702 06 92
                                                                              reservations@iboisland.com
                                                                                  www.iboisland.com



ACTIVITIES

Ibo Island has been described as one of the most romantic islands in the world, but for all its
tranquility and ambience Ibo Island also offers a diverse range of activities and experiences.
Combine pristine beach and marine activities with authentic Mozambique culture and historical
experiences and you have a unique Mozambican island holiday that enables you to be as active or as
relaxed as you wish. Ibo Island Lodge provides a host of activities to keep the most diverse interests
occupied. Here are but a few of them:

Beach bliss, Birding, Community Interaction, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Darts, Dolphins, Exploring,
Food, Dhow Safaris, Guided Historical Tours, Inspiration, Kayaking, Learning, Mangrove Forrest
Excursions, Massage, Photography, Relaxation, Romance, Running, Sailing, Shopping, Snorkeling,
Star Gazing, Sunset Cruises, Sundowners, Swimming, Sun tanning, Walks, Whales (seasonal)
Wildlife, Yawn!

Looking for an activity not listed here? Contact us.

Beach Bliss and snorkel: (complementary)

Ibo’s beach secret is a private sand spit beach reached only by boat and included daily in the rate.
secrets. A short motorised boat trip or longer sailing dhow trip takes
you a sandbank beach surrounded by sea and usually totally private with the odd local dhow sailing
past.

Here you are free to enjoy the clear waters perfect for swimming and relaxing. There is a transfer
to this beach each day included in the rate. The time of the transfer is dependent on the tides
and the weather.
Snorkeling off the sandbank is very good. All snorkeling gear is provided, however you are welcome
to bring your own. Dolphins and turtles are regularly spotted en-route.

Ibo Of Today Guided Experience: (complementary)

Ibo Island Lodge offers Ibo as a personal discovery for everyone who visits and the chance to
interact with the friendly people of Ibo and really understand their unique culture. A guided walk
into the villages of Ibo reveals the day-to-day life of the Kimwani people. Discover how Muslim and
African traditions have blended to create a way of life unique to Ibo. Visit the local witch doctor,
meet some of the islanders, get an “Ibo face-mask” or even enjoy a game of football!

Historical Ibo Guided Experience: (complementary)

A guided journey recounting the history of Ibo and introducing Ibo Island of today. Guided historical
and cultural activities enable guests to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Ibo and a rare
chance to understand this unchanged lifestyle.Once Mozambique’s mighty trading centre, Ibo Island
has remained all but forgotten to the outside world for almost a century. Wandering around this
colonial little town amongst old forts and ancient romantic buildings you can feel the history and
fascinating stories crunching under your feet. ‘How did all this come to be here, so far away from
anything else’?


                             C/O Journey In Style cc reg. 2002/074142/23
                   Suite C6, Westlake Square, 7966, Cape Town, South Africa
                           Tel: 27 21 702 02 85 Fax: 27 21 706 02 92
                                  reservations@iboisland.com
                                                                  Ibo Island Lodge Central Reservations:
                                                                              C/O Journey In Style

                                                                                 Suite C6, Westlake Square
                                                                                   7966, Cape Town,
                                                                                      South Africa
                                                                                  Tel: 27 21 702 02 85
                                                                                  Fax: 27 21 702 06 92
                                                                              reservations@iboisland.com
                                                                                  www.iboisland.com



Guided sea kayak excursion into the mangroves

One of our most popular excursions and a chance to navigate the winding, peaceful channels in one
of the largest mangrove forests in Africa. Guests kayak deep into Ibo’s lush, fertile mangrove
channels to understand more about Ibo’s precious ecosystem and the wide array of bird and marine
life it supports.


Snorkelling excursion to the wreck

Discover the underwater paradise that surrounds Ibo Island – either by boat or traditional dhow and
snorkel some of the best soft corals in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Weather and tide dependent

Traditional Sailing Dhow excursion
Dhow travel is one of the most traditional and ancient ways of travelling the archipelago. The last
sea faring dhow expedition sailed from India to Ibo Island in 1969! Enjoy relaxing on a traditional
Quirimbas sailing dhow with a picnic lunch on Matemo Island or similar. Sunsets are usually a
legendary pink, red and orange affair on Ibo Island and a sunset cruise gives you the chance to
photograph mother natures spectacle against the back drop of historic Ibo whilst sipping a cocktail
or two out in the bay.

Guided nature & bird walk and picnic

Ibo sits in a breathtakingly beautiful and unique location surrounded by Indian ocean and coral
reefs, the Quirimbas National Park and one of the largest groves of mangroves in Africa. A guided
walk is one of the best ways to discover Ibo’s varied flora and fauna and outstanding bird life. Early
to mid morning or later in the afternoons is best recommended when it is generally cooler for
walking. Walks can be tailor made to suit your specific interests and are arranged with your guide
the day before.

Quirimba Island Adventure

For the adventurous a one and a half hour walk takes us through the mangroves to the fascinating
neighboring Quirimba island. Explore the village and churches and then travel home leisurely by
boat through the canal cut by the slaves in the eighteenth century (boat travel is available both
ways).

Ibo Massage treatments
Massage is culturally inspired and can include traditional body scrubs prepared using Ibo coarse sea
salt, and zesty lemon grass grown locally as part of the lodges garden project. The characteristic
Ibo Island mussiro ‘white face mask’ is utilised. Traditionally made from the bark of a tree and
painted onto the face using a coconut husk brush, the gentle paste ensures skin is protected from
the sun and when removed leaves skin silky soft. The Mussiro mask is typically traditional to
northern Mozambique and is the exotic and beautiful mask that many of the Ibo women wear daily.




                             C/O Journey In Style cc reg. 2002/074142/23
                   Suite C6, Westlake Square, 7966, Cape Town, South Africa
                           Tel: 27 21 702 02 85 Fax: 27 21 706 02 92
                                  reservations@iboisland.com
                                                                 Ibo Island Lodge Central Reservations:
                                                                             C/O Journey In Style

                                                                                Suite C6, Westlake Square
                                                                                  7966, Cape Town,
                                                                                     South Africa
                                                                                 Tel: 27 21 702 02 85
                                                                                 Fax: 27 21 702 06 92
                                                                             reservations@iboisland.com
                                                                                 www.iboisland.com



Private lunch on Mogundula Island
Probably one of the most beautiful islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago is yours to explore. Enjoy
total privacy on this uninhabited tropical paradise island with white secluded sand spit beach, and
sleep off a lunch under the shade of the coconut tree’s. Mogundula lies north of Ibo and is
accessible weather and tide dependent by power boat transfer. This excursion has to be planned in
advance and pre booked.

Bicycle hire

Ibo Island is flat it’s a pleasure to peddle around the island at your own pace and explore further
parts of Ibo not reached on the guided walks.




                            C/O Journey In Style cc reg. 2002/074142/23
                  Suite C6, Westlake Square, 7966, Cape Town, South Africa
                          Tel: 27 21 702 02 85 Fax: 27 21 706 02 92
                                 reservations@iboisland.com

				
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