Ibo Island Lodge

cabo delgado province, mozambique

From $335/ night
  • air conditioning
  • bar / lounge
  • bath products
  • bedside lighting
  • ceiling fan
  • community pool
  • front desk
  • laundry
  • mosquito nets
  • restaurant
  • robes
  • running water - collected rainwater
  • shower
  • spa
  • towels
  • tree hanging chairs
  • turndown service
  • wardrobe
  • wi-fi
  • bird watching
  • diving
  • guided tours
  • island hopping
  • kayaking
  • massage
  • nature walks
  • picnic
  • safari tours
  • sailing
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • social and cultural visits
  • stargazing
  • sunrise / sunset cruises
  • yoga
  • Roof terrace restaurant and bar that serves cocktails under the stars
  • A private dining room features an enormous, solid-teak banquet table, perfect for a romantic dinner or a group celebrating a birthday or other special occasion in Mozambique.
  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Any cancellations made by a client must be in writing. After payment, any amendment or any change by a client to a reservation in whatever manner (date change, rerouting, etc.) constitutes a cancellation. In the event that the client cancels a reservation for whatever reason, the company shall charge an administration fee and the supplier may well also impose a cancellation fee, which could be up to 100% of the product price.

    Airline refunds will often take a minimum of 11 (eleven) weeks to process.

    • Please note cancellation fees will be levied in the event of cancellation as per the Reservation Terms and Conditions.
    • Should cancellation be received prior to 40 days before travel, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
    • Should cancellation be received 39 days prior to arrival date, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
    • These terms are enforced.

How Do I Get There?

You can easily connect to Ibo Island in northern Mozambique from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Pemba is in the Cabo Delgado Province and is the gateway to the Quirimbas Islands—just a short island hop away. There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Pemba and regular flights from Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi. At Pemba, you will be met by a representative of Ibo Island Lodge who will either escort you directly to the next light aircraft to the island or to the air-conditioned waiting room for your short flight to Ibo Island.

The light air craft transfer to Ibo is often the highlight. Flying low over the beautiful islands and clear turquoise waters, you can sometimes spot turtles and whales in season. Ibo Island waits hidden, approximately 25 minutes away.

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The stylish, simple and relaxed Ibo Island Lodge is located in the Quirimbas Archipelago. It offers all the ingredients for a once-in-a-lifetime Mozambique island holiday and a truly unique travel experience.

The lodge is situated on the Indian Ocean paradise of Ibo Island, just north of the small town of Pemba, Northern Mozambique. It is made up of three impressive mansions, each over 150 years old and all sensitively restored to their former glory. All of the 14 rooms are individually designed and have maintained their old charm with high ceilings, handcrafted four-poster beds and locally crafted furniture. There are three swimming pools, tropical gardens and the sound of palm trees in the breeze. It's a great choice for honeymooners and adventurers in search of something authentic, unique and real. Far from the crowded resorts, explore and discover an island lost in time. The waters surrounding Ibo Island host some of the most beautiful uninhabited islands and beaches in the archipelago. The sand bank beach that guests boat out to each day is truly stunning and offers a totally unique Mozambique beach experience.

Glamping Types

  • Lodges

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • large groups
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Setting

  • beach
  • eco-reserve
  • island
  • safari
  • tour / excursion

Total Accommodations

  • 14

Minimum Night Stay

  • N/A

Rates Based On

  • Per Person Sharing

Best time to visit

Open: Year-Round
Peak Season: August and December–January

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Accommodations

  • Ibo Lodge Rooms

    From $335/ night
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  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • bar / lounge
    • bath products
    • bedside lighting
    • ceiling fan
    • community pool
    • front desk
    • laundry
    • mosquito nets
    • restaurant
    • robes
    • running water - collected rainwater
    • shower
    • spa
    • towels
    • tree hanging chairs
    • turndown service
    • wardrobe
    • wi-fi
  • Experiences
    • bird watching
    • diving
    • guided tours
    • island hopping
    • kayaking
    • massage
    • nature walks
    • picnic
    • safari tours
    • sailing
    • scuba diving
    • snorkeling
    • social and cultural visits
    • stargazing
    • sunrise / sunset cruises
    • yoga
  • Dining Options
    • Roof terrace restaurant and bar that serves cocktails under the stars
    • A private dining room features an enormous, solid-teak banquet table, perfect for a romantic dinner or a group celebrating a birthday or other special occasion in Mozambique.
  • Policies
    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Any cancellations made by a client must be in writing. After payment, any amendment or any change by a client to a reservation in whatever manner (date change, rerouting, etc.) constitutes a cancellation. In the event that the client cancels a reservation for whatever reason, the company shall charge an administration fee and the supplier may well also impose a cancellation fee, which could be up to 100% of the product price.

      Airline refunds will often take a minimum of 11 (eleven) weeks to process.

      • Please note cancellation fees will be levied in the event of cancellation as per the Reservation Terms and Conditions.
      • Should cancellation be received prior to 40 days before travel, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
      • Should cancellation be received 39 days prior to arrival date, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
      • These terms are enforced.
  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    You can easily connect to Ibo Island in northern Mozambique from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Pemba is in the Cabo Delgado Province and is the gateway to the Quirimbas Islands—just a short island hop away. There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Pemba and regular flights from Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi. At Pemba, you will be met by a representative of Ibo Island Lodge who will either escort you directly to the next light aircraft to the island or to the air-conditioned waiting room for your short flight to Ibo Island.

    The light air craft transfer to Ibo is often the highlight. Flying low over the beautiful islands and clear turquoise waters, you can sometimes spot turtles and whales in season. Ibo Island waits hidden, approximately 25 minutes away.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Cruise Ibo Island

    The sand bank beach that guests boat out to each day is truly stunning and offers a totally unique Mozambique beach experience. Far from the crowded resorts, explore and discover an island lost in time. Dive, snorkel and dolphin safari among the surrounding reefs! There is even a private island escape!

  • The rooftop restaurant serves seafood and local dishes and cocktails, and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar or by the pool.

    Set amongst lush gardens planted with frangipani, bougainvillea and palm trees, three swimming pools beckon an escape. A great choice for honeymooners and adventurers in search of something authentic, unique and real.

  • January through to the end of March is considered to be the "green season". These are the hot and more humid months, where temperatures often pass 30 degrees and more. At this time, Ibo Island's weather is characterized by tropical showers, most often in the late afternoons or overnight (thus not impacting on guest activities).

    From April through to September, we experience the cooler, dry winter that Mozambique has to offer. This is believed to be the better period for travel and the prime time to travel to Mozambique. One can usually expect perfect tropical weather.

    During September and October, it remains dry as daytime temperatures climb, though it cools down at night. June to October brings great sightings of humpback whales on their migration routes past our shores.