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4 Nights of Island Camping, 3 nights at Ibo Island Luxury resort 
Paddle around deserted islands stopping for a break and adventures on white beaches. Paddle your way into pristine mangrove swamps and river mouths where unusual creatures live, unaffected by people. Sit back at night when your crew lights the fire, grills the lobster and pours the wonderful wine. Sleep under the stars in an eco fly tent and awake to the sounds of the waves lapping nearby.
Paddling distances can vary and time can be spent paddling off the support vessel, if weather conditions require this. Your hosting team is vastly experienced and know the islands like the back of their hand. Longer expedition style paddling trips are especially popular with groups and can be arranged on request.
Kayakers also have the option of joining set date departures – the standard itinerary includes 4 night’s island hopping and 3 nights at the lodge. These trips are ideal for families or groups of friends and make the most spectacular honeymoon!

Days 1: Pemba to Ibo Island


A scenic light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you from Pemba International Airport to Ibo Island Lodge.


Probably the most compelling attraction in the Quirimbas, Ibo’s 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts make for a fascinating journey to an era long forgotten. The Ibo Island guided experience (included) provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years.  Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.

Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms.  Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is a mix between guided activities and relaxation and a base from which to explore fascinating Ibo Island

Ibo Island lodge (L,D)

All drinks to clients own expense.



Day 2: Ibo Island to Matemo


Depart Ibo Island for your exploration north into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel.
Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route, in the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village getting to know the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide. You stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island and explore this part of the island.

Island Camping (BLD)

All drinks to client’s own expense.



Day 3: Day trip to Ulumbwa Estuary


The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. Your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa. Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area. Returning to our camp at Matemo.

Island Camping (BLD)

All drinks to client’s own expense.



Days 4 & 5: Mogundula Island


Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago which is why you spend 2 nights here giving you a fantastic base from which to explore. Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake it provides you with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkelling.  The mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself!

Day trip by dhow to the Pangane Peninsula or similar and/or Macaloe Island from camp.

Island Camping (BLD)

All drinks to client’s own expense.



Day 6 & 7: Mogundula to Ibo Island


Your last 2 days are spent in luxury again at Ibo Island where you will have time to savour your island adventures. 

Ibo Island Lodge (BLD)

All drinks to client’s own expense.



Day 8: Ibo Island to Pemba for flight out


Depart by light aircraft in time to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg on South African Airways.




Type of Safari

Custom Itinerary
for singles, couples, families & groups


Accommodation style

Camping & Luxury



7 nights/8 days







  • Accommodation

  • Return Flights from Pemba to Ibo Island

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

  • Non-motorised water sport activities/equipment 

  • Emergency medical evacuation. 



  • International/domestic flights 

  • Airport taxes (if applicable)

  • Visas

  • All beverages

  • Laundry

  • Motorised water sports

  •  All un-specified activities

  • Gratuity



from $2 995 2016

Pemba Ibo return $455


Why Choose Us?

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