South African Hotels

Ibo Island Lodge

Address
Quirimbas Archipelago National Park
Northern Mozambique
Southern Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Beach, Family, Leisure
US $430.00SINGLE RATE
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Set on the oceanfront on Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique, Southern Africa, the Ibo Island Lodge provides some of the most authentic, unique and luxurious accommodation in the country. Three historical mansions, each of which is over one hundred and fifty years old, have been beautifully restored to their former glory accommodating guests in a most magnificent, tropical setting.

The beach resort's 14 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans to ensure comfort in the warm, tropical weather. Each of the hotel rooms has been individually designed featuring elegant pillars, coral and lime walls, tall ceilings as well as solid teak beams.

The lodge is set among the blossoming gardens lie the colorful Frangipani, Bougainvillea and palm trees where guests can take a welcoming uplifting swim in one of the resort's three swimming pools. The Bela Vista lounge offers the most incredible views over the bay during the high tide while the private dining room provides a large and solid banqueting table suitable for romantic dinners or even group gatherings. The chefs at this Resort are famous for their award-winning dining menu including fresh seafood complemented by tropical sunsets and dreamy views.

Accommodation

Guests have the choice of various room types which include the Garden Facing Rooms, the Sea Facing Rooms as well as the Historical Rooms. Morning tea and coffee brought to the room, an iced water flask in the room as well as a romantic petal turn down for couples and honeymooners are only some of the special services provided which guests may enjoy.

Room types:

  • Garden Facing Rooms
  • Sea Facing Rooms
  • Historical Rooms.

The rooms provide convenient amenities and features in order for guests to enjoy a most relaxed setting. En-suite bathrooms with marble showers, exclusive teak and mahogany furniture combined with brass and antique original fittings offer a luxurious retreat for guests.

Hotel room features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Garden or sea views
  • Veranda
  • En-suite bathrooms with marble showers
  • Twin basins
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings
  • Exclusive guest amenities.

Facilities

The three restored historical mansions at the Ibo Island Lodge feature the hotel rooms which offer wide verandas from with stunning views. In the rooftop restaurant, guests may enjoy award winning cuisine in the most beautiful, tropical setting. The 16 meter rim flow swimming pool offers fun, relaxation and refreshment during the warm afternoons. The lush gardens of the resort which are home to beautiful bird life invite for leisurely strolls.

Facilities:

  • Restored historical mansions
  • Verandas with views
  • Rooftop restaurant
  • 17 meter rim flow swimming pool
  • Tropical gardens.

Activities

Guests may enjoy a wide range of activities ranging from the most relaxing spa treatments in a tranquil setting to the most thrilling scuba diving trips. During the guided Ibo Island tours, guests have the unique opportunity to discover the culture and tradition of the locals as well as the historical architecture.

Activities:

  • Spa treatments
  • Birding Safari and Nature Walk
  • Island Hopping Safaris
  • Dolphin Safaris
  •  Island Day Tour
  • Beach Excursion
  • Guided Yesterday Tour
  • Guided Today Tour
  • Scuba Diving
  • Trip to Sandbank Beach
  • Guided sandbank snorkeling
  • Guided historical and experience
  • Interactive tour of lodge school

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Lounge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Restaurants

Dining

The Bela Vista roof deck features the lodge's restaurant where guests enjoy refreshing sundowners and after dinner drinks under the clear, star studded sky.  Magnificent sunsets can be admired from the restaurant where the talented chefs are renowned for their award-winning menu and fresh seafood.

Birding Safari and Nature Walk

This Lodge is surrounded by the Ocean and is situated near one of Africa’s largest mangrove forests.  With its magnificent floral kingdom, this is an island ideal for watching birds. Whether guests are dedicated ornithologists or amateur bird-watchers, they will be able to admire the great wealth of beautiful and rare birds in Mozambique.  Ibo Island is home to over 702 different bird species, 9 of these being threatened.

Visitors at the tropical gardens of the lodge:

  • Goliath Herons
  • Fish Eagles
  • Egrets
  • Sunbirds
  • Flamingo’s and Pelicans
  • Wood peckers
  • lilac breasted Roller.
Tours & Excursions
  • Quirimbus Island Day Tour
  • Dolphin Safari
  • Guided Ibo of Yesterday Tour
  • Guided Ibo of Today Tour
  • Trip to Mongundula Island
  • Island Hopping Safaris
Scuba Diving

The diving spots found around this Island provide shallow areas for the casual diver and dramatic drops for the more experienced divers. Magnificent underwater landscapes, beautiful rainbow marine fish combined with the gentle warm currents make scuba diving a world in its own right.

Spa treatments
  • Full Body Massage with coconut oil (60min)
  • Back and Foot Massage with coconut oil (45min)
  • Musiro Face Treatment (30min)
  • Musiro Hand & Foot treatment (20min).
Ibo Beach Excursion - Ilhas Quirimbas

One of the nicest beaches in the Quirimbas Archipelago can be accessed from Ibo Island, one of the islands best kept secrets.  The time of the transfer depends on tides, weather and other activities planned each day.  Turtles and dolphins are regularly seen from the boat along the way.

  • Bar
  • Garden Terrace
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Housekeeping service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Garden Facing

# Rooms:
4

The resort features four Garden Rooms, namely Juwa (sun), Brubuletta (butterfly) Tataruga (turtle) and Makonde (The Makonde tribe is famous for their wood carvings).  Situated in the garden, these rooms feature twin beds as well as air conditioning. The spacious verandas offer comfortable chairs from where the sunshine and the bird life can be enjoyed to the fullest. The Niassa dip pool lies only a few steps away.  

These rooms are especially liked by are groups of friends, families traveling with children as well as honeymooners.  The Brubuletta Garden Room is ideal for an unforgettable beach island honeymoon with its unique coral outside shower, its king size 4 poster bed as well as its  welcoming day bed on the wide veranda.

Garden Room features:

  • Twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Set in the garden
  • Verandah
  • En-suite marble showers
  • Twin basins
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings
  • Exclusive guest amenities.
Single Room US $430
Double Room US $610

Sea Facing

# Rooms:
10

The rooms have king size 4 poster king size carved bed which is draped in romantic mosquito netting. The high ceilings have teak beams. The rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans which cool the rooms on hot summer nights. The wide veranda offers comfortable plantation chairs with stylish cushions.  This rooms have great sea views. At low tide, guests are welcome to walk out onto the sand banks among the flamingos.

  • Niassa Mansion: Both rooms located at the Niassa Mansion and they great rooms for honeymooners.
  • Bela Vista Mansion: Ngalawa is in the Bela Vista Mansion, it has a large veranda and it is close to the lodge.

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Twin basins and bath
  • Large marble shower
  • Exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioned
  • Teak and mahogany furniture
  • Chest’ safe with lock
  • Brass and antique original fittings.
Single Room US $460
Double Room US $670

Historical

# Rooms:
2

Both of the island resort's historical rooms share the shady back veranda which looks the gardens, palm trees and onto the small dip swimming pool which is perfect for cooling off during the warm afternoons.

Kixewa Room

This room is one of two historical rooms which overlook the garden and offers a king size bed with a mosquito net cover. This room type also offers a small lounge, which can accommodate up to two small children in an inter-leading room.

Luwa Room

The largest and most popular room, namely Luwa, is equipped with a beautiful carved 4 poster king size bed as well as an Indian trunk to store valuables. It features a lounge area and a hand crafted mahogany cupboard. Its en-suite bathroom has a large marble shower, twin basins as well as an outside shower.

Single Room US $430
Double Room US $610

Ibo Island Lodge Specials

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Set on the oceanfront on Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique, Southern Africa, the Ibo Island Lodge provides some of the most authentic, unique and luxurious accommodation in the country. Three historical mansions, each of which is over one hundred and fifty years old, have been beautifully restored to their former glory accommodating guests in a most magnificent, tropical setting.

Spend a magical 5 night stay at the Ibo Island Lodge and only pay for  4 nights. This offer is valid 7 January - 31 July 2016 and 1 September - 10 December 2016.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Teas, Coffees and Bar snacks, Guided Cultural & Historical tours, Non-motorised water sports, Unguided kayaking, Transfer to famous sand bank beach, Mozmbique VAT
     

 

 

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid until 7 January - 31 July & 1 September - 10 December 2016
  • Subject to availability
  • Minimum 5 night stay
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Jump on board our brand new Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran for your private diving charter to St Lazarus Banks and the Quirimba’s. Your floating hotel on the ocean offers your dive group plenty of space in 3 cabins, a large main saloon, decks and trampolines.  

Spend 3 nights scuba diving at Dive Quirimbas, Ibo Island Lodge’s on-site PADI dive centre. It is all about entering another universe of wild underwater landscapes where rainbow fish swim. Find diverse corals at the light house and swim along a long one kilometre wall to see mind-boggling marine wildlife.    
Your 2 nights at St Lazarus Bank will stun you. This is the epitome of a liveaboard diving charter – dive the underwater mountain, about 30 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, then marvel at the stars at night. Become part of the game fish feeding frenzy if you book when the Mantis Shrimps are mating.   

Destinations:

  • Ibo Island Lodge – 3 nights 
  • St Lazarus Banks – 2 nights (on-board yacht)


Enjoy:

  • Dive Quirimbas resident Padi dive instructor offering scuba diving courses for beginners and pro divers
  • Unique mobile island hopping dive charters
  • Diving with dolphins as part of a sublime ocean adventure
  • Seeing the predators arrive at St Lazarus Banks to devour mating Mantis Shrimps


Arrive in Pemba for the dive experience of a lifetime. Blend Ibo Island history and luxury with St Lazarus Banks’ wild ocean flavor where only qualified pro divers can explore such depths. Look out for huge Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Grouper and Jobfish. Dive with dolphins. Enjoy seafood under the stars.

Rates:

  • 2 pax: US$2995 per person sharing 
  • 3 pax: US$2340 per person sharing 
  • 4 pax: US$1960 per person sharing
  • 5 pax: US$1760 per person sharing 
  • 6 pax: US$1580 per person sharing 

Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016  

Included in the rate:

2 nights Ibo Island Lodge, 2 nights Yacht Charter (Lazarus Banks), 1 night Ibo Island Lodge    

Day 1: Fly from Johannesburg to Pemba* Meet and greet in Pemba Light air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island* Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge (Stay includes: Accommodation in Garden Facing or Historical rooms; All meals; Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; Medical evac)

Day 2: Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge 2 local dives Full Day charter (8 hours) incl One x 18ft Motor Boats/Skiffs

Day 3: Start of Yacht Charter to St. Lazarus Banks Overnight on Yacht (Full use of main motor yacht; Full use of one x 18ft motor skiffs with outboard engines, radios, fish finders and safety gear; Tender boat with outboard; 3 cabins for up to 6 guests; All linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels); Skipper and crew; Full board accommodation - Breakfast, lunch, dinner; Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics; All onboard equipment and facilities at no extra cost - activities are FREE; Fishing and use of onboard gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to); Snorkeling and equipment, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards; Use of on board motorised tenders with outboard; Island visits and excursions; Fuel for tenders and main engines; Water, gas and consumables)  

Day 4: Overnight on Yacht Unlimited diving at Lazarus Banks

Day 5: Yacht charter to Ibo Island  Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge

Day 6: Light air transfer from Ibo Island to Pemba* Fly from Pemba to Johannesburg*  

*Above package does not include international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers

Excluded from the rate:

  • Package does not include international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers
  • Items not mentioned to be be included

Terms and Conditions:

  • *NB: Serious scuba divers are encouraged to bring their own soft gear where possible as the on board gear is for casual divers and backup use. There is a PADI dive centre on Ibo Island, should you need to rent dive gear 
  • Activity Gear Deposits The yacht is kitted out with about R 250,000 worth of activity equipment from a large selection of fishing rods, reels and tackle, to scuba gear, snorkel gear, kayaks and SUPs and motor support vessels. However we do ask for a USD 1000 refundable Activity Gear Deposit to cover the loss or damage of gear during the charter.  This will be refunded at the end of the cruise. 
  • The cost per person for light aircraft transfer is as follows:  Pemba to Ibo Island: US$235 per person one way Ibo Island to Pemba: US$220 per person one way Return flights: US$455 per person (not included in the package)
  • This is a 5 night package
  • Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016
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A yachting holiday in the outstanding Quirimbas Archipelago islands will be the best decision you make all year. Sailing on board our new Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran into these remote islands, off northern Mozambique, will take you into a thrilling diving paradise.  
Book a special private charter / lodge hopping package to Ibo Island, St Lazarus Banks and Vamizi Island. Appreciate wondrous settings, white beaches and sparkling clear blue seas! Take time to view the maze of phenomenal drop-offs and diverse coral species in the Quirimbas underwater wonderland.  

Mozambique Yacht Safaris knows what all keen fisherman want from an expedition to St Lazarus Banks.  We try to offer the best of everything, from world class service, state of the art technology and facilities to new fishing gear and tackle and our top of the range yacht. Yes, our Maxim 400 Cat sails in tandem with two 18-foot centre consoles, fully rigged for your pro fishing experience.

DESTINATION

  • Ibo Island Lodge – 2 nights
  • Vamizi Island - 2 nights (on-board yacht)
  • St Lazarus Banks – 3 nights (on-board yacht)  


ENJOY  

  • Exploring the best of the Quirimba’s islands in their remote beauty
  • Trying the 12 dives off the tiny island of Medjumbe where sloping reef walls harbour amazing fish like Angelfish, Triggerfish, Sweet lips and Puffer fish
  • Seeing some of the 46 different types of coral and more than 400 species of fish around Vamizi Island
  • Diving Neptune’s Arm, one of the top 10 dive sites on the planet, and the fascinating Metundo Canyon, a world class reef system that rises about 100 metres from the water 
  • Stunning luxurious lodge where sunset and seafood meals make your vacation the best ever.    

Lodge hopping the Quirimba’s Archipelago from a luxury yacht ensures your vacation made in heaven. Explore untouched pristine islands & chic eco villas. Fish and dive the legendary St Lazarus Banks with its splendid underwater biodiversity. Hook a tuna, appreciate sightings of Moray Eels, Sting rays, Barracudas & Kingfish. Sip sunset cocktails.   
 
Rates:

  • 2 pax: US$8260 per person sharing
  • 3 pax: US$5895 per person sharing
  • 4 pax: US$4710 per person sharing
  • 5 pax: US$4000 per person sharing
  • 6 pax: US$3530 per person sharing   

Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016

Included in the rate:

2 nights Ibo Island Lodge, 5 nights Yacht Charter (Lazarus Banks, Medjumbe, Metundo and Vamizi)    
 
Day 1: Fly from Johannesburg to Pemba* Meet and greet in Pemba Light air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island* Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge (Stay includes: Accommodation in Garden Facing or Historical rooms; All meals; Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; Medical evac)

Day 2: Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge Full Day charter (8 hours) incl Two x 18ft Motor Boats/Skiffs Day 3: Start of Yacht Charter to St. Lazarus Banks  
Overnight on Yacht (Full use of main motor yacht; Full use of Two x 18ft motor skiffs with outboard engines, radios, fish finders and safety gear; Tender boat with outboard; 3 cabins for up to 6 guests; All linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels); Skipper and crew; Full board accommodation - Breakfast, lunch, dinner; Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics; All onboard equipment and facilities at no extra cost - activities are FREE; Fishing and use of onboard gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to); Snorkeling and equipment, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards; Use of on board motorised tenders with outboard; Island visits and excursions; Fuel for tenders and main engines; Water, gas and consumables)

Day 4: Yacht charter to Medjumbe region and Tambuzi Overnight on Yacht

Day 5: Yacht charter to Metundo en-route to Vamizi Overnight on Yacht Unlimited fishing the Metundo Canyon and Vamizi

Day 6: Overnight on Yacht

Day 7: Overnight on Yacht

Day 8: Yacht charter to Ibo Island  Light air transfer from Ibo Island to Pemba* Fly from Pemba to Johannesburg

*Above package does not include international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers

Excluded from the rate:

  • international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers
  • Items not mentioned to be included

Terms and Conditions:

  • Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016  
  • The cost per person for light aircraft transfer is as follows:  Pemba to Ibo Island: US$235 per person one way Ibo Island to Pemba: US$220 per person one way Return flights: US$455 per person
  • This is a 7 night package
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -12.195598

Longitude: 40.36163

Directions

There are daily flights from the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport (South Africa) to Vilanculos International Airport which connect well with the major international flights to Europe.

The flying time from Johannesburg is 2 hours on a 42 seat ATR aircraft. On Tuesdays and Fridays these flights collect passengers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), with an onward flying time of just 1 hour. This facilitates an effortless beach and bush experience.

There are also regular flights on Travelmax from Lanseria northern Johannesburg, LAM from OR Tambo, Lanseria and Maputo, and on Swazi Airlines connecting with Matsapha and Durban. Visas are available on arrival. Airport taxes are charged at the airport, US Dollars, South African Rands and Meticals are accepted.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Awards

At the Safari Awards, Ibo Island Lodge in Mozambique was awarded the prestigious Best Marine Property in Africa runner up position.

In the Mozambique country section, this beach holiday destination also received the following awards:

  • Best Mobile Safari Operator: Winner Ibo Island Lodge Dhow Safaris
  • Best Community focused Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Marine Safari Property: Winner Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Safari property in Mozambique: Runner up Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Value Safari Property: Runner up Ibo Island Lodge.
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