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Ibo Island Lodge

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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.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

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.


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

Available Rooms

Garden Facing

# Rooms:

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.

Sea Facing

# Rooms:

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.


# Rooms:

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.


GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -12.195598

Longitude: 40.36163


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.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


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 Park in Mozambique: Runner-up Ibo Island Lodge
  • Best Value Safari Property: Runner-up Ibo Island Lodge.