Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa’s “hippest” holiday destinations thanks to its endless beaches, excellent dive spots, lively cities, and magical offshore islands just waiting to be hopped on!
With over 2500km of coastline, you never have to worry about sharing your spot on the beach with other travellers in Mozambique, and with both the Bazaruto and the Quirimbas Archipelagos to sail your island hopping adventures can go on forever.
Mozambique is still relatively unspoilt when it comes to tourism, and as such, most of the idyllic hideaways and luxury retreats actively promote sustainable tourism to ensure that the local communities benefit from our visit.
One such resort is the Ibo Island Lodge, one of the Quirimbas Islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of northern Mozambique. During the lodge build, Ibo also built a community school, which became the centre of numerous community schemes for the local people, providing training in tourism and hospitality.
Located in a prime waterfront position, Ibo Island Lodge offers travellers a unique and authentic Mozambican holiday experience, and when combined with a Dhow Island Hopping Safari in the Quirimbas Archipelago, this really is a holiday of a lifetime.
Ibo Island Lodge is the only operator in Mozambique to offer fully guided island hopping tours for adventurous travellers. While not 5-star, these fantastic tours aboard a traditional wooden dhow allow you to sleep under stars on an uninhabited tropical island, eat freshly caught seafood prepared by your crew, and snorkel off deserted white sandbanks in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa!
After 4-nights of island hopping, you return to the lodge for three further nights of rest and relaxation… Sound like a dream holiday to you? Me too!
All photos courtesy of Ibo Island Lodge – http://www.iboisland.com