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Price Guide
9 Nights - £3,650pp

Flight inclusive price from UK

Tour Info
  • International Flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Dhow Safari
  • Entrance fees

Dhow Sailing Safari

Dhow under full sail

Dhow under full sail

Sandbank lunch

Sandbank lunch

Mobile Safari Camping

Mobile Safari Camping

Aerial View Ibo Island Lodge

Aerial View Ibo Island Lodge

Dhows under sail

Dhows under sail


This is adventure safari travel at its best!

Enjoy this fully guided mobile island hopping dhow and kayak safari combined with a luxury island stay in Mozambique.

This adventurous Mozambique holiday includes 4 nights island hopping by dhow or kayak and 3 nights at the luxurious Ibo Island Lodge.

This is a trip ideal for families or groups of friends or even for a very special African honeymoon!

Combine with a few nights in South Africa’s Kruger National Park to make a superb, bush, beach and adventure holiday.

At a glance

  • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • 4 night Island Hopping Dhow Safari
  • 3 nights Ibo Island Lodge
  • Desert Island Camping
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Historic Ibo Island

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Johannesburg

Overnight flight from the UK to Johannesburg.

Day 2: Johannesburg

On arrival transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg for overnight.

Overnight Johannesburg.

Day 3: Johannesburg - Pemba

Transfer to the airport and fly to Pemba, with a road transfer to Mucojo (about 3 hours) and a dhow transfer to Mogundula Island.

Mogundula Island offers excellent bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and superb snorkeling.

The mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself!

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

Overnight mobile camp Mogundula Island. All meals included.

Day 4: Dhow Safari – Mogundula Island to Ulumbwa

Depart Mogundula for your exploration into the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel.

The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it’s here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore.

Overnight mobile camp Quirimbas Archipelago. All meals included.

Day 5: Day trip to Matemo Island:

Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en-route, but before enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area.

In the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village. Stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island and explore this part of the island and return to the camp at Ulumbwa.

Overnight mobile camp Ulumbwa. All meals included.

Day 6: Ulumbwa to Ibo Island

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.

Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms.

Historic colonial mansions have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant.

The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is on complete relaxation and a base from which to explore this fascinating island.

Overnight Ibo Island Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Ibo Island Lodge

Enjoy a tour of historic Ibo Island.

Overnight Ibo Island Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Ibo Island Lodge

Overnight Ibo Island Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 9: Ibo Island to Pemba - Johannesburg

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

Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight Johannesburg. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Johannesburg - UK

Fly from Johannesburg to the UK

Day 11: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK

Scheduled Dhow Cruise Departure Dates 2014:

  • 15 Feb
  • 08 Mar
  • 22 Mar
  • 29 Mar
  • 19 Apr
  • 10 May
  • 24 May
  • 14 Jun
  • 28 Jun
  • 12 Jul
  • 16 Aug
  • 06 Sep
  • 20 Sep
  • 11 Oct
  • 25 Oct
  • 15 Nov
  • 06 Dec
  • 13 Dec
  • 20 Dec



Dhow Safari Experience

The Mozambique dhow safari holidays are fully guided mobile island hopping safaris based on set scheduled departures.

Private dhow trips are also available for. The dhow safari is a superb way to discover some of the most beautiful islands in Mozambique by island hopping along the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Combine sea kayaking and dhow sailing and enjoy snorkelling over untouched corals.

The dhow is a 12 metre dhow with a professional guide and crew.

Accommodation on safari is in eco mobile camps on islands and beaches, with meals based on fresh seafood and island cuisine.

This is a real 'wow' experience and a superb way to enjoy an adventure holiday in Mozambique.

Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge offers luxurious accommodation and features three magnificently refurbished colonial-era mansions with high lofty ceilings and individually designed bedrooms.

The main building at Ibo features spacious verandahs, which are a lovely spot to enjoy a drink or just relax at any time of the day on a lounger with a book or magazine.

The gardens are a very nice feature at Ibo, as is the long infinity edged swimming pool over-looking the ocean.

9 night Dhow Safari & Luxury Island Lodge:

  • Price from £3,650 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

All of our Mozambique & South Africa Holidays are completely tailor-made and can be adjusted to suit your interests or budget.