What used to be the very popular stopover - Bela Vista Lodge; is now the equally popular and beautifully renovated colonial-style Ibo Island Lodge, which opened in December 2006. The century-old buildings have been restored in keeping with the long and colourful history of Ibo Island, with influences from the Arab, Indian, and European presence on the island.
Ibo Island Lodge encompasses three magnificent mansions; each over a century old with walls a metre thick and high, lofty ceilings. The lodge offers a unique island experience with nine luxury air-conditioned and en-suite rooms. Each one is individual and in keeping with the wonderful majestic aura of the island, and the wide verandas are adorned with mahogany and teak day beds, carved by some of the island's most skilled artists and decorated with cushions covered in vibrant fabrics.
Ibo is a truly magical island and lodge guests can get lost in the alluring history of the island, watch the experienced silversmiths at work, explore the old fortresses, relax by one of the lodge's two pools, or sit back in one of the comfy swinging settees and enjoy the peaceful gardens with a good book. For the more energetic, Ibo Island is set in the third largest mangrove forest in the world, which just calls for exploration from the perfect vantage point of the kayaks on offer to guests with nothing to hear but a myriad of birds communicating with each other.
Snap the perfect photo in the minutes when the dhows get framed against the horizon in the most dazzling of sunsets, whilst enjoying a sundowner in the cool breeze on the rooftop terrace. Follow that with some of the freshest seafood and a glass of cool, crisp wine.
• Boat trip to the sandbank
• Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
• Kayak through the mangroves
• Guided tour of Ibo Island
• Bird wathcing
• Dhow excursions
• Massage treatments
6 January - 31 July / 1 September - 10 December
From $280 per person sharing per night
Single supplement of $130 per night
1 August - 31 August / 11 December - 5 January
From $315 per person sharing per night
Single supplement of $160 per night
• All meals with teas & coffees
• Return transfers from Ibo airstrip
• Guided tour of the island
• Non-motorised water sports such as unguided kayaking & snorkeling
• Daily boat transfer to sandbank (weather permitting)
• All beverages
• Motorised watersports & optional activities
• Quirimbas National Park fee & Community fee
Kaskazini offers excellent discounted rates to residents of Mozambique and SADC countries. Please contact us for details.
Ibo Island Lodge is located in Bairro Cimento, the town area of Ibo Island.
The scenic 25 minute flight over the Quirimba islands from Pemba airport is by far the fastest and most convenient option to get to the island. The lodge is 10 minutes by car from the airstrip where guests are being picked up on arrival.
Flight schedules are published on a daily basis according to flight arrival & departure times of the passengers. Kaskazini will inform you the evening before your flight of the exact time of your flight the following day. At the lodge management will confirm your departure time, always to connect with your ongoing flight.
Stay 5 nights and only pay for 4
Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5
Stay 5 nights and bride pays only 50%
Stay 7 nights and bride pays only 50% and groom gets 1 night free
Our office hours are:
Mondays to Fridays 08h00 - 15h00
Saturdays 09h00 - 12h00
Sundays - Closed
Mobile: +258 823096990
(Between 08h00 - 16h00, local time)
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