Ibo is one of the Quirimbas Islands in the Indian Ocean off northern Mozambique. Vasco da Gama reportedly rested on the island in 1502. The island was fortified in 1609 by the Portuguese. Among its historical significance , it is also well known for having paradise-like sand banks. Ibo island is also home to a diverse population of marine wildlife, making activities such as snorkeling and diving a must!
A 4 hour transfer to Tanganyanga from Pemba with packed lunch en route. Followed by transfer by a dhow at high tide to Ibo Island and check in at Miti Miwiri, BB
Next day a guided tour of Ibo. Dinner and overnight at Miti Miwiri, BB Explore an ancient island where Muslim traders operated in the 15th Century, before it became a major slave market and trading post for the Portuguese in the 18th Century. Historic buildings, 3 forts and a beautiful old Catholic church still remain. Ibo provides a chance to interact with the amazing rural people and exchange cultural differences. Traditional silversmiths still operate from the main fort, and you are free to wander about this beautiful island and explore. Optional crab and fishing expeditions, Mangrove excursions, snorkelling, swimming and historical dhow cruises. We will explore by traditional Arab dhow one of the beautiful surrounding local islands. Travelling through the mangroves we will step back in time and observe a way of life that has not changed for thousands of years. Local fishermen catch prawns and giant crabs in these mangroves. Brilliant bird life abounds with storks, egrets and herons roosting in the mangrove trees. Excellent snorkelling opportunities, great beaches and a change to travel and explore the remote coral coast surrounding Ibo.
transfer by boat to Tanganyanga and return to Pemba in 4 hrs. End of Services
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