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Ibo Island Lodge

Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique


Stay at Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge is located on the prime waterfront site, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide. The lodge encompasses original rehabilitated magnificent mansions each over one hundred years old with high lofty ceilings. They have exposed coral and lime metre thick walls, solid original teak ceiling beams, large hand carved doors, furniture and traditional Ibo floors.

All of the rooms are individually designed, air-conditioned and have ceiling fans. They each have wide verandas and spaces furnished with hand crafted furniture, antiques and beautiful fabrics. Each of the rooms has an en-suite bathroom with twin basins and large showers. Some also have baths and outdoor showers.

Ibo Island Lodge offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere in fitting with the island’s ambiance. It is set among beautiful tropical gardens with palms, established trees, bougainvillea

and frangipani. The hotel also boasts three pools for guests to choose between should they tire of swimming in the sea. Ibo Island provides the ultimate setting for guests to experience a very real ancient African culture, not mass-produced for tourism.

The lodge’s restaurant and bar is situated high up on the roof terrace of the Bela Vista mansion facing west for unforgettable sunsets and affording spectacular views over the bay. Lunches are also served in the gardens, and beside the pool. The cuisine combines Mozambican and world inspired influences with the freshest of seafood: giant tiger prawns, game fish and Ibo’s speciality: fresh crab with fragrant soft, fluffy coconut rice. Romantic and private dinners are served in a number of locations, or on the rooftop terrace with awesome views over the sea.


  • Three Swimming Pools
  • In-Room Massage
  • Waterfront Restaurant
  • Beach Bar


The Haughtons

We really loved our time at Azura Benguerra ­- the beach here was ­perfect. The tide came right up to the edge of our beach cabana each evening at sundowner time. Both the staff and food were great and we were really well looked after. There was just the right amount of things to do, including­ fly fishing from the beach or from SUP and snorkelling. Overall it was just an incredible experience and we absolutely loved it – a real once in a lifetime trip.

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Ibo Island. Mozambique
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