Island Hopping Safaris - Quirimbas

This Mozambique Safari Package is for the adventurous traveller looking for Tropical Island. With private and scheduled departures, explore the coastline and discover new destinations with guided mobile island hopping safaris, sea kayaking, snorkelling over untouched corals and dhow sailing. Quirimba Archipelago is a beautiful string of islands, often fringed by gorgeous white beaches, offers unique flora and fauna throughout with red listed species and mangrove forests as well as eco fly camps on the tropical islands for you to sleep in.

Our tailor made package is under expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew that shares their knowledge of the area as well as cooked fresh seafood and traditional island cuisine for a truly unique Mozambican Experience.

Island Hopping & Ibo Island - 8 Day

8-Day Scheduled Mobile Island Hopping Dhow Safari - Departure Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

A Typical Mobile Island Hopping Safari Experience Itinerary:

Days 1 & 2 - Pemba to Mogundula Island:

As per your own arrangements arrive at Pemba where you will meet with your guide for road transfer to Mucojo. From there you will transfer with Dhow to Mogundula Island.

Check in and overnight at camp, exploring on Mogundula Island and surrounds.

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

Day 3 - Mogundula Island to Ulumbwa:

Depart Mogundula for your exploration south into the Quirimbas Archipelago. The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore.

This is your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa.

Day 4 - Day trip to Matemo Island:

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 getting to know the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide.

Overnight at camp at Ulumbwa.

Days 5, 6 & 7 - Ulumbwa region to Ibo Island:

Depart from Ulumbwa and make your way by Dhow to Ibo Island.

Check in to Itseng’s carefully selected Lodge for 3 nights on a Full Board Basis.

Explore Ibo Island wandering around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told.

Overnight Ibo Lodge.

Day 8 - Ibo Island to Pemba for flight out:

After breakfast, a beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you to Pemba International Airport for your flight home or other destination.

What to Bring

  • Swimming/bathing costume
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Canvas shoes or rafting sandals, a comfortable pair of hiking shoes for those on a walking safari
  • Hat with a wide brim
  • Jacket or sweater for the evenings
  • Shirts (including a long sleeved one for sun protection)
  • A kikoi (or sarong) to cover your legs to protect them from the sun
  • Torch or flashlight and extra batteries
  • Film and spare camera batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Socks for winter nights
  • Warm clothes to sleep in on winter nights
  • Waterproof bags for personal items
  • Identification documents where relevant


  • Itinerary as specified (NB itinerary may differ from as published)
  • Meet and greet in Pemba and road transfer to Mucoja (or Arimba if northbound)
  • 4 Nights Island and mainland hopping by dhow. Overnight island, river and beach camps
  • Experienced English and Portuguese speaking crew.
  • NON participation mobile camp.
  • All camping and catering equipment included for island camps (sleeping bag, pillow and towel supplied)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early kayak trips
  • 3 nights at Ibo Island Lodge on full board basis (excluding all drinks)
  • Guided tours of Ibo Island
  • National Park fees and Ibo Island development taxes
  • Light aircraft transfer from Ibo Island back to Pemba.

Not Included:

  • All international airfares and related taxes/fees
  • All meals that are not specified
  • All drinks, personal bar account, bottled water, etc.
  • Mozambique arrival / departure airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, curio purchases, etc.
  • Optional activities / excursions / transfers not specified
  • Vaccinations, visas, passports, travel and medical insurance