7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

Mogondula Island - Ulumbwa - Matemo Island - Ibo Island, Mozambique
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    Days 1 & 2: Arrive Pemba - road transfer to Mucojo, dhow transfer to Mogundula Island:

    You will be met at the airport and shown to your transfer vehicle for the approx. 3-hour road transfer to Mucojo. Arrive Mucojo and dhow transfer to Mogundula Island. Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago which is why spending 2 nights here gives you a fantastic base from which to explore. Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake it provides us with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkeling. The mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself! Overnight camp and exploring on Mogundula Island and surrounds. Day trip by dhow to the Pangane Peninsula or similar and/or Macaloe Island from camp. Dinner and drinks not included in price.

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    Day 3: Start of 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 with your snorkel. The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. Your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks at clients own expense.

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    Day 4: 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 getting to know the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide. You will stop on the southern tip of Matemo Island and explore this part of the island. Returning to camp at Ulumbwa. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    Days 5, 6 & 7: Ulumbwa region 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. The Ibo Island guided Experience (included) provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and heritage and a way of life that has not changed for hundreds of years. Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told. Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down. The emphasis at Ibo Island Lodge is on complete relaxation and a base from which to explore this fascinating island. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All drinks to clients own expense.

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    7 Night Pemba to Pemba Safari

    Day 8: Ibo Island to Pemba for flight out:

    An included beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge. Breakfast. All extra's and drinks to clients own expense.

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