Described as one of the most magical, atmospheric and unique lodges in Africa, Ibo Island Lodge is made up of three impressive mansions, sensitively restored to their former glory and opened as a luxury boutique hotel in December 2006. Mansions Bela Vista, Niassa, and Paradiso are located on the prime waterfront site of the island, where romantic dhows sail out to sea on each high tide, and offering guests outstanding views. Each mansion is over one hundred years old, set in tropical gardens, with walls over a meter thick, lofty high ceilings and elegant colonial pillars.
Northern Mozambique, Pemba
Ngalawa (dhow) -
Bela Vista mansion Sea facing. King 4 poster bed, large bathroom, ball and claw free standing bath, quick access to public lounge and gardens, perfect for honeymooners or less mobile guests.
Ndorwe (stork) -
Niassa mansion Sea facing. King 4 poster bed, marble shower, Indian swing bench and plantation chairs, shares entire length of Niassa mansion front veranda with Mweezi (screened for privacy)
Mweezi (moon) -
Niassa mansion Sea Facing twin beds (can be made up into king size bed. Shares entire length of Niassa mansion front veranda with Ndorwe (screened for privacy)
Kixewa (king fish) -
Niassa mansion Historical back room garden facing. Inter-leading private lounge can be converted into children’s room. Shares entire length of Niassa back veranda (screened for privacy)
Luwa (flower) -
Enormous historical room - largest room in the lodge Garden facing, outside shower faces sea. Can accommodate children’s beds. Shares entire length of Niassa back veranda (screened for privacy)
Makonde (makonde tribe) -
Garden annex room Ideal for sharing children or au pair etc. Twin beds and cot Facing pool and gardens.
Tataruga (turtle) -
Large garden annex room Twin beds. Facing pool and gardens. Large veranda with screens for privacy.
Juwa (sun) -
Garden annex room Twin beds (can be converted to king) Beautiful veranda featuring bed and plantation chairs. Extra large marble shower.
Suky (dolphin) -
Paradiso mansion Sea facing room. King size 4 poster bed. Large room, enormous bathroom with his and hers wardrobes. Shares entire length of Paradiso front veranda with screens for privacy.
Kipira (stork) -
Paradiso mansion Sea Facing room. King size 4 poster bed. Large room, enormous bathroom. Shares entire length of Paradiso front veranda with screens for privacy.
Djolwe (kingfish) -
Paradiso mansion Historical room. King size 4 poster bed. Has entire side veranda of Paradiso mansion. Faces garden and pool.
Nagogo (geko) -
Paradiso mansion Side of garden entrance. Very private veranda that faces sea. Large bathroom with original gun turret feature.
Nlamba (Baobab) -
Paradiso mansion Twin beds. Suitable for children, pilot room, or teenagers. No veranda and entrance from Paradiso lounge.
Brubuletta (butterfly) -
Largest garden annex room Outside shower, king size 4 poster bed, veranda with day bed and plantation chairs. Facing pool and gardens.
DINING AND BARS
Air conditioning and ceiling fan
Large windows and double doors for sea breeze
King size extra length hand crafted bed with romantic mosquito net or twin beds
Indigenous teak and mahogany handcrafted furniture
Solid mahogany wardrobe with wooden hangers
‘Antique style ‘pirate chest’ safe with lock
Brass, and antique fittings
Linen gown for use whilst on the island
Healing Earth range of guest amenities
Water flasks in the rooms
Morning complimentary tea and coffee room service
The restaurant and bar is situated on the huge roof terrace of the Bela Vista mansion facing west for unforgettable sunsets and affording spectacular views over the bay. Cuisine combines Mozambican and world inspired influences with the freshest of seafood: giant tiger prawns, game fish and Ibo's specialty: 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.
ACTIVITIES (some at a supplement)
Excursion desk available.
Mobile Island hopping safaris
Guided sea kayaking
Traditional dhow sailing
Historical and cultural interactive experiences.
Value added extras for the Premium Package (On request):
Dedicated guide at your disposal 24/7
Full use of private motorized and sailing traditional dhow for duration of stay
Daily transfer by dhow when requested to the stunning sandbank beach
Free dolphin safaris