Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge: Information from the owner

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Type Lodge
No. of rooms 14
Last updated 22-Sep-2014

Main description of Ibo Island Lodge

Ibo Island Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Air Conditioning, Complementary Wi-Fi, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttles, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Kayaking, Massages, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Walks, Whale Watching, Beach, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Historical Tours, Kayaking / Paddling, Sea Kayaking

Room types at Ibo Island Lodge

Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms

Our Niassa Garden rooms step out from huge verandas into lush tropical gardens with chunky palm trees that provide shade around the Niassa dip pool.

Historical Rooms

Historical Rooms

Original, beautifully restored large historic rooms with wide verandas facing lush tropical gardens at the rear of the Niassa mansion. Features a small lounge area which can accommodate extra beds for small children

Sea Facing Room

Sea Facing Room

All sea facing rooms feature an enormous 4 poster king size carved bed draped in romantic mosquito netting with rich sea scape colors. High lofty ceilings still boasting their original dark teak ceiling beams from which air conditioning and ceiling fans keep these beautiful rooms cool and comfortable. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with twin basins, baths, a large marble shower and a stunning range of guest amenities.

Activities at Ibo Island Lodge

 The Sand Bank Beach Experience

The Sand Bank Beach Experience

A motorized or sailing dhow excursion (depending on winds) takes you one of Ibo’s best kept secrets…. A beautiful white sand bank beach totally surrounded by warm blue sea, where the luxury is in the seclusion of the setting. Head out to the little piece of paradise for either breakfast or lunch served under our Bedouin tent with your feet in the sand. There is ample opportunity for swimming, strolling, snoozing, and good snorkelling can be found right off the sand bank. Dolphins and turtles are regularly spotted en-route.

Dolphin Safari Encounter

Dolphin Safari Encounter

A wonderful adventure on board a magnificent solid teak 12 meter sailing dhows, scanning the horizon for dolphins (bottle-nose and humpback), turtles and humpback whales (in season), and if you are lucky, under snorkel and with the assistance of your guide leap into the warm azure Indian ocean to swim and snorkel amongst these wonderful creatures.

Guided Sea Kayak Excursion

Guided Sea Kayak Excursion

Navigate the winding, peaceful channels in one of the largest mangrove forests in Africa. This guided excursion takes you deep into Ibo’s lush, fertile mangrove channels to understand more about the mangrove ecosystem and a wide array of bird and marine life it supports.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Ibo Island Lodge has a resident Padi Dive Instructor and offers scuba diving to accredited divers as well as PADI DSD's, Open Water and Advanced dive training courses. One of the most unique dive and adventure experiences in Africa, Ibo Island and her surrounds has some wonderful dive sites that recent guests have been raving about.

The Ibo of Yesterday Guided Historical Experience

The Ibo of Yesterday Guided Historical Experience

A guided walking journey throughout Ibo Islands Stone Town and important historical buildings many that have been rehabilitated, and some that have fallen into decline. Visit the ancient fort of St Joao Baptista and learn more about the turbulent history that this beautiful fort has endured and see where traditional silversmiths still hand craft exquisite intricate jewelry using ancient Arab technique sand tools and found no-where else in the world. Guests can observe the craft in the making and purchase unique gifts to take home. Guided historical and cultural activities enable guests to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Ibo and a rare chance to understand this unchanged lifestyle.