We are pleased to introduce fully guided island hopping dhow and kayak safaris. Under the expert leadership of a pro guide and a local crew, explore a coastline fringed by tropical islands. Combine sea kayaking with dhow sailing up wide coastal river mouths, teeming with red listed bird species and pristine mangrove forests. Snorkel off deserted white sandbanks and into turquoise sea, and sleep in mobile eco fly camps on uninhabited tropical islands.
The crew conjures up fresh seafood and traditional cuisine over an open fire under island stars, leaving you free to soak up this once-in-a-lifetime Mozambican adventure. Our guiding company has been actively involved in Northern Mozambique and Ibo Island for the last 19 years. With this knowledge they are able to offer a truly unique Mozambican experience, for adventurers seeking an un-equaled island and cultural exploration. All this in one of the last undeveloped places in Africa. This is adventure safari travel at its best!
This is quite a rustic experience for people who like to really be out in the wilderness and away from the luxurious amenities of normal life. The dhow safari part of the itinerary is set, but we can also tailor where you stay before and after the sailing, and for how long. Email us to find out how to create your own island hopping itinerary.
Day 1 & 2
Arrival at Pemba Island.
Transfer to Mucojo.
Dhow transfer to Mogundula Island.
Start of your dhow safari: Mogundula Island to Ulumbwa.
Day trip to Matemo Island.
Ulumbwa region to Ibo Island.
Accommodation: Ibo Island Lodge
Day 6,7 & 8
Transfer to Azura Quilalea for a 3 night luxury stay.
Fly to Pemba Island.
Take your own flight home.
Climate from June to October: the dry months. You are very likely to encounter sunny skies and idyllic tropical conditions making this an ideal time of year to travel in Northern Mozambique.
Climate in November: less predictable. The chances of rain are slightly higher.
Climate from December to March: Most of the rainfall comes in these months, making this a less pleasant time of year to go sailing.
Climate from April to May: weather conditions start to improve with Northern Mozambique drying up closer to May.
Depending on what time of year you travel, we will recommend the best areas and camps to visit and which parts of the Serengeti National Park to go to in order to have the best chance of seeing the migration. We want to make sure that you have the best chance of seeing a lot of game - the migration is more than just wildebeest – it means predator action, and generally a huge congregation of all kinds of mammals!
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the the northern part of the Serengeti and the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area. From December to March, the migration is usually located in the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest congregate for calving season. Some of the camps (like Olakira) move twice a year to follow the migration, so will be located either in Southern or Northern Serengeti depending on when you visit. At other times of the year, the migration won't be so concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Serengeti - we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
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