Arrive at Nampula and take a road transfer to the beautiful Coral Lodge:
You will be met at Nampula Airport. A scenic drive takes you through the historical heritage that's unmatched in the rest of Mozambique and indeed the rest of Africa. The Island is a reminder of the glorious days when the island was a stop-over on the Indian spice route and the hub for Portuguese discoveries.
The area around Coral Lodge is largely untouched and everything is done to ensure that it stays that way. It is built on a privately-owned reserve called Veranda and you can safely walk and explore the area.
Enjoy breakfast this morning followed by a scenic drive to Pemba. Pemba, the centre of Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, is the world's third largest port and has a long tradition of fishing and commerce inherited by the Arabs as far back as 800 years ago. Until the end of the 19th century, the most important commerce of the region was the ivory trade as well as the capture and export of slaves.
Arrive at Pemba and take light aircraft transfer to Ibo Island:
You will be met at Pemba airport. An included beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you to Ibo Island Lodge. 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. Today you can wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be retold.
Clear day to explore Ibo Island:
The Ibo Island guided Experience (included) provides a chance to interact with the amazingly friendly local people and observe their unique island culture and a way of life that hasn’t changed for hundreds of years.
For those active travellers, kayak into the mangroves or dhow sail the waters in front of the lodge. Alternatively you can chill at one of the pools with a refreshing cold local beer or watch the sun set from the roof top bar!
Medjumbe Private Island
Air transfer to Medjumbe Private Island:
You will be transferred by air to the stunning Medjumbe Private Island. A magical, tiny and pristine island, Medjumbe is only a kilometer long and approx 500meters wide and offers a perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent blue sea mesmerizing all who visit.
Road transfer to Pemba:
Depart Medjumbe Private Island this morning after breakfast and be transferred by air to Pemba Airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg.