Island Hopping Safari

8 Days - £2 340 pp

This unique Island Hopping Safari promises to be an adventure of a life time! With 32 islands to explore, offering fantastic diving and snorkelling in some of the most remotes parts of the African coastline in the Quirimba Archipelago in northern Mozambique. This experience is ideal for families or a group of friends looking or some fun in the sun over and above just sipping cocktails from a beautiful lodge (which you can do too!). There are some set dates or you can tailor your own island hopping safari adventure!  The adventure includes a professional guide plus local crew and you will spend 4 nights doing the island hopping safari before settling for the last 3 nights on a beautiful island lodge to relax and enjoy all that Ibo Island has to offer. Who says you cant be the captain of your own ship whilst on holiday…..

Day 1 & 2 - Arrival Pemba

Flying from Johannesburg to Pemba, Mozambique, where you will be met by friendly faces and taken by car to meet your African Dhow which will transport you on crystal clear waters to Mogundula Island where you will be spending the next 2 nights.  Known by the locals as the ‘island with the sacred lake’, this sanctuary offers amazing birdlife, excellent swimming off the sandbanks and some of the best snorkelling.  The perfect ingredients to submerge yourself into the island safari ‘mode’!  Spend the day sailing on a dhow to deserted islands and the evenings camping under shady trees with the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep…

Day 3 - Mobile Dhow Safari

Today the adventure continues as you set sail into the azure of the Quirimbas Archipelago with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel. Explore the Ulumbwe river mouth where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shoreline.  The day is a leisurely pace and you can enjoy some kayaking and swimming along the way…  Tonight you will be camping in the open Mozambique bush just south of the river mouth.

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Day 4 - Matemo Island Day Trip

Take an early morning sail up the Ulumbwe estuary with its teaming birdlife and thriving mangroves to explore this untouched area.  You then take to the turquoise clear waters and untamed ocean scenery to explore the southern tip of Matemo island.  Kayak along the way,  or take a dip to freshen up along the way, or just soak up the sunshine…    In the afternoon explore a fishing village, learning the secrets from some of the islands best fisherman on the island.  In the late afternoon you return to the camp at Ulumbwa – sun kissed and relaxed after a fun day of island hopping adventure!

Day 5 + 6 + 7 - Ibo Island

The next 3 nights are spent on Ibo Island Lodge which offers amazing views over the waterfront along with elegant rooms. The emphasis is on complete relaxation and to use this as a base to explore this historical island. Seeped in history and mystery you can visit the 200 year old ghost town or explore mysterious forts and ancient trade buildings… and if that sounds like too much history then there is always the beach with some kayaking or just lazing away listening to the heartbeat of the ocean….

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Day 8 - Return to Pemba

Take a last splash in the ocean or stroll along the beach along with some scrumptious breakfast before starting the journey home. Your transfer across to Pemba is in a light aircraft, flying over the islands and turquoise waters back to the mainland and Pemba to meet your flight back to Johannesburg. Sun-kissed and relaxed after your week of fun in the sun!

DETAILS

Cost Per Person Sharing: from £2 340 including all internal flights, road and light aircraft transfers to the island, accommodation, all meals and non motorised excursions.

Note: This is based on a group of 4-6 persons and this Island Hopping Safari has the option of either booking on a set departure or you can book this for an unforgettable family beach holiday. Do email us for more information.

Important: Prices are to be used as a guideline only to assist you with planning for your South Africa holiday. Prices are based on mid-season (Oct – April) subject to change as flight prices, peak seasonal dates, exchange rate fluctuations and special offers may vary.   During the months from May – Sept there can be discounts of between 10 – 20% depending on the lodges. Single supplements vary greatly from lodge to lodge and sometimes do not apply. Please email us for a more specific quote, tailor-made to suite your exact needs. All itineraries are samples and can be modified to fit into your exact holiday wishes.

International Flights: We have not included the international flights from London to South Africa as there are ongoing flight specials with flights costing from £680 – £1000+ per person return. Speak to us to find the best deal for your South Africa holiday. We guarantee that our prices are competitive!

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