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Rua Antonio de Almeida Avenida da Republica, Cabo Delgado Province 3200 Mozambique
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#2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Ibo
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Miti Miwiri which in the local language, means "Two Trees", is located at the heart of the old town. Surrounded by nature and mango trees, impregnated of an imperial atmosphere that reminds the old Portuguese colonial rule, is the perfect place to begin your African experience and to explore the Quirimbas Archipelago; embracing its virgin islands, its turquoise waters, its golden beaches and a Mwani culture still proudly preserved.Our lodge is located on the beautiful Ibo Island, the most famous amongst the thirty coral islands that make up the untouched and wild Quirimbas Arquipelago.Ibo Island, Quirimbas capital for centuries, considered culturally and historically one of the jewels of Mozambique, known as the little sister of “Mozambique Island” because of their architectural similarities, is located in the central area of the islands, or in the heart of the archipelago, just 45 minutes by boat from the mainland.
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Rua Antonio de Almeida Avenida da Republica, Cabo Delgado Province 3200 Mozambique
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Maputo Intl Airport1075 miSee all flights
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Simone R wrote a review Mar 2020
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I decided to write a second review because i was not clear and honest enough with Jorge and Miti Miwiri. At the moment, we were a bit confused only because the web had described the place just different. But we can say that now.. and it's forever: We spent around Ibo and Quirimbas islands the most particular and unforgettable days of all our travels. That place is something more... much more than Jorge describes on his answer to my review. At the beginning, we were just a little confused because in everywhere was written that Quirimbas is the land of fishes reefs dolphins and dugongs. And also because we spent planty of money. (But it's true we were only 2 people with an entire boat and crew only for us. And it's true that on those remote places it's difficult to organize excursions). The price is not high. Finally... we found much more, more and deep. Not expected... mysterious, stunning. I can't really describe the feeling as i always do about my travels. That world is intense, beautiful.. quiet.. authentic, real, romantic... wild, strong amazing colorful, rich of history and difficulties. And, most of all i can say one of the few spot in the whole Africa where you can walk safe around the village during the night.. and at any time in the day. And it's Africa.. real Africa on any corner. Without danger. It will always take his own place in my soul. Jorge and Miti Miwiri give a huge contribution to those lands, and to those poor people. Without that man, we couldn't discover and reach that fantastic suggestive part of the world. Ibo Rolas and Matemo, will always be a big surreal dream that i could never ever imagined to live. Thanks Jorge... say CIAOOO to your lovely family, and to Mohamed who really taked care of us in the best way. I really wish to come back to you great people! Walking and swim wild as i never did before! Marvelous!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Simone R wrote a review Nov 2019
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Usually i don't write negative rewiews, but this time i just want to write something because i think that is very important for the people who travel in that part of the world. Ibo, Miti Miwiri and Jorge the owner,are special! Very amazing. But you need to know what are you going to visit there, otherwise you expectations will be spoiled, and i don't want it! On the web they say that Quirimbas are full of animals, reefs, stunning snorkeling, dolphins and much more. It's not like that... nothing of that. Maybe diving, but we don't do diving. If you go to Quirimbas, it's because you want to be wild, lonely, and admire the infinity of the landscape(Walk on Quirimba island on low tide is stunning). That's the beauty and you need to know that. If you know that, you will sure enjoy it. We made an excursion of 3 days (effective 2) around Matemo, Rolas, and Sandbank. It was the most expensive excursion on of all my life and travels, and we didn't see anything, we slept in a tent and we didn't do and see anything. They say about dolphin, reefs and shipwreck, but NOTHING. Usually with that price you see much more and you have much more comfort. We were upset because we refused many others places in Africa with a very lower price. Matemo, Sandbank and Rolas island are pretty the same, you just go there and stay in a tongue of sand. We don't need comfort, we travel very wild, and we would repeat the experience hundred of times, I'm just saying that i don't understand what that big amount of money was for. And why they say that what you can live and experience in Quirimbas is so different respect what really is. I suggest to visit the 3 places in 1 day, maybe stay outside only 1 night. We spent 1 day in Murrebue beach (20 min from Pemba) with 20€, and i think was 10 times better. Anyway, i suggest everybody to visit Quirimbas, with a wild and free spirit! We loved Ibo and most of all Miti Miwiri!! They are unic in the world.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from salzerinafrica, Owner at Miti Miwiri
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Dear Simone, first of all I would like to thank you very much for your stay with us and the great comments about Miti Miwiri and me in person. It was a real pleasure to have you and your girlfriend around for such a long period (10 days) at Miti Miwiri. That underlines that you have really enjoyed our place and staff, the vibe and the people of our little island of Ibo. You are absolutely right in saying that Ibo is not a place for the average mainstream tourist. Ibo itself has not the greatest beaches but much more to offer with its rich culture and history. Although the cyclone “Kenneth” hit the island really hard on the 25th of April 2019 its remaining architecture is still breathtaking. That is why a lot of people choose Ibo as a base to discover the surrounding islands with its pristine beaches. Ibo island has the advantage of infrastructure such as accommodation, electricity, running FRESH water, health care with its hospital and it is basically the administrative and commercial capital of the Quirimbas archipelago. As we all love beaches as well, swimming, snorkeling and the untouched nature we offer day trips or overnight trips to our clients. The beaches on Quirimba island (which are accessible during low tide by hiking thorough the mangrove forest), Matemo island and Rolas island are fantastic and can compare with the best beaches in the world and all those places can be reached within relatively short time from our hotel! I would like to go now more in detail into the specific excursion you have done with us and were obviously not happy with its pricing: This activity is listed on our homepage (mail@mitimiwiri.com) under the rubric “Dhow Safari” as 2 nights, 3 days or simply “2NIGHT3DAY”. The tour is described in detail there that is why I will not go further on the structure of the activity but explain about the costs and prices. The total cost is 700US$ (minimum) based on 2 people sharing or in other words 350US$ per person with a minimum of 2 persons participating. In your case there were 3 people on board that is why the price dropped to 333,33US$ per person. This means as more clients are on the activity the cheaper it gets per person. Example: The maximum capacity for this type of dhow safari is 10 Pax with our traditional (motorized) sailing dhow. In this case the price per person would be 200US$! This might still feel a lot or even too much for some... This is exactly the reason for my detailed reply to you Simone to make it clear and transparent for you and all potential future clients reading those lines. I want to be sure that you understand that this is all but far from any “rip-off” instead a very sensitively priced activity which all other hotels on Ibo offer for (much) more money. 1.) Traditional wooden dhows such as ours are in this specific environment (due to the situation of the tides the boats float only on high tide and stay on the sandy/rocky ground on low tide and smash in-between with their body weight against those grounds) highly intensive in maintenance. Before and after such an activity we must check very carefully with local specialists the corking and general state of the boat. Beside of this our boat is fully licensed for those kind of activities (annual fees for the boat AND the captains licenses)... 2.) As nobody can give a guarantee about the wind predictions, we always carry enough petrol with us on the boat in order to be able to move - as well in bad weather conditions - even if there is no wind at all and sailing isn't any option. The price for petrol is unfortunately up to 35% higher than on the mainland at any petrol station. 3.) Whenever I send our crew consistent of the dhow captain, sailor (helper), chef of the kitchen and maritime guide (total 4 local crew members) to such a two overnight dhow safari we always pay displacement bonuses and extra payments which are not included in their regular salary. 4.) Unfortunately the campsite is not ours and we have to rent the site from the local authorities on Matemo island. 5.) All the islands around Ibo are inside the “Quirimbas National Park” (PNQ). On Rolas island, which takes part of this specific dhow trip, is the base of a permanent park ranger. You as a tourist will not notice but we have to pay at each and every visit a fee to this person. 6.) Finally, the prices on an island are obviously always higher than on the mainland. It is not fair to compare a place on the mainland with one on an island. Even more though Ibo is very isolated and not only 20 minutes from Pemba distanced but more than 3 hours off-road plus 45 minutes by boat! Remoteness has its price… island live is beautiful but not cheap! Also a quick word about the wildlife in the Quirimbas Archipelago and of what you might see with a bit of luck on this dhow safari… We can NOT and NEVER guarantee seeing dolphins, sea-turtles, reef fishes, giant coconut crabs, etc. but be sure they are there! Sometimes the current is not right. Sometimes local fishermen were in those spots before and the dolphins went to another place to feed themselves. Sometimes it was simple not meant to be. Therefore it's called “Wildlife” and not “SeaWorld” … I really hope that you will see this responds not as a personal critic but a try to explain of how things work out differently on remote islands such as our little piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean. Looking forward meeting you and your girlfriend again any time over here on Ibo or next time on your home soil in Italy. Once again in my name, Mohamed's name and all the Miti Miwiri staff all the best for any future travels with many lovely greetings from Ibo island. Jörg Salzer Miti Miwiri
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Celmotion wrote a review Aug 2019
Madrid, Spain50 contributions13 helpful votes
Best hotel I have stayed in during my whole trip around Moçambique! Located on amazing Ibo island, Miti Miwiri is a place to relax, enjoy and meet other travellers while having some drinks at the hotel’s bar. There is also a restaurant that serves delicious food and great dinner’s menu that needs to be book in advanced. The owner is a nice German guy will surely help you out on designing your itinerary. A must.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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LindsayT818 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was a highlight. Ibo Island is one of the most remarkable, atmospheric, haunting places we've ever been to - and the journey there is memorable, to say the least. Miti Miwiri itself is an oasis of colonial comfort, with wonderfully grand and atmospheric rooms, and a cosy, atmospheric bar. Jorg could not have been more helpful, and helped organize various tours for us. A special mention to Mohammed and the crew who took us on a dhow safari around the Quirimbas Archipelago. On this trip we snorkeled with dolphins, saw whales, had fantastic food, and slept on a tropical island. It was incredible value and memorable in every way. Also wonderful was a walking tour we did from Ibo to Quirimbas through the mangroves. This place is ace and we can't wait to return one day.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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luacheia165 wrote a review Jan 2019
Paris, France21 contributions4 helpful votes
Incredible place to relax and enjoy the cool atmosphere of Ibo Island. Charming rooms, beautiful garden and pool area with tasty food at bar/restaurant, super friendly staff... Jörg has renovated this colonial house with such a great taste and attention to detail that it makes it very difficult to go away! A little piece of heaven indeed!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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$69 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueCabo Delgado ProvinceQuirimbas ArchipelagoIbo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miti Miwiri
What are some of the property amenities at Miti Miwiri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Miti Miwiri?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Miti Miwiri?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Miti Miwiri have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Miti Miwiri offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Miti Miwiri located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Ibo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Miti Miwiri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Portuguese, and Swahili.