Last December I went on a 2 day dhow safari with Lucie (the host) and some other people I met who were travelling on Ibo on their own. As I say I didn't know the other people very well but Lucie made us feel very comfortable and I can honestly say was a brilliant host. It was by far the best, most organized, well thought out trip I had been on in Mozambique and having lived there for a year and a half I had travelled a lot in the country. The safari was also by far the most value for money dhow safari on Ibo, I checked 3 or 4 different options, and it had something that can be lacking from excursions/tours in Mozambique - customer service. We really were made to feel at home, and any thing we might have asked to do Lucie was open to and tried to accomodate us. The Islands (Matemo and Rolas, as well as the shipwrecks etc) were stunning and we stayed in beautiful A-frame huts that really added to the atmosphere of the whole trip. You felt that you were really travelling in a beautiful little corner of the world that hadn't yet been touched/ruined by tourists. I loved it!!! I cannot recommend this highly enough!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baobibo is offering quiet accommodation on sea front. 3 Charming, eco, comfortable bungalows and a nice resting area overlooking the entrance of Ibo bay, its mangrove and gorgeous sunsets over the continent. We have a traditional dhow with engine and organize private sailing trips of 1-3 days around Ibo, the sandbank, and to the islands of Matemo and Rolas. On the seafront side, 200 meters from the public jetty and at the end of Ibo vila's main street, this little spot of paradise is perfect for nature lovers. May it be for a loving bird escape, family discovery, or backpackers looking for a longer rest. Our goal: make you feel home and help you get the best of Ibo & Co... ... more less