Azura at Quilalea Private Island
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Ibo Island is a step back in time to when the Portuguese and the Arabs were both trading and defending their footholds in east Africa. Numerous forts, administrative buildings and, sadly, slave pens are reminders of times past. In 1975, when Mozambique achieved independence, a quarter of a million Portuguese fled the country and here, as well as in Maputo, much of what they built was neglected and left to ruin. Lots of fixer-uppers for those interested ...
... is nowhere to hide from the African Sun. The duration of the trip is around 45 min. The whole process has a real old world feeling, all part of the special experience.
We will stay at Baobibo. It is only 150 m from the landing. No chance of getting lost as everyone on Ibo knows each other, or at least about each other. A young chap walked with us to Baobibo, it is on his way home and Lucie is his friend.
Lucie, the owner, ...
After a lucky escape from being bitten to death by the many mosquitoes that entered my tent when I unknowingly opened the door in my sleep (I think I must have been too hot!), we set off to Metamo Island. We'd arranged for the captain of a dhow to drop us off at Metamo on his way to taking his other passengers to the mainland. We managed to get a good spot on the back of the boat with ...
Just south of Ibo and a couple of hours hike away at low tide is Quirimba Island. We decided to go here for a day trip, hiking there in the morning when the tide was out and returning by dhow in the evening when the tide had come back in and walking would be impossible. We hired a guide who led us through mangroves which we would most likely have ...
... people designed and made really pretty jewelry out of silver which we were told came either from South Africa or India. Walking around the roof of the fort were views out to sea and at the particular moment we were there, there was a view of someone doing exactly what the sign above was ...