Well-established bungalows and camping on Matemo island
Dade offers camping and bungalow accommodation on Matemo island, in the neighbourhood of Palussança (north-east of Matemo).. Before setting up his business, Dade was an employee of the Quirimbas National Park for several years, and knows the islands well.
The 4 bungalows that now make up the seafront site were constructed with the local materials, and for those who prefer to be even closer to nature, camping is also possible. The whole site can accommodate up to 18 guests.
If you let Dade know in advance, he can arrange delicious food for you too. Packed lunch also available.
Average cost per night: 1000 MZN for a 2 person bungalow. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 450 MZN. Telephone/Whats App:+258 872500870
Safari-style camping on a beautiful secluded beach
Kissongossawi is a community-run campsite in the natural setting of Muanacombo beach on the south part of Matemo island. It was built in 2010 in collaboration with the Quirimbas National Park and the Community Lodge Association of Muanacombo, and improved with help from the Italian NGO Istituto Oikos. It is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to experience tranquillity and the beauty of nature.
The camp consists of 4 large safari tents, each sleeping 2 people, accommodating a total of 8 guests. The tents are tucked away in the shade of the trees surrounding the beach. The manager Alide and his staff are attentive to the well-being of the guests and can provide food in addition to accommodation. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all year round. Booking is required.
Alide can also provide contacts for excursions around the island by van or motorbike and organise trips to adjacent islands by sailboat.
Average cost per night: 800 MTn. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 700 MTn. Packed lunch available. Telephone/Whats App:Casa das Garcas can also help you to arrange your stay here.
Guesthouse with en-suite rooms and restaurant in Ibo Town
Riwe da Sumburero is on the airport road in the Rituto neighbourhood of Ibo Town. It has 5 en-suite rooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. It is also possible to eat at Riwe da Sumburero with a reservation. A home delivery service is available and the restaurant and accommodation are open all year round. The manager Zuba can also help you to plan other elements of your trip.
Sleep, eat or do both at this community run simple guest house in Ibo Town
Kissirwa tcha Wibu restaurant and accommodation is located in the Cumuamba neighbourhood and is run by Saide family. The owners Saide and Maria cook typical cuisine from the region, and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all year round.
Booking required: Yes Average cost per night: 400 MTn per night. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 300 MTn. Telephone/Whats App:+258 879859648
Arquipélago Residencial das Quirimbas is in Cemento neighbourhood in the old part of Ibo town, near the Fortim Sao Jose Antonio. It has 9 en-suite rooms and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Arquipelago also serves food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a home delivery service.
Eat and sleep among Ibo’s ruins at Karibune guesthouse & campsite
Karibune is in bairro Cimento, in the historical part of Ibo near Ponte Cais. Owner Awale Tabete built Karibuni after selling his house to the Ibo Foundation. It is open all year round, it has a nice restaurant, and Awale can help arrange excursions and accommodation on other islands.
Average cost per night: 700MTn for a bungalow with private bathroom. 500MTn room only. 150MZN to camp with your own tent. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 250MTn. Telephone/Whats App:+258 878578423
When Mussa brought his family back to Quirimba after several years spent in Maputo, he and his wife Lila decided to open their home to guests. Their authentic home cooking is served with a smile, and a beautiful view of the ocean. You can camp, or stay in one of their spotless bungalows. Typical dishes include grilled fish with coconut rice, seafood curry with rice, cassava fries, and Mussa’s ‘special sauce’ – perfect for dipping! Food is served at a large communal table where guests can socialise and share their travel experiences. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.
Booking required: Yes Average cost of a meal without drinks: 350 MZN
Telephone/Whats App: +258 871961007 Facebook:Mussa’s Place
Esplanada Chiva is a family run restaurant located in bairro Cemento. It offers a variety of local dishes such as coconut rice, coconut curry, manioc matapa, moringa matapa, shrimp, macasa and squid. It is open all year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Booking required: Yes Takeaway available: Yes Average cost of a meal without drinks: 200 MTn. Telephone/Whats App:+258 878488391
Try Ana’s famous fish stew at this restaurant with a focus on traditional cousine
Dona Ana’s restaurant, near Ibo Town’s mosque, was established in 2010 by Ana Mandala, to help alleviate poverty through the creation of job opportunities on the island. Dishes include ingredients associated with the traditional livelihood of the islands – fresh fish, seafood and local vegetables from the island.
Typical dishes are Ana’s famous fish stew served with coconut rice, mixed rice with bean stew or moist oyster (kitore) accompanied with fried fish (safe medio) and not forgetting rice cakes (Vitumbila and Ribas) that go perfectly with fried fish. Dona Ana’s has wifi.
Try the signature fried squid at this family restaurant run by 4 women in Ibo Town
bairroCemento in old town, and is named after their father/, Chico. The most famous dish at Chico’s is fried squid which is available at any time of day, alongside Ibo’s other typical dishes. The restaurant can sit up to 25 people. Food must be ordered early as all ingredients are fresh and caught from the sea on the same day.
Booking required: Yes Takeaway available: Yes Average cost of a meal without drinks: 200 to 300 MTn. Telephone/Whats App:+258860892004 / +258 860482430
Kumawe restaurant is in Parakatchi, in Ibo town. Nacir started this restaurant using funds raised from the cultivation and sale of Ibo Coffee. This is served at his restaurant along with typical local dishes, such as lobster curry, grilled peri peri chicken and coconut rice.
Mr Nacir can also help you make arrangements for excursions around the islands. Traditional mussiro mask is available at Nacir’s place.
Booking required: Yes, at least 2 hours in advance Average cost of a meal without drinks: 350 MTn Telephone/Whats App:+258 876705551
A friendly family restaurant serving traditional dishes in the heart of Ibo Town
Benjamin and his wife Fatima run their restaurant in the Rituto district of Ibo Town. Their friendly service and tasty food is served all day. Typical dishes include delicious cassava fries, crab curry and coconut rice. They also serve Ibo Coffee.
Benjamin is also a local tour guide and can be contacted directly to arrange excursions.
Booking required: Yes Takeaway/home delivery: Yes Average cost of a meal without drinks: 350 MTn.
A hotel part of a comprehensive development project of Fundación IBO, offering from each cozy corner the best sunsets on the island.
Mwani House is located on the waterfront under large mango trees. The main building is a beautifully restored colonial building. Bungalows available to rent with easy access to a high tide beach. Good restaurant and facilities. located on the paradise island of Ibo, in the heart of Quirimbas. Under an old restored colonial house and surrounded by a large and colourful garden, guests here are lodged in our bungalows. Its buildings are located along the coast, providing in each cozy corner sights of the island’s most beautiful sunset.
A charming lodge with a tropical garden, a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace that offers a 360º view
Ulani Lodge is situated in the heart of Ibo and resonates charm and atmosphere. Fantastic rooftop restaurant and a great place to soak up the sights and sounds of Ibo. En suite rooms in beautifully restored colonial mansion.