Well-established bungalows and camping on Matemo island
Dade offers camping and bungalow accommodation on Matemo island, in the neighborhood of Palussança. 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 food for you too. Pack lunch available.
Average cost per night: 1000 MZN for a 2 person bungalow. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 450 MZN.
Safari-style camping on a beautiful secluded beach
Kissongossawi is a community-run campsite in the natural setting of Muanacombo beach on Matemo island. It was built in 2010 in collaboration with Quirimbas National Park and the Community Lodge Association of Muanacombo, and improved with help from the Istituto Oikos Pharo project. It is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to experience tranquility 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 and organise trips to adjacent islands by sailboat.
Average cost per night: 800 MTn.
3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks): 700 MTn. Pack lunch available. Telephone/Whats App:Casa das Garcas can also help you to arrange your stay here.
Yumbe’s Place is located near Ponte Cais / Jetty in front of the mangrove beach. It is open throughout the year, has a large camping area and also has a bungalow available complete with private bathroom.
The cost per night is: 2000 MZN for a bungalow with private bathroom and 500 MZN with your own tent. The cost of a meal without drinks starts at 500 MZN Telephone/Whats App: +258875133201
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.
Average cost of a room per night: 1500 – 2500 MTn. Average cost of a meal without drinks: 400 MTn. Telephone/Whats App: + 258869096022
Sleep, eat or do both at this community run enterprise in Ibo Town
Kissirwa tcha Wibu restaurant and accommodation is located in the Cumuamba neighbourhood and run by the local community. 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 of a dish without drinks: 300 MTn. Average cost of a double room: 400 MTn per night. Telephone/Whats App:
Arquipélago Residencial das Quirimbas is in the Cemento district of Ibo, 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.
Average cost per room per night: 1700 to 2200 MTn depending on the room, and inclusive of breakfast. Average cost per meal: 250 to 500MTn. Telephone/Whats App: +258842355447 / +258879859648
Eat and sleep among Ibo’s ruins at Karibune guesthouse & campsite
Karibune is in the district of 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, also has a restaurant, and Awale can help arrange excursions and accommodation on other islands.
Average cost of a room 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:
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: +258872883191 Facebook:Mussa’s Place
Esplanada Chiva is a family run restaurant located in the Cemento district. 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:
Try Ana’s famous fish stew at this restaurant with a focus on local produce
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. The food is focused on traditional sustenance of the islands – centred around fresh fish and local seafood. Typical dishes include 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.
Booking required: Yes Takeaway available: Yes Average cost of a meal: 600 MTn. Telephone/Whats App: +258849035945 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Try the signature fried squid at this family restaurant run by 4 women in Ibo Town
This family run restaurant is staffed by 3 daughters and their mother in the Cemento district of Ibo Town, and is named after their father/grandfather, 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.
Booking required: Yes Takeaway available: Yes Average cost of a dish: 200 to 300 MTn. Telephone/Whats App: +258860892004
Kumawe restaurant is in the Parakatchi district of Ibo Town. Mr Nacir created his restaurant with funds from producing Ibo Coffee, which is served here alongside typical dishes such as lobster curry, octopus curry and coconut rice.
Mr Nacir can also help you make arrangements for excursions around the islands. It is also possible to try a mussiro mask here.
Reservations required: Yes, at least 2 hours in advance Takeaway/home delivery: ?? Average cost of a meal without drinks: 350 MTn Telephone/Whats App: +258861539563
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.
Reservation required? Yes Takeaway/home delivery? Yes Average cost of a meal without drinks: 350 MTn. Telephone/Whats App: