Walk through villages, mangroves and along the coastline to explore the derelict beauty of Ibo’s lighthouse
Learn about its history and the marine landscape of the island, and how this influenced the building of the lighthouse by the Portuguese.
The tour to Ibo’s ruined Lighthouse is a walk of around four hours return, across a varied landscape of local villages, mangroves, seashore, mudflats and bush. The lighthouse was built in 1876 to warn boats against approaching this part of the island’s shoreline, characterised by dangerous rocks, a large reef, big waves, strong currents and shallow depths. From the lighthouse you can enjoy a privileged view across the immense open ocean, a fresh sea breeze and the beautiful unforgettable horizon.
Tour Guide: Abdul or Benjamin
Duration: Around 4 hours there and back.
Departure time: This tour is dependent on the tides, please check with a local guide.
Meeting Point: Praça dos Trabalhadores (next to Miti Miwiri)
Maximum group size: 6
Cost: 1.000 MTN for 1/2 person + 200 MTN each extra person
What to bring: coral shoes, water, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent.
- The Hindu Cemetery
- Rocks and corals
- Mangrove forest and bush
- Mujaca beach
- The lighthouse and its ruins
- Marine fauna
- Coconut plantation
- You can do part of the route by motorised tricycle. This version lasts 3 hours and costs and extra 800 MTN.
- Depending on the weather and the sea conditions, you can snorkel in the corals around the lighthouse.
- It is possible to arrange a trip to the lighthouse by boat, but this requires prior reservation and is dependent on the tides.
- It is possible to arrange a picnic to take with you but this must be planned in advance and is an additional cost.