28 April 2011
Island hopping by dhow!
Just back from Mozambique, Trish couldn't wait to share some of her favourite discoveries with us.
Perfect for free spirits, the 8 Day Dhow Safari takes you island hopping by traditional dhow, camping on the beach by night on the pristine islands of the Quirimbas archipelago, culminating with a few nights of luxuy on Ibo Island. Snorkel, kayak, dive and star gaze.
With verdant native bush spilling over onto coral reefs, mangrove forests and hidden coves, Ibo Island is a beach seeker's paradise with prolific marine life and a rich cultural legacy. It's also a fabulous spot for birders - the riparian forest is a great habitat for black-bellied starlings and other birds. The mangrove forest provides roosting spots with sightings of Dimorphic egret, great white egret, pink-backed pelican, yellow-billed stork, crab plovers and woolly-necked storks.