Ibo Island, Mozambique

Photos taken by David Stanley on Ibo, a small Indian Ocean island off the north coast of Mozambique.
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Local entertainers perform for cruise ship passengers on Ibo Island, Mozambique. Until the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502 Ibo was an Arab trading port.

Local entertainers perform for cruise ship passengers on Ibo Island, Mozambique. Until the arrival of the Portuguese in 1502 Ibo was an Arab trading port.

The Lesser Masked Weaver bird is common on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

The Lesser Masked Weaver bird is common on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

The star-shaped Forte de São João Baptista (1791) defended Ibo Island, Mozambique, against pirate attacks from Reunion and Madagascar. Prior to independence in 1975 political prisoners were held here.

The star-shaped Forte de São João Baptista defended Ibo Island, Mozambique, against pirate attacks from Reunion and Madagascar. Prior to independence in 1975 political prisoners were held here.

The Marginale up the southwest coast of Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Islands of northern Mozambique is picturesque.

The Marginale up the southwest coast of Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Islands of northern Mozambique is picturesque.

Lesser Masked Weaver birds nest in a treet at Ibo Island Lodge on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Lesser Masked Weaver birds nest in a treet at Ibo Island Lodge on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

A Museu Maritimo is inside the Forte de São João Baptista on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

A Museu Maritimo is inside the Forte de São João Baptista on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

In the early 19th century these cannon protected the Forte de São João Baptista, (1791 on Ibo Island, Mozambique, from attack by Indian Ocean pirates.

In the early century these cannon protected the Forte de São João Baptista, on Ibo Island, Mozambique, from attack by Indian Ocean pirates.

Avenida do Fortaleza runs from the Indian quarter to the main fort on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Avenida do Fortaleza runs from the Indian quarter to the main fort on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

A banyan tree holds a crumbing building in a death grip on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

A banyan tree holds a crumbing building in a death grip on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Rua Maria Pia runs through the old Indian quarter on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Rua Maria Pia runs through the old Indian quarter on Ibo Island, Mozambique.


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