Quirimbas and the North Coast
Consisting of over fifty coral islands, the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique has recently been granted protection status in the form of the Quirimbas National Park. The 7,500 km sq. park has some of the richest coral reefs on the continent and provides a habitat for a rich and abundant marine life.
To the far north of Mozambique, just a 2-hour flight from Dar es Salaam, lies the Quirimbas Archipelago, made up of 34 tropical islands scattered amongst the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You’ll find a handful of barefoot luxury lodges and unspoilt beaches here, reached by light aircraft and boat from the mainland. The coast is rich in coral and fish - superb for both scuba diving and big game fishing. We suggest combining a stay here with a safari on mainland Mozambique in the Niassa Reserve.
Accessible by air from both Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and from Mozambique's capital Maputo, the islands have never been developed and remain an unexplored holiday paradise with superb snorkelling and scuba diving.
Quirimbas is one of Imagine Africa's Top 4 diving destinations. Please read about it on our blog...