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The Quirimbas Archipelago is situated along the northern coastline of Mozambique in the Cabo Delgado province. For many years, it was very difficult to reach this part of Mozambique but now there are flights to Pemba.

 
This enables you to see this amazing Archipelago which consists of a chain of 32 spectacular coral islands stretching almost 100km's from Pemba to the Tanzanian border.
The beautiful beaches of the Qquirimbas Archipelago
Many of the islands are uninhabited and the southernmost 11 of these form part of a conservation sanctuary protecting one of the most bio diverse marine areas in the world that includes the extremely rare dugongs, dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks. With whales in season, turtles breeding on isolated sand banks and African fish eagles scanning the mangrove swamps, it is a conservation jewel.

Quilalea Island lies at the southern end of the Quirimbas Archipelago and covers an area of 34 hectares - it takes about 45 minutes to walk around the island. This tropical island hideaway offers an abundance of bird species, prolific marine life offering an inexhaustible list of water-based activities and cultural tours to the neighboring islands and villages. The fact that Quilalea is malaria-free is also a big draw card.

Ibo Island is north of Quilalea and is a small forested island which used to be fashionable in the old days but now has more of a ghostly feel. This historic island (dating back to the 1600's) with its old 'falling-down' 19th & 20th century Portuguese architecture including a catholic church, has a small population and is well worth a visit or stay-over. On Ibo Island you can combine a tropical island holiday with a glimpse into Mozambique's culture and history of a bygone slave trade era.

matemo islandNorth of Ibo Island is Matemo Island with it's kilometers of private beaches; Matemo is a tropical island paradise. Breathtakingly beautiful and original, Matemo offers spectacular fishing, diving and snorkeling on a palm-studded island within the Quirimbas Archipelago. One of the world's most renowned fishing destinations is accessible from Matemo: The St Lazarus Banks, a sea mountain 20 x 30 km in extent, rises from 2,4 km deep to within six meters of the ocean surface bringing together a fascinating combination of marine life. We can offer luxury live-aboard boat trips to St Lazarus Banks for the ultimate game fishing extravaganza.

Guided village tours by land cruiser are offered giving you the opportunity to experience Quirimba island life and customs, and to witness the age-old skills of dhow building and constructing local homes. Nature lovers can follow one of the many footpaths on this Mozambique Island, enjoying the call of the fish eagle and looking out for giant coconut crabs along the way. Bird lovers will delight in the wide range of Palaearctic migrants around the island, as well as the many waders frequenting tidal pools.

Further north is the tiny pristine island of Medjumbe with its breathtaking coral reefs and ocean views is world-renowned for delicious seafood, gracious hospitality and exceptional diving. This private island is the ideal Mozambique island getaway for those who wish to experience exclusivity and privacy in a remote tropical location.

In addition to private beaches, countless coves to be discovered and blissful surroundings to be experienced, Medjumbe also cater for numerous activities. For example, the coral reefs surrounding Medjumbe are one of Mozambique's best kept secrets. The untouched marine environment allows for constant new discoveries, what ever your passion is. Dive sites are still being discovered and one thing you will be guaranteed on any dive at Medjumbe is that very few people have ever dived here before you. Kayaks are available for guests to explore the crystal clear Quirimbas waters around Medjumbe or the reefs around nearby Quissanga Island. Still little explored, the protected waters around Medjumbe produce some of the most exciting game fish to catch - species such as Kingfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Queenfish, Serra, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish.

In the far north you will find the island of Vamizi with its clear waters, abundant marine life and thick untouched coral reefs, it is one of the last virgin territories left on earth. The main aim is to keep it that way and to used income generated by tourism to fund local community projects. The population on Vamizi is approximately 1000 people. Activities include world-class deep sea, fly or shore fishing as well as scuba diving and snorkeling in the coral reefs. Kayaking, guided walks, picnics, dhow cruises and a day trip tot he nearby Rongui Island are all on offer. Access to this remote island is via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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