It's not often the world gets a new corner to explore but the relatively unknown Quirimbas Archipelago is rapidly becoming Africa's hottest beach destination. Seclusion, a laidback rhythm of life, a rich marine world and crystal clear water - these are just a few of the draw cards of a Quirimbas island holiday.
The archipelago is made up of 27 coral islands strung along Mozambique's northern coast from Pemba to the Tanzanian border. Many are uninhabited, and Quirimbas accommodation is limited to a handful of luxurious lodges and romantic beach bungalows, so it's easy to find an empty stretch of beach all to yourself.
Coconut palms and powder-white beaches line small private islands like Vamizi, Quilalea and tiny Medjumbe Private Island. Add to this bucketfuls of luxury and a fantastic range of activities - from thrilling scuba diving to peaceful dhow cruises - and you're looking at the perfect off-the-beaten track escape. We'd also highly recommend a visit to Ibo Island with its crumbling old Portuguese villas, historic fort and silversmiths crafting intircate jewellery.
A previously inaccessible destination, this has now changed with the introduction of regular flights that have opened up this magical world and made it easy to experience a fantastic safari and beach holiday combining the Qirimbas with top reserves in either East or Southern Africa. Browse our range of popular itineraries or contact one of our well travelled Africa Safari Experts to tailor-make a Quirimbas island holiday just for you.
At a Glance
Lying off the remote northern Mozambique coast and home to classic tropcial island escapes, the Quirimbas Archipelago is ideal for luxury honeymoons and post-safari retreats.