For general information on travelling to Mozambique, visit our Mozambique travel advice page.
Flights & Getting Around
Pemba Airport: fly into the archipelago's mainland airport from Johannesburg's O R Tambo, Tanzania's Dar es Salaam or Kenya's Nairobi International - such connections make for great South or East African safari combinations.
Flights generally land in Pemba around lunch, leaving more than enough time to catch a light aircraft or helicopter directly to the Quirimbas Island of your choice. The islands are all small and can easily be walked around.
Top Travel Tips for the Quirimbas
Take a reminder: While on Ibo, be sure to buy some of the fine silver jewelry made by local silversmiths.
Made for romance: The Quirimbas are more remote and less family-friendly than Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago - making the glittering Quirimbas islands the perfect choice for a romantic getaway.
Catch the sunset: It would be foolish to travel to the Quirimbas Archipelago and not take a day trip or a sunset cruise on a traditional sailing dhow.