MZ- Quirimbas

Quirimbas Archipelago

Comprising 32 small islands offshore of northern Mozambique, the Quirimbas is a rewarding off-the-beaten-track destination whose attractions include postcard-perfect beaches, a diverse marine fauna, and the atmospheric old town of Ibo. The entire archipelago has been nominated as a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 11 of the islands are protected in Quirimbas National Park, which also incorporates a vast tract of the facing mainland.

Discover the Quirimbas Archipelago

Like a miniaturized version of Ilha de Moçambique, the time-warped village of Ibo, on the island of the same name, boasts a wealth of centuries-old homesteads and other buildings in varying states of repair and disrepair. The out-of-town Fortaleza de João Baptisto is a well-preserved star-shaped fortress built in 1791 to ward off a French invasion.

A handful of exclusive beach resorts dotted around the more remote islands of the Quirimbas offer guests the last word in barefoot luxury. Budget-conscious travelers, or those seeking a cultural as opposed to a beach experience, usually base themselves in Ibo village.

The marine sector of Quirimbas National Park is renowned for its pristine reefs and prodigious marine wildlife. Larger creatures occasionally seen by visitors include humpback whale, dugong, and several species of marine turtle and dolphin. A full 375 different fish species have been recorded.

Activities include diving and snorkeling in the national park, as well as kayaking and sailing excursions on traditional dhows.

The decidedly off-the-beaten-track mainland sector of Quirimbas National Park protects 2,300 square miles of Brachystegia woodland inhabited by elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, African wild dog, zebra and sable antelope.

Camps & Lodges

We have curated a selection of accommodation options for Ngorongoro Crater. Our recommendations are based on firsthand experience and are chosen for their unique character, location, and exceptional service.  Our consultants are able to suggest properties that are perfect for your travel style.

Featured Trips

Our itineraries will give you taste of what is possible when you travel in Ngorongoro Crater, and they showcase routes we recommend.  Consider them as inspirations because each of our programs are uniquely created by our knowledgeable consultants.

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