The Quirimbas Archipelago looks set to establish itself as the destination of choice for those who like their tropical islands beautiful, unspoilt and uncrowded. Many of the 32 coral islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago (Archipelago das Quirimbas) stretching north of Pemba all the way to the Tanzanian border, have been set up exclusively for luxury tourism.
Trend-setters Vamizi Island Lodge’s opulent villas have set the standard for the very best in island get-aways, while honeymooners’ choice Medjumbe Island is making a name for itself in diving circles.
Picture-perfect beaches, the clearest waters, prolific coral reefs and dramatic drop-offs are the setting for fantastic scuba diving, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. Another main attraction is the rich history and evocative ruins on Ibo Island.
The unique combination of uninhabited islands, small and intimate boutique lodges, and a pristine natural environment make the Quirimbas islands unbeatable for sheer relaxation.
• Scuba diving
• Bird watching
• Visit to Ibo Island
• Game fishing
The islands of the Quirimba Archipelago in the province of Cabo Delgado, stretches north of Pemba all the way to the Rovuma river, border to Tanzania.
The few islands that have been developed can be reached by light aircraft from Pemba airport with the exception of Ibo Island that can also be reached by boat from the mainland at Tandanhangue, close to Quissanga.
A dhow safari or yacht charter is an option should you wish to visit any of the undeveloped islands.