Get to Know The Quirimbas Archipelago
The Quirimba Archipelago consists of 32 small, beautiful islands strung along the Indian Ocean coastline between Pemba and Palma. In 2002, the most southerly 11 islands, together with a large tract of the facing mainland, were gazetted as the 7,506-square-kilometre Quirimbas National Park.
The islands are protrusions from what is effectively a vast fringing reef that runs along the Mozambican coast for hundreds of kilometres and incorporates some of the most pristine coral ecosystems in the Indian Ocean. With 375 species of reef fish recorded alongside dugong, five marine turtle species and several types of dolphin, whale and large shark, the snorkelling and diving is thrilling.
Why The Quirimbas Archipelago?
- Pristine reefs offer superb diving and snorkelling
- A true getting-away-from-it-all ambience
- Varied marine and terrestrial wildlife The fascinating historic settlement of Ibo and associated old buildings
- Great for honeymooners