Quirimbas Archipelago Holidays

Cabo Delgado province in the far north of Mozambique is as distant from Maputo as Moscow is from London. The area has existed in splendid isolation, with most of the population confined to fishing communities along the coast and on the 32 tiny coral islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago which stretch for 400 kms along the Indian Ocean coast. These fishing communities with their dhows, dugouts and outrigger canoes share more with the Swahili-speaking east African population to the north than they do with their fellow nationals down in the south.

Ecological Quirimbas holidays 

In the last few years, a particularly enlightened provincial governor has facilitated the development of sustainable tourism as a means to providing employment and furthering conservation of this ecologically fascinating province. Already what was the poorest province of one of the world’s poorest countries is beginning to enjoy the fruits of tourism. Parts of the mainland, and several islands, now have lodges and tourists are discovering the delights of this pristine wilderness.

Access to the Quirimbas Archipelago & surrounds

Access to Pemba, the regional capital and airport, has improved considerably. SA Airlink has a weekly flight from Johannesburg, flying time under 3 hours, LAM (Air Mozambique) flies up three times a week from Maputo. There are also flights from Dar-es-Salaam (flying time two hours) and Nairobi.

Light aircraft transfers meet the Pemba flights and it a short hop to most destinations. Those arriving in the late afternoon can overnight at Pemba Beach Hotel. Improved access resulted in a substantial rise in visitor numbers. Visit the Quirimbas now, while it is still an undeveloped backwater.

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Diving at Nuarro in the Quirimbas
From £2600 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Mozambique
The dive centre at Nuarro reflects four owner-managers' love of diving. Steve is a PADI dive instructor who has worked in a wide...
Quirimbas Archipelago Dhow Safari
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Small Group Tours
From £2995 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Mozambique
Sail between idyllic pristine islands by traditional dhow, with a mix of camping and luxury lodge accommodation. Can be either a small group tour with set departures or a private group.
Quirimbas Archipelago Escape
  • Beach
From £3595 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Mozambique
A Northern Mozambique retreat, staying at Matemo Island in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago.
Masai Mara Safari & Mozambique
  • Honeymoons
From £4640 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Kenya     Mozambique
The perfect safari and beach honeymoon, this is a top choice which brings together the big cats and the Big-Five in the Masai Mara and a gorgeous secluded beach lodge in Mozambique.
Botswana and Mozambique Escape
  • Honeymoons
  • Safari
From £5395 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Mozambique
Safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, exploring the area in open four-wheel drive vehicles, on foot or enjoy being gently paddled in a mekoro. Complete this superb Africa honeymoon on the castaway beaches of Mozambique.
Botswana Safari & Mozambique Beach Escape
  • Beach
  • Safari
From £5540 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Botswana     Mozambique
Go on safari in Botswana where you stay at luxurious Sanctuary Stanley's Camp, perfectly situated to seek out some of the best big game in the Okavango Delta. Then spend five nights at Coral Lodge 15.41, set on an exquisite beach in the Quirimbas Peninsula of Mozambique.
Mozambique & South Africa Honeymoon
  • Honeymoons
From £5769 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Mozambique     South Africa
This is an outstanding honeymoon with a Big-Five safari in South Africa's Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, followed by a relaxing beach escape on two of Mozambique's most alluring islands - historic Ibo Island and private Quilalea. This is 'safari and beach' at its most impressive.
Southern Tanzania Safari and Mozambique Beach
  • Honeymoons
From £5899 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Tanzania     Mozambique
This safari and beach honeymoon combines an outstanding safari in Tanzania's Selous National Park followed by seven nights on a private island in Northern Mozambique - both lodges truly have the wow factor.
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