Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas consists of tropical islands which lie in the Indian Ocean off northeastern Mozambique. The area is remote and relatively untouched.

  • One of the most sought after holiday destination in Africa
  • Heralded as the new Seychelles
  • Just look at photographs of the region and be bowled over!
  • Unexplored beaches, coves and coral reefs – virtually unknown to the outside world


The Quirimbas Archipelago is situated along northern Mozambique within the Cabo Delgado Province. The Quirimbas Archipelago stretches for 100 kilometers along the Mozambique coast. The archipelago consists of about 27 islands, including Ibo, Matemo, Quilaluia, Quirimba, Quisiva and Rolas Island. The area has never been developed and remains an unexplored tourist paradise.

The natural and cultural value of the islands influenced the archipelago to be put on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on August 20, 2008, in the Mixed (Cultural + Natural) Category.

The Quirimbas National Park
The Quirimbas National Park is the first in the world to be established at the request of an area’s inhabitants. The National Park was declared in June 2002, with the celebrations and official functions taking place on Ibo Island. The park and its unique location combines a Safari bush break with tropical island idyll.

Hectares Of Bush And Beach
The Quirimbas National Park comprises of the 11 southernmost islands, of the Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique. The park protects 750,639 hectares of coastal forest and mangroves, rich coral reefs and abundant marine life. On land the park is home to 4 of the Big 5 animals, also, isolated granitic mountains standing tall in the Quirimbas, are not only spectacularly beautiful, but have been identified as a center of plant endemism.

The Marquise 56′ was Fountaine Pajot’s flagship catamaran and was beautifully built with typical French flair and class! Designed to be a comfortable open ocean cruising yacht the 56’ Marquise is still the ideal charter catamaran. Make no mistake, the Marquise 56′ is a big catamaran with one of the largest living areas of any […]

Come sailing on our floating hotel, the Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran. Our motorised charters into the Quirimbas Archipelago are geared to entertain clients who are looking for good fishing, excellent diving, fantastic scenery and island hopping surprises all along the way.

Ibo Island Lodge is made up of 3 very impressive mansions with meter thick coral walls, high ceilings and lush mature gardens.

Price From: US$375 per person sharing per night

A Mozambique holiday is not the same without a visit to the luxurious Azura Quilalea, a gem of a retreat in the Quirimbas Archipelago, in northern Mozambique off Pemba.

Price From:US$ 825 per person sharing per night

Anantara Medjumbe is one of the Quirimbas Archipelago and Northern Mozambique’s premium Island Resorts.

Price From: US$ BAR per person sharing per night


Packages that include this destination

On the idyllic Medjumbe private island in the breath-taking Quirimbas, guests find a paradise full of  romantic escapes, ocean thrills and natures wonders above and below the water. There’s a FREE night at Medjumbe on us if you stay for five nights or more. So make this a reality now, and book this amazing value […]

5 & 6 Bedroom luxury villas are scattered along the edge of idyllic Vamizi Island. On the beachfront or in the shade of the island’s forest, at Vamizi you will find a perfect hideaway for your ultimate beach getaway. Perfect for reconnecting with family and friends, each villa is individually decorated with its own elegant […]

Azura Quilalea Private Island offers this fantastic special when you stay just a little bit longer. Stay 7 nights or more and your partner gets their accommodation free!

Extend your stay at Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas and enjoy a free night on us. A Stay Pay Special where one night is free when you stay 5 nights or more. Visit Ibo Island Lodge for a historical and cultural holiday, enjoyably Mozambique.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort, a tiny isle floating in a sea of turquoise and fringed with indigenous tropical greenery. Feel the romance on dazzling white beaches at this little piece of paradise in the tropical Quirimbas Archipelago. 2019 ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFER PACKAGE RATES (EXCLUDING REGIONAL FLIGHTS) GROOM: 07 Jan 2019 – 31 Jul 2019 / […]

Getting to Quirimbas Archipelago
A light aircraft or helicopter directly to the Quirimbas Island of your choice.


Flight information for Quirimbas Archipelago
The easiest route is to fly to Dar es Salaam, on Tanzania’s coast. Flights from London Heathrow depart on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings, arriving in Dar es Salaam the following morning.Then connections with Air Mozambique link through from Dar to Pemba, usually arriving there in the afternoon.Alternatively, you can fly to Pemba via Jo’burg. Flights from London to Jo’burg with British Airways and South African Airways depart every evening, and arrive in Jo’burg the following morning; SAA flights between Jo’burg and Pemba operate daily except for Monday and Thursday, arriving in Pemba around noon.
GPS coordinates for Quirimbas Archipelago
-12.973203,40.517801 View Map