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.

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

Ibo Island Lodge is the ONLY operator to offer tented mobile dhow and kayak island hopping safaris in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Price From: US$3 195 per person – based on a private departure of 2 to 4 pax

Vamizi Island is situated close to the Tanzanian border in the northern section of the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Price From: US$ 1970 per villa per night


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Packages that include this destination

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. 2017 ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFER PACKAGE RATES (EXCLUDING REGIONAL FLIGHTS) GROOM: 06 January 2017 – 31 October 2017 $2,920.30 […]

Medjumbe Island has got to be one of the most beautiful islands in all of the Quirimbas. Set further out to sea than some of the other islands in the Archipelago and approaching by light aircraft you see a tiny strip of silver white beach surrounded by impossibly turquoise water and a lighthouse. 2017 ACCOMMODATION & […]

Medjumbe Island has got to be one of the most beautiful islands in all of the Quirimbas. Set further out to sea than some of the other islands in the Archipelago and approaching by light aircraft you see a tiny strip of silver white beach surrounded by impossibly turquoise water and a lighthouse.

Step back in time at the majestically restored Ibo Island Lodge. Explore an island of intrigue with a fascinating, history and ancient cultures. Once Mozambique’s mighty slave trading centre, Ibo Island, has remained all but forgotten to the outside world for over a century.

Avani Pemba Beach Hotel is situated in the far north of Mozambique, close to the Tanzanian border, this is the only luxury hotel in Pemba and offers a secure beach with aesthetically unique Arabian-influenced architecture. Coral Lodge Coral Lodge offers 10 stylish luxury villas and the main guest areas allow guests to unwind and relax.

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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