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Quirimbas Archipelago

The Quirimbas Archipelago is rapidly becoming one of Africa’s hottest beach destinations. Seclusion, a laid back rhythm of life, a rich marine world and crystal-clear water are just a few of the irresistible draw cards of a visit here. 

The Archipelago is made up of 27 coral islands strung along Mozambique’s northern coast from Pemba to the Tanzania boarder. Many are uninhabited and there are just a handful of beautiful lodges which offer complete privacy and a huge dollop of romance. Coconut palms and white, sandy beaches that squeak underfoot are all here. Just in case this wasn’t enough, there are a fantastic range of activities – from thrilling scuba diving to peaceful dhow cruises. A perfect off-the-beaten track escape. 

Another highlight is a visit to the Ibo Island with its crumbling Portuguese villas, historic fort and silversmiths crafting intricate jewellery. This little known destination has only recently become accessible with the introduction of regular flights that have opened up this magical place, making it a fantastic choice for a safari/beach holiday combining the Quirmbas with the safari hot-spots of Southern Africa.

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