Pemba and Quirimbas – the ultimate beach holiday
Pemba and Quirimbas Archipelago offers the ultimate in romantic and exotic destinations.
- Some of the richest coral reefs in the world
- Pemba – gateway to Quirimbas Archipelago
- Atmospheric and historic Ibo Island
- Quirimbas National Park
- Pristine white beaches
- Niassa Reserve – exciting new wildlife destination
formerly known as Porto Amelia, is the 3rd largest natural bay in the world.
Pemba is the capital of the northern province of Mozambique, Cabo Delgado. It’s calm, crystalline white beaches and untouched coral reefs make it an ideal tourist destination.
It is also the gateway to the fabulous Quirimbas Archipelago – a collection of of some 27 exotic islands off the coast. Here we will enable you to enjoy the romantic experience of your life!
Names like Ibo Island, Medjumbe and Matemo are synonymous with white beaches, coral reefs, beautiful multi – coloured marine life, crystal clear water and water sports – not to mention the scrumptious seafood!
Pemba is also the gateway to the huge Niassa Reserve in the north, on the border with Tanzania. The area is still developing and recovering from the poaching ravages in the past. The Lugenda Reserve a private concession adjoining the Niassa Reserve with its stunning landscapes is an area which is fast heading for great popularity.
The stunning Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 32 coral islands stretching from Pemba to the Rovuma River, which forms the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique.
This area remains a relatively unexplored tourist paradise. Some of the islands in the south include a vast expanse of forest in the Quirimbas National Park. The 1,500 sq km marine area of Quirimbas National Park includes 11 coral islands stretching for 100km.
These islands feature phenomenal vertical drop-offs, some up to 400 meters down. These walls abound with coral covered caves and tropical fish ranging from gobies to mammoth Napoleon Wrasse, as well as game fish. Feeding and nesting grounds for the park’s population of sea turtles, dugong, dolphins, sharks and whales are also found here.
Snorkeling, fishing and diving doesn’t get better than in these waters!