The 32 tiny Quirimbas islands are some of the world's best diving and fishing destinations but are barely on most tourists' radar.
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The 32 tiny Quirimbas islands are some of the world's best diving and fishing destinations but are barely on most tourists' radar. This string of islands offers stunning white beaches, a pristine marine environment and a sense of being utterly away from the maelstrom of the world. The Quirimbas islands archipelago stretches for over 100 km in the far north of Mozambique. However, the southern islands, and some mainland forest, are included in the Quirimbas National Park which preserves and protects the stunning beauty of the Quirimbas.
In particular, the Quirimbas islands are known for their world class scuba diving. The complete lack of development in the Quirimbas Archipelago has meant that the coral here has not suffered the degradation seen elsewhere. The colours of the reefs are vibrant and pristine, and the warm Indian Ocean waters teem with fish. So, it will also suit couples seeking a truly remote tropical island destination for their honeymoon or anniversary.
Tasha EygelaarAfrica Travel Specialist
Why you may love it
- World-class diving opportunity.
- ‘Away-from-it’ all beach holiday or honeymoon.
- Authentic Mozambican culture & architecture on Ibo Island & Ilha de Mozambique.
- Buy local jewelry made from old silver.
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When to visit Quirimbas Islands
December to March
Summer in Quirimbas Islands
April & May
The start of the Dry season
June to August
Sea temperatures - Pleasant
September to November
Sunniest time of year
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