Quirimbas Islands Fly-in
$ 5,165 (Pps)
This short Quirimbas Islands Fly-in beach holiday to the magical Quirimbas Islands in the far north of Mozambique is the perfect end to an exciting African safari. Or honeymoon where you have a chance to unwind and enjoy a few days of idyllic beauty.
Mozambique offers the ultimate in barefoot beach holiday luxury. With its white, palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs, the easy vibe of Mozambique appeals to all, especially honeymoon couples. The mix of unspoilt beaches, turquoise Indian Ocean, world class scuba diving and delicious Portuguese seafood cuisine is an unbeatable combination. And this is especially the case on the Quirimbas Archipelago.
You can easily change the length of your stay or opt to combine one of these lodges with one of the other island lodges such as Ibo Island Lodge. Similarly you can also opt to fly into the Quirimbas via Pemba from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Contact us for a tailormade quotation.
We’ve priced our sample Quirimbas Islands Fly-In on six nights at Medjumbe Island Resort, or at Azura on Quililea Island. This incorporates one complimentary night at either lodge. From January to March you can even stay an extra night (making it 7 nights for the price of 5) on a complimentary basis at Azuar Quilalea.
Honeymoon couples are eligible for a discount off the bride's accommodation. So contact us for a tailor-made price.
Quirimbas Islands Fly-in at a glance
This morning you fly from Johannesburg Airport to the town of Pemba on the Mozambique mainland. Here you are met and transferred to your small charter plane for your short 30-40 minute onward flight to Medjumbe Private Island or Azura Quilalea Private Island where you spend the next six nights.
The Quirimbas offer world-class diving, centuries of history & culture as well as unspoilt islands. The 32 coral islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique make up one of the last remaining unexplored areas of Africa’s coast, stretching for 100km in the far north of Mozambique. The southernmost 11 of these islands comprise the Quirimbas National Park – a conservation effort to preserve and protect the Quirimbas archipelago. The Quirimbas is particularly known for its world class scuba diving.
Luxurious accommodation at Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort consists of 13 well-spaced chalets each with its own indulgent salt-water spa pool, as well as a restaurant and bar. The theme is a kind of “beach hut meets Swahili” decor in distressed azure blue and coral, with pale floors. The poolside bar is the place for indulgent cocktails and gorging on seafood. Activities include snorkelling and diving from the beach or from a boat. Other activities are kayaking, sailing, waterskiing and fishing. Apart from the lodge, the island is completely uninhabited and is small enough to stroll around in an hour.
Azura Quilalea Private Island forms part of the marine sanctuary around the magnificent Quirimbas archipelago in Mozambique. The island is 34 hectares in area and lies alongside a deep 70 metre channel with direct access to the Indian Ocean. Snorkel the island’s shores, dive from the main beach, kayak the mangroves or relax in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs – Azura Quilalea Private Island is the ultimate private luxury hideaway and features 9 seafront very private villas along two beaches.
Various activities are on offer including spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving (even from the beach), kayaking and bird and whale watching in season (July to November). Deep sea sport fishing and day trips to historic Ibo Island and cultural tours can also be arranged.
This morning you return by charter flight to Pemba on the Mozambique mainland in time for your flight back to Johannesburg.
An idea of price
This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.
Scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to Pemba, return air charter from Pemba to the islands. All meals, teas and coffees, snacks/picnics, house wines, local beers, water and soft drinks, fly-fishing, snorkelling, use of non-motorised boats and dhow excursions, laundry, medical evacuation insurance cover.
All motorised activities outside the Sanctuary, big game fishing & PADI diving courses & premium spirits and wines from the cellar.