The Quirimbas National Park protects 750 639 hectares of coastal forest and mangroves, rich coral reefs and abundant marine life. The sandy white beaches and azure sea are exceptionally beautiful, while the transparent tropical waters are alive with hundreds of fish species and marine creatures, including dugongs, whales and turtles. The area is justifiably famous for its excellent diving, snorkelling and game fishing.
Island life offers fascinating cultural interactions and you can explore ancient settlements and historical buildings that reflect the area’s significance as a trading post and meeting place of Arab, Swahili and European cultures. Fringed with palm trees and surrounded by tropical waters teeming with marine life, Ibo, Quilalea, Matemo, Vamizi and Matembe islands are particularly appealing, with a romantic, castaway magic.
This area is currently off-limits due to terrorist activity. We hope it’s not too many years before normality returns. The rest of Mozambique remains safe to visit.