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Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago: an Overview

What started as a trickle of top quality lodge openings has become a steady flow as word spreads of the sheer remote beauty of the Quirimbas archipelago.

We at Original Travel have visited and revisited the Quirimbas Archipelago several times in the last few years to keep abreast of the openings.

The conclusion? Getting there may require a long journey by air, land and sea, but it is well, well worth the effort. In addition to idyllic beaches, the archipelago contains mangrove forests and some of the richest coral reefs in the world.

Over 350 species of reef fish have been recorded, and other marine species present include turtles, manta rays, whale sharks, humpback whales, and the endangered dugong.

As well as world class snorkelling and diving, activities include sea kayaking, fishing and sailing trips on traditional dhows. Add in delicious fresh seafood and you have a great destination for a barefoot beach holiday.

For a dose of culture amidst all the R&R and aquatic activities, Ibo Island also has a long and interesting history as a trading post, with the Chinese, Arabs and Portuguese all having left their mark.

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Discovering Mozambique by Dhow
Spend 12-days island hopping off the coast of northern Mozambique, swimming in azure blue waters and sailing from deserted beach to luxury lodge. Itinerary...
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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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