Quirimbas Package Holidays
Holiday Packages to Quirimbas
The Quirimbas Archipelago is a virtually un-chartered tourist paradise. Travel packages to Quirimbas include return flights from Johannesburg to Pemba, air transfers from Pemba to Quirimbas and airport taxes. They also include accommodation on a dinner bed and breakfast basis and a guided tour of the island. These packages exclude visas, required inoculations and immunisations, gratuities and personal expenses.
Information about Quirimbas
The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of 32 tropical coral islands stretching from Pemba to the Rovuma River, which forms the natural frontier between Tanzania and Mozambique. The area has never been developed and remains an un-chartered tourist paradise. The tropical islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide a home for an astounding number of marine life. Some of the charming islands in the south include a vast expanse of enchanted forest in the Quirimbas National Park.
Most popular areas in Quirimbas
Ibo Island is steeped in history and dates back to the16th century making it one of the oldest settlements in Mozambique most notably the Portuguese castle with many ‘battle ready’ cannons positioned in its ramparts.
Silver filigree jewellery with an exiting past is made in and around Ibo Fort and the silver is said to be made from molten Maria Theresa dollars taken from unidentified East Indiamen that went down on the shoreline a few centuries ago. The locals will not reveal the wrecks location but it continues to yield its bounty to those in the know.
Ibo Island boasts much more than historical significance. This island is one of the most pristine destinations in Africa. The warm turquoise waters surrounding Ibo are inhabited by turtles and tropical fish; viewings of dolphins and whales are frequent whilst the bird life is abundant and varied. Here you will encounter idyllic beaches and explore rich coral reefs.
Guests can also take to the water to discover the Quirimbas National Park in sailing and motorized dhows or quietly paddle through the mangroves in kayaks. The park is a feeding and nesting ground for the local population of sea turtles, dugong, dolphins, sharks and whales.
These islands feature phenomenal vertical drop-offs, some up to 400 meters whose walls are abundant with coral covered caves and tropical fish ranging from gobies to mammoth Napoleon Wrasse and game fish including Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel.
Birding is also good at Inhaca, with such rare species as the Angola pitta, and Pel’s fishing owl to be seen, along with an excellent predator population.