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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa
North Coast

Idyllically located on a tiny private island in the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa offers a paradise escape that is naturally exclusive...

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Avani Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa
North Coast

Avani Pemba Hotel and Spa is the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coastline of Mozambique and the Niassa National Reserve...

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Azura Quilalea Island
North Coast

Azura at Quilalea Private Island is a private, wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary...

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Ibo Dhow Safaris
North Coast

Ibo Island Lodge offers fully guided tailor-made and scheduled departure mobile island-hopping dhow and kayak safaris...

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Ibo Island Lodge
North Coast

Ibo Island Lodge is situated on Ibo Island in the Indian Ocean just 71 nautical miles from mainland Pemba City, northern Mozambique...

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Londo Lodge
North Coast

Londo Lodge is a private boutique hotel in northern Mozambique where abundant coral reefs and ancient baobab trees meet on the Londo Lodge peninsula...

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Vamizi Island Lodge
North Coast

Vamizi Island is a slender coral island just off Mozambique's remote northern coast, part of the Quirimbas Archipelago...

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
South Coast

On the private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences...

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Azura Retreat
South Coast

Located on Benguerra Island, Azura Retreat is an exclusive boutique retreat surrounded by turquoise seas and miles of white sand...

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Benguerra Lodge
South Coast

Benguerra Lodge is situated on the protected north-west side of Benguerra Island, which is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of the Mozambique mainland...

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Marlin Lodge
South Coast

Marlin Lodge is situated on the south western shore of Benguerra Island, second largest of the four main islands that form the Bazaruto Archipelago off the Mozambican coast...

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White Pearl Resort
South Coast

White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers the ultimate in beach luxury in Africa. Experience elegant simplicity at this exclusive beach resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Moza...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Quirimbas Archipelago consists of a magnificent chain of more than 25 coral islands, which escaped the 20th century with almost no development and home to some of the most unspoilt beaches and corals anywhere in the world, providing breath-taking views of the abundant array of the marine life that Mozambique has to offer. The area is renowned for its high quality dive sites, many with exceptional drop-offs.

A beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters transfers you from Pemba International Airport to Ibo Island Lodge. Probably the most compelling attraction in the Quirimbas, Ibo’s 200-year-old ghost town and 16th Century forts make for a fascinating journey to an era long forgotten.

Wander around the mysterious ruins amongst forts and ancient trade buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be told. Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down.

Day 2

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Depart Ibo Island for your exploration north into the Quirimbas Archipelago! Sail into the clearest of blue water with pristine corals below to explore under snorkel. Turquoise clear waters and beautiful scenery awaits you en route, in the afternoon, take a tour through this fishing village getting to know the ways of these fisher folk as interpreted by your knowledgeable guide.

Day 3

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Ulumbwa river mouth beckons and it is here where fascinating rural fishing villages dot the shore. Your chance to camp in the open Mozambique bush south of Ulumbwa. Enjoy an early morning sail up the Ulumbwa estuary viewing a variety of birds & mangroves that thrive in this area.

Day 4 - 5

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Mogundula Island is one of the best islands in the archipelago which is why we spend 2 nights here giving you a fantastic base from which to explore. Known by the locals as the island with the sacred lake it provides us with beautiful bird watching, pristine swimming off the sandbank beach and excellent snorkelling. Our mobile camp is set under the shade of trees and you usually have this magical uninhabited island to yourself! Overnight camp and exploring on Mogundula Island and surrounds. Day trip by dhow to the Pangane Peninsula or similar and/or Macaloe Island from camp.

Day 6 - 7

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Ibo Island lodge has spectacular views over the waterfront and tidal bay and accommodates guests in beautifully simple yet elegant rooms. Historic colonial mansions with high ceilings have been stylishly renovated to accommodate the lodge with various verandas, tropical gardens and a spectacular roof top restaurant that provides the ideal venue to watch the sun go down.

Day 8

Meal Basis: Full Board

On this last day a beautiful light aircraft flight over the islands and turquoise waters is included which transfers you to Pemba International Airport from Ibo Island Lodge.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

 

ABOUT MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique has become an increasingly popular destination – especially for honeymooners and those who desire barefoot luxury without the crowds.

Mozambique stretches for 2500km on the southeastern coast of Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the north-west, Zimbabwe to the west, and South Africa and Swaziland to the south-west. Visitors are lured by the pristine white beaches and clear waters, ideal for diving and snorkelling, and excellent bird watching throughout.

There are many regional variations in Mozambique, but generally the dry season runs from April to September, when the average daily temperature tops 27°C on the coast, and is slightly cooler inland. The rainy season lasts for much of the rest of the year, when the average daily high reaches 31°C.

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